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Are you looking to gain hands-on experience while pursuing your studies? A legal apprenticeship offers a unique blend of theoretical and practical legal education. This opportunity allows you to acquire the essential knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to become fully proficient and confident in your chosen area of law.

Benefits of Law Apprenticeships


Law apprenticeships offer numerous benefits, providing a practical and cost-effective route into the legal profession. Programs such as Datalaw’s Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship, Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship, and Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship allow you to gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning a salary. These apprenticeships blend academic learning with practical training, helping you develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in your legal career. By completing these apprenticeships, you can achieve professional qualifications without the burden of significant student debt, all while building a strong foundation for future career advancement.

What’s Included?

  • Practical Assignments
  • Legal Qualifications
  • Skills Workshops
  • Virtual Classroom Sessions
  • Personal Development Plans
  • Mentorship and support
  • Career development
  • Access to Legal Resources
  • Online Courses & Webinars
  • Progress Coaches

How is it Funded?


The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has designated government funding to support the training of learners seeking to become qualified through an apprenticeship. With ESFA covering 95% of the costs, your practice is only responsible for 5%. As an approved training provider, Datalaw is able to utilise these funds on behalf of your firm, facilitating access to a wide array of legal qualifications.

  • Funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency
  • 95% funded For non-levy paying businesses
  • Funding covers the cost for all training and SQE exams
  • Zero fees for learners
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Eligibility Criteria

  • You must spend 50% of your working time in England.
  • You must not be currently enrolled on another government funded apprenticeship.
  • You must be employed within a legal organisation and have the approval of your employer.

Our Apprentices Excel In Their Learning

But don’t just take our word for it

Apprenticeship Funding

The Education and Skills Funding agency (ESFA) has allocated funding to train thousands of professionals in work to gain further occupational qualifications. The ESFA provides 95% of the funding and your practice pays only 5%. As an approved registered government training provider Datalaw can take advantage of this funding on your firm’s behalf to provide law apprenticeships.


To find out more information about funding routes and eligibility please register your interest below: 

Education and Skills Funding Agency

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), part of the UK Department for Education, funds education and skills training for children, young people, and adults. Established in 2017, it distributes funds to schools, colleges, and other institutions, manages apprenticeships, and ensures value for money in education. The ESFA works to develop a skilled workforce and improve educational outcomes nationwide.

Funded Law Apprenticeships
  • Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
  • Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is a UK government initiative introduced in April 2017 to fund apprenticeship programs. It requires companies with an annual payroll of over £3 million to contribute 0.5% of their total payroll to the levy. These funds are then available to the company as digital vouchers to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment. The aim is to increase investment in training, improve skills across the workforce, and encourage businesses to create more apprenticeship opportunities.

Non-Levy Paying Companies

Smaller companies can also benefit from government co-funding for apprenticeships, even if they do not pay the levy. Non Levy paying employers receive 95% funding from the ESFA for apprenticeships. The employer just pays 5% of the full cost.