Level 2 - Legal Studies - Full Time Duration One Year
You will be introduced to areas of law and learn about the legal environment and both criminal and contract law. You will also have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience and visit the magistrates court.
Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Applied and Business - Full Time Duration Two Years
You will study the legal system, criminal, contract and family law and how businesses operate, looking specifically at areas such as marketing and Human Resources. You will undertake work experience and through our college academies you will have a business mentor, a chance to apply for a summer internship (ITV, NHS) and opportunities to be involved in a number of employer led workshops.
Work experience employers include: Clarke Wilmott, Horwich Farrelly, Tucker Solicitors, Addleshaw Goddard, Monarch Solicitors, Plexus Law, Wrigley Claydon, First Choice Homes and Oldham Council Registrars Department.
L3 Advanced Standard in Paralegal
The course is delivered by a qualified industry specialist with up to date knowledge and awareness of current legal practices, who works closely with employers and apprentices to develop and prepare the apprentice for end point assessment.
Typical activities that may be carried out, in this role include:
Drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms
Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files
Carrying out research
Handling confidential and sensitive information
Topics/units to be completed include ethics, professionalism and judgements, technical legal practise, managing self and work and working with other people. There are also specialisms to choose, from family law, employment practise, criminal , private client work and litigation.
Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications or other criteria. Entry requirements below:
GCSE Maths & English - grade C or above (or equivalent).
2 x A Level (or equivalent) - minimum grade C
For Level two you will be assessed by course work and external exams.
For Level three you will be assessed by course work and external exams.
This qualifications is delivered on and off the job. Apprentices spend 4 days per week in the workplace and 1 day per week at College.
Bespoke milestone planners detail course content for the duration of the apprenticeship. Apprentices will be holistically assessed in the workplace via a variety of methods in including observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts, product evidence and question and answer. Assessment is on going throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
At College apprentices will be taught theory which is then tested via externally set exams. A portfolio of work will be created and will form the basis of discussion for end point assessment.
Level 2 progression opportunities are to Level 3 in Law or Business, an Paralegal apprenticeship or Business Admin apprenticeship and employment.
Level 3 progression opportunities are to university (Law or Business Management with pathways in HR, Marketing, Accounting), a Paralegal apprenticeship and employment.
Job opportunities are in the varied in the legal sectors and administration.
On completion of the level 3 Paralegal apprenticeship progression to further higher courses such as:
Professional Apprenticeship Solicitor Level 7 Includes LLB (Hons) Legal Practice
Higher Education LLB (Hons) or other degree programme
Employment roles such as:
Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
GCSE Re-sit Study Programme
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.
Vocational Level 1 Programme
English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Vocational Level 2 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Vocational Level 3 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English
You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.
You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.
Faculty: Legal Services
Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time
Delivery Method: Face-to-face