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Law

What will I study?

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.

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

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:

Managing data/records

Reviewing documents

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.

Entry Requirements

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

How will I be assessed?

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.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

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.

What will this lead to?

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.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

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 requirements

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

How to apply

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/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

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're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • 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 admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

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 admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

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.

 

Overview

Title: Law

Faculty: Legal Services

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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