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Law at Oldham College Apprenticeships

Course description

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

Course content

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

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (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

Assessment

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.

Financial information

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

Future opportunities

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:

 

Further information

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.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2018

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