I completed my legal studies via distance learning. Had Legal Apprenticeships been widely available back then, I would have found them an attractive option.

Andrew Smailes | Legal Trainer

All apprentices will need to demonstrate that they can apply their knowledge in the workplace to successfully complete this qualification. Apprentices must complete 54 credits in all, made up of 6 mandatory units (28 credits), at least 4 units from optional group 1 (minimum of 18 credits) and at least 2 units from optional group 2 (minimum of 8 credits).

Mandatory Units Credit Level
Unit 1 Comply with legal, organisational and regulatory requirements in the provision of legal services 5 4
Unit 2 Equality and diversity 6 4
Unit 3 Communicate effectively with people 3 5
Unit 4 Plan and manage your own workload 2 3
Unit 5 Draft legal documents 7 4
Unit 6 Providing legal advice to clients 5 3
Optional Units - Group 1: Legal Functions (choose 4) Credit Level
Unit 7 Developing a specifications for legal work to be undertaken 4 4
Unit 8 Manage financial considerations in relation to legal matters 5 4
Unit 9 Prepare for financial transactions in relation to legal matters 5 4
Unit 10 Progress legal matters by conducting research 6 4
Unit 11 Preparing cases for representation in formal proceedings 5 4
Unit 12 Prepare file submissions for legal matters 4 4
Unit 13 Acting on behalf of clients in informal proceedings 5 4
Unit 14 Acting on behalf of clients in formal proceedings 7 5
Unit 15 Conclude legal matters 4 4
Optional Units - Group 2: Wider Functions (choose 2) Credit Level
Unit 16 Managing interviews with legal advice clients 3 3
Unit 17 Managing personal legal advice case load 5 4
Unit 18 Managing legal advice cases 5 4
Unit 19 Maintain and develop your own knowledge, skills and competence 3 5
Unit 20 Work in a business environment 4 3
Unit 21 Contribute to the improvement of team working 3 5
Unit 22 Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team 5 3
Unit 23 Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility 5 4
Unit 24 Manage team and individual performance in contact centre operations 5 4
Unit 25 Manage resource planning and improvement of resource allocation in a contact centre 6 4
Unit 26 Negotiate in a business environment 7 4
Unit 27 Develop, negotiate and agree proposals to offer services and products 6 5

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