Are you interested in the law? Do you have a desire to help people? If so, studying for a paralegal practice apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to be part of a sector that is dedicated to protecting the Scottish public.
The apprenticeship is for anyone who wants to work as part of Scotland’s legal system. Learn how to prepare law-related documents for different cases. Discover what it means to support attorneys and government agencies. Improve your investigative skills by researching legal principles.
There are a variety of jobs on offer in Scotland’s paralegal sector. Become a family paralegal and work on cases that involve pre-nuptial agreements, child care and civil partnerships. Work as a personal injury solicitor and help people who have been hurt in work-related accidents. Take on the role of a legal assistant and carry out administration duties in a busy firm. The apprenticeship is designed to give you the skills necessary to succeed in the world of law.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 7 in paralegal practice. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as administration and law.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue your studies with a technical apprenticeship in paralegal practice or go into full-time work.
Further education: Increase your legal knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in law. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in law.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the paralegal industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. But it is beneficial to have an interest in the law and a desire to improve your legal awareness.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.