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'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
Paralegal Practice at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Draft legal documents
Provide papers for legal matters
Comply with legal, organisational and regulatory requirements in the provision of legal services
Store and retrieve information using a filing system
Develop and manage interviews with clients
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:
Personal injury solicitor
Civil litigation solicitor
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.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.