• Apprenticeships

    The shape of legal training
    has changed
  • Apprenticeship schemes typically allow employees to combine study with the practical application of law in the workplace, ultimately leading to qualification as a solicitor.

    With our strong focus on both employability and innovation alongside recognising the way law and legal practice are evolving, we have embraced Apprenticeships as another pathway to legal qualification.

    We are partnering with several Further Education Colleges to provide Legal Administration or Legal Services Apprenticeships which have either City and Guilds or Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) qualifications embedded within the Apprenticeship. We also offer the opportunity for law firms to sign up for The University of Law’s Articled Apprenticeship Programme, a new programme of part-time study while at work, starting from A-level or equivalent entry and leading to qualification as a solicitor within 6 years. 

    We believe that the partnerships we have created between the largest and most innovative Further Education Colleges in the UK will give students and apprentices the opportunity to kick-start their legal careers. The Colleges involved are the acknowledged experts in the delivery of high-quality Apprenticeships and we have the reputation, legal expertise and solid relationships with legal employers. 

    Currently our partners include:

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    cornwall-80   city-islington-80   portsmouth-highbury-80   birmingham-met-80  

    farnborough-80  coleg-cambria-80


    (CILEx apprenticeships subject to centre accreditation)

    We would be delighted to hear from other leading FE colleges wishing to partner with us. 

    Our Apprenticeship programme will offer a unique combination of the university experience - with Further Education tutors working in The University of Law’s centres - combined with practical on-the-job learning, all offered as an Apprenticeship. If you would like more information please email: apprenticeships@law.ac.uk we have also produced a number of helpful Factsheets for you to download below.

    Latest news:

    Employer Factsheet - explaining why it makes sense to hire an apprentice.

    Apprentice Factsheet - explaining why you should consider an Apprenticeship route and details on the Further Education Colleges we work with. 

    Employers Guide:

    Employers Guide to Apprenticeships - guide for employers from the National Apprenticeship Service

    Current Apprenticeship vacancies: