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September TBC Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Our T Level in Legal Services is a two-year study programme designed with employers to give you the skills required in industry.

The legal sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry. The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work in legal services: You will gain an understanding of how law firms work and you will develop the core knowledge and skills to prepare you for the world of legal work such as problem solving, negotiation, collaborative working, independent research and commercial awareness.

This T Level provides a firm foundation for entering the sector either through work or university.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9, including English and Maths.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to participate in a range of trips and visits throughout the course, which may incur a cost.

You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% of your time on a 45-day industry placement with an employer.

Classroom learning will be a mix of independent and collaborative work incorporated into a variety of lecture style and interactive lessons and workshops.

At the end of your first year, you will sit two externally marked examinations and an employer set project.

Throughout your second year of study, there will be a range of controlled tasks that you will complete as part of the occupational specialism.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

You will complete a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) in an industry placement.

Monday-Friday between 9am and 4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

You will study the following core modules:

- The business environment
- Careers within the legal professions
- Industry regulations
- Professionalism and ethics/equality, diversity and inclusion
- Security and risk
- Professional services
- Fundamentals of law
- Fundamentals of financial accounting
- Technology
- Data driven innovation/analytics and design thinking
- Research skills
- Project/change management and administration
- The legal services sector


What’s next?

Following the successful completion of the T Level course, you could progress to study law at university, or you can directly enter the workplace via an apprenticeship or entry level role.

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(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

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