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Solicitor

Progressing legal matters and transactions, applying legal knowledge and commercial judgement to produce solutions which meet clients' needs.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
60 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

The apprenticeship standard sets out a range recommended requirements.

What apprentices will learn
  • ethics, professionalism and judgement
  • technical legal practice
  • working with other people
  • managing themselves and their work
Qualifications

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

The standard is based on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Statement of of Solicitor Competence. Achieving the apprenticeship standard will satisfy the authority's regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor (subject to the authority's usual tests).

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.