T Level Legal Services – Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Welfare – C7858

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Course Overview

Discover your pathway to success with our Legal Services T level. Combining classroom learning with real-work experience during a 45-day industry placement you’ll delve into the different types of law to ensure you are ready for your next steps.

Explore the complexities of the law, guided by our industry experts. From courtroom procedures to social welfare policies, you will learn about the legal landscape and take part in interactive projects that bridge theory and practice.

Elevate your career prospects with a qualification developed in partnership with employers and open the doors to diverse roles in the legal sector.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of core skills relevant to the sector, including:

– learning about the business environment
– finding out more about the careers within the legal profession
– understanding regulation
– key skills related to professionalism and ethics
– understanding security and risk
– understanding equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
– learning about third party professional services
– learning about the fundamentals of law and financial accounting
– develop an awareness of digital and emerging technology, digital transformation and digital tools
– learn about data driven innovation, analytics and design thinking
– develop research skills
– learn about project and change management approaches in legal contexts

Year 2

In the second year, your study will focus on the specialist content. Occupational specialisms ensure you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a level of competence needed to enter employment in the occupational specialism, and are organised around ‘performance outcomes’ that indicate
what you will be able to do, as a result of learning and applying the specified knowledge and skills.

The performance outcomes on the Legal Services Assistant Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Welfare pathway are:
– assist with the inception, progression and completion of legal services in crime, criminal justice and
social welfare
– carry out legal and factual research and present findings both orally and in writing in crime, criminal
justice and social welfare
– draft legal documents and standard legal communications in crime, criminal justice and social
welfare, for review by a supervisor

Entry Requirements

You need to be between 16 and 18 on 31 August of the year you start the course.
You should have 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including Maths and English. We can accept alternative equivalent qualifications, too.

Additionally, this course requires one reference (usually from your school) and it is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of study.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed via a variety of formal methods during your course plus assessments such as external exams, controlled assessments, an employer-led set project, and summarising your learning through practical assignments. 

This will generate an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*. You will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate which will show a breakdown of what you have achieved and can be worth up to 168 UCAS points. 

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Additional Costs

There are no tuition fees to study a T level if you start before you are 19 years old but there will be material costs that will need to be paid at the start of the course.

This course is for under 19s only.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Achieving this technical qualification will provide several progression options. These include:
– skilled employment – legal services roles such as business assistant in a legal services function, or an EO caseworker.
– apprenticeship in paralegal or Level 4 Conveyancing Technician
– higher level study: Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)
– degree related programmes such as Law, Criminology or Business Studies

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a welcome event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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