If you are looking for an inspiring career with no dull moments, law might fit the bill. A career in law is not just rewarding, but also thrilling at the same time. In association with TRUE Solicitors LLP, who specialise in medical negligence claims, we bring the paths you can take by opting for law.
GCSEs, as many law aspirants may know, will be the foundation for a bright career ahead. You have to work hard to get genuine good grades in GCSE level, because that’s important for finding the right apprenticeship option or A-levels. Once you have completed GCSEs, you can consider either of the option, but an Intermediate Apprenticeship is a good choice. For those who are interested in studying A-Levels, it is necessary to choose a few traditional subjects, because that’s what many universities expect. Apprenticeships, on the other hand, allow students to work in the real environment immediately after GCSEs for typically two years. After A-Levels, there are three different choices like paralegal apprenticeship, solicitor apprenticeship, and university, and it depends on your personal choice.
University always offers a whole bunch of options, including non-law degree, and the choice should be based on career objectives. Paralegal Apprenticeship after A-Level lasts for typically around 22 to 30 months, following which you can become a Chartered Legal Executive. Please check the minimal requirements for that. Solicitor Apprenticeship are great for people who want to get straight into the real world, and this is a paid course of 6 years, which offers on-the-job training. By the end of 4th year, you get a law degree. After completing university, you can choose to go for three options, namely Legal executive, barrister and solicitor.
Other things to know
For becoming a barrister, you must take the Bar Professional Training Course. After this course, you can choose to be a solicitor or a legal executive, while to become a barrister, you will have to complete a one-year apprenticeship called pupillage after BPTC. You can also consider Legal Practice Course after completing university, which allows one to become a legal executive, but for employment purposes, three more years of work is critical after LPC.
Law students should know that their careers depend on the grades, so the learning process and what you do at the university does matter. Make sure that you enquire about every option, such as CILEx Fast Track, and more.