Paralegal apprentice

The details

Level: 3
Qualification: equivalent to an A-Level
Duration: 2 years
Off the job: one day per week

What support will I get?

You will have a dedicated supervisor who will support you with any technical learning and access to our legal online learning platform.

Your buddy will help you with the day to day routine, emotional and social support. We also have dedicated Mental Health First Aiders and Champions across all three offices.


Our straight forward online application process makes applying for the paralegal apprenticeship easy.

Simply complete the form and our onboarding team will get back to you to let you know how your application is going.

Career progression

Upon completion of the paralegal apprenticeship, we offer you options to continue to become a solicitor.

What will I study?

You will study with our chosen provider, Damar,  one day per week. You will also have an in-house training programme which will help you develop your soft skills and other abilities such as presentation and research skills.

The course will cover 14 modules that include:

  • Support provision
  • Providing legal ethical services
  • Producing and drafting legal documents
  • Engaging with stakeholders

What do our apprentices say?

“The paralegal apprenticeship has been an amazing opportunity to begin my legal training and upskill as a legal professional.

“Damar Training have guided me through the programme, with a mix of online learning, live workshops, independent reading and one-to-one support from a coach. I am enjoying learning some foundations of the law and the apprenticeship provides the perfect opportunity to put this into practice whilst working “on-the-job”.

“My supervisor at Schofield Sweeney has been very supportive throughout the course, always looking for different activities that will support my learning, asking pertinent questions about my progress and releasing me to try new things.”

Emma Rowley, Paralegal apprentice

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