Legal Services

What does the course involve?

This two-year full-time course is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a career within the legal sector. It will give you the options of progressing to skilled legal services roles such as business assistant or Executive Officer (EO) Caseworker straight from college, or of moving on to further study on a degree level apprenticeship or higher education.

The T Level is made up of core content, and specialist content relating to the occupation of legal services assistant:
– business, finance and employment
– crime, criminal justice and social welfare

Gaining the Level 3 Technical Qualification will provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to progress into skilled employment, or higher-level technical training or study in the legal sector. As part of your study programme you will also complete a significant industrial placement in the legal sector, which makes this a unique springboard for your law career.

Course Outline

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

  • the business environment
  • careers within the legal profession
  • regulation
  • professionalism and ethics
  • security and risk
  • equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • third party professional services
  • the fundamentals of law
  • the fundamentals of financial accounting
  • an awareness of digital and emerging technology, digital transformation and digital tools
  • data driven innovation, analytics and design thinking
  • research skills
  • project and change management approaches in legal contexts

In addition to covering this core content, you will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The Legal Services T Level consists of two Legal Assistant occupational specialisms:

  • legal services assistant – business, finance and employment
  • legal services assistant – crime, criminal justice and social welfare


You will be assessed through an exam-based assessment. The core knowledge and understanding are assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths at grade 5.


This course can lead to careers in:

Legal Services roles such as Business Assistant in a Legal Services function.

An Apprenticeship in:
• Paralegal
• Level 4 Conveyancing Technician
• Level 4 Probate Technician

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives professional qualifications

Students completing this course usually go on to further study in degree-related programmes such as:
• Law
• Criminology
• Business Studies

Alternatively, a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ), which like T Levels, are developed in consultation with employers. They are qualifications at Levels 4 and 5 and prepare you for occupations at these levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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