Using legal knowledge and commercial judgement to provide solutions to clients’ legal matters and transactions


Approved for delivery on the 03/09/2015, the solicitor, Higher apprenticeship standard provides a level 7, non-degree qualification upon completion. This apprenticeship will typically take 60 months to complete, not including the End-Point Assessment Period.

What the course covers

This apprenticeship involves the responsibility of providing legal advice to clients. You will be required to act professionally and ethically when providing solutions to meet clients’ needs and circumstances.

This apprenticeship will equip you with the skills to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients. Alongside this, you will learn how to research, interview, advise, negotiate and draft communications orally and in writing.

You must act with integrity and honesty adhering to the law and regulatory requirements, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority Handbook Code of Conduct. You will need to take any changes to law into account, to ensure you are practising effectively with a consistent level of competence.

Levels of supervision will vary depending on your capabilities, but you should expect to plan, prioritise and manage your workload to ensure all work is completed on time and to the proposed standard. This may relate to work you produce yourself or pieces you lead or supervise.

This apprenticeship will require you to think critically and use analysis to resolve any problems that arise alongside communicating extremely effectively with clients’, colleagues and other necessary individuals.

Careers and jobs associated

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister

If you would like to find out more about this apprenticeship standard, including possible duties of the role, skills and assessment method visit the Institute for Apprenticeships.

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