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Law (BTEC)

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Sheet on L3 courses needs updating to Contract Law rather than family for the optional module

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Level 3 subject Information

BTEC Level 3

Sixth form course information can be found in the sixth form courses page.

Job Opportunities

CAREERS IN LAW

Solicitor 

  • Provide advice and assistance on legal issues, they are the first point of contact for people and organisations seeking advice and representation
  • Work in either law firms or ‘in-house’ at a company
  • Role involves; meeting with clients, researching the relevant areas of law, drafting letters and contracts, representing clients in negotiations and tribunals
  • The role will vary depending on the area of law in which the solicitor works eg. crime, corporate/commercial, employment, family, human rights, intellectual property
  • Skills required; communication, research, presentation, organisation, time keeping and professionalism
  • Trainee salaries range from £20,000 to £35,000 upwards with Partners earning around £75,000 upwards.

 

Chartered legal executives

  • Non-degree based route into law, work through a series of apprenticeships.
  • Qualified lawyer who is trained as a specialist in a particular area of law. They work alongside solicitors but also have rights of audience and can represent clients.
  • Skills required; communication, research, presentation, organisation, time keeping and professionalism
  • Starting salaries range from £15,000 to £28,000 with Executive Lawyers earning £35,000 to £55,000 upwards.

 

Usher

  • Non-degree based role within the court.
  • Prepare the courtroom, call defendants and witnesses, accompany the jury around the courtroom and pass messages between the judge and jury.
  • Skills requires; communication and people skills, discretion and confidentiality, ability to follow instructions, assertiveness and tactfulness
  • Salaries range from £16,000 to £19,000

 

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