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Legal - T Level 3
September 2024 start

  • Overview of the course

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    The world of law is an exciting place to work with a wide range of careers and job professions available to follow. Studying this T Level will open you up to a range of opportunities and experiences in this fast-moving sector.

    The broad nature of this T Level will ensure that you gain a thorough understanding of the legal world and will equip you with the skills, knowledge, behaviours and experience to be successful in your future career! Whether you want to be a solicitor, paralegal or barrister this T level could be your first step!

    To enable you to develop your holistic knowledge, skills and abilities in law you will cover a variety of topics including the business environment, professional ethics and the fundamentals of law, as well as having the opportunity to specialise in either business law or criminal law. This means that when it comes to employment you will have the knowledge and the skills to go wherever your ambitions take you, working in a sector that excites you in a job role you can excel in.

    Equivalent to three A Levels, this two-year programme has also been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so you can be rest assured that the content is relevant, up to date and in demand with future employers.

    You’ll spend 20% of your time on an industry placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers. Your employer may also provide you with that invaluable first reference, whilst several our students have already been offered full time contracts following a successful Industry Placement!
  • What you'll learn

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    Topics covered include:

    • Professionalism and Ethics
    • Security and Risk
    • Professional Services
    • Fundamentals of law

    On your Industry Placement you will experience life in any number of businesses in the legal sector, including legal departments for large organisations, law firms and the council.
  • Entry requirements

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    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed via a mixture of assignments, employer-set projects and exam(s).
  • Future opportunities

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    The sole purpose of a T Level is to prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on the Law programme you will be equipped for a career in a variety of settings. You could work as a:

    • Solicitor, providing essential legal advice to clients and acting on their behalf on legal matters. The starting salary for a solicitor is £25,000 per year.
    • Barrister, giving advice to solicitors and representing clients in disagreements, investigations and in court. Experienced barristers can earn up to £200,000 per year, starting at £17, 500.
    • Paralegal, carrying out key research into cases, preparing legal documents and providing legal advice to clients and with the necessary experience you could be earning up to £40,000 per year.

    As the T level is equivalent to three A Levels you could even decide to progress to university or a paid apprenticeship, if you choose.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors (LDMs); impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from departmental and cross-college enrichment with:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing
  • Preparing for your career

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you'll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor, supporting you throughout your time at College. You'll also have access to a Careers Advisors and Work Placement Officer - they'll help you to manage your studies; oversee your progress; aid in your personal development; and enrich your learning, giving you exposure to not only employers, but leading companies in your sector.

    You'll benefit from masterclasses, industry visits and project-based learning, and you'll also receive support with CV writing, personal statements, mock interviews and more, so that when it comes to the crunch, you have the skills and confidence to impress.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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    Deane Road Campus

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