Apprenticeships with The University of Law

The University of Law is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education and training, and has trained more legal professionals at different stages of their careers than anyone else. But don’t just take our word for it. We have been recognised for our excellence in teaching by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) who awarded us Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2016 for ‘consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK’.

Why choose an apprenticeship? 

  • Enables you to earn as you learn  
  • Paid for by your employer and the government  
  • No university student debt  
  • Get into the workplace sooner and get ahead  
  • Work alongside experienced staff  
  • Gain job specific skills  
  • Obtain a degree while you are employed  

Our Solicitor Apprenticeship 

  • Six year blended learning programme
  • Online study of legal foundation subjects and skills modules, as well as the opportunity to achieve an LL.B (Law Degree) in Legal Practice & Skills.
  • Dedicated work based assessor comes into the office to check on your progress, build a work based portfolio, and provide mentoring support.
  • You will complete weekly submitted tasks. You will receive feedback on each of your tasks from a University of Law subject tutor.
  • Assessments are different for each subject studied. You will either sit a written exam at your local University of Law Campus or complete a piece of coursework.
  • Working towards the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam, Parts 1 & 2.
  • Upon successful completion you will become a qualified lawyer *  


  • You will need to be employed in a legal environment. The University of Law may be able to help you find a suitable role.
  • 3 A Levels at grades A*-C or equivalent **
  • 5 GCSE including Maths & English or equivalent at grade A*-C (or Level 4 or above).  

* Subject to SRA Character & Suitability test ** Please contact us to discuss acceptable equivalent qualifications  


You will need to spend a minimum of 20% of your working week on your studies. Many apprentices also choose to do some work in their own time.  

Contact us  

To register with the University and be notified when apprenticeship vacancies suitable to you become available, please e-mail:

Please include the following when getting in touch:  

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Location (including post code) 
  • Highest level of qualification obtained or currently studying