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Are you aged 18-24?
Do Live in Barking and Dagenham?
Currently not working or studying?
Are you interested in a career in Legal Advice?

If the answer is ‘YES’ read more about this here, including how to apply.

An Apprenticeship in Legal Advice

An Apprenticeship with Advice Plus will mean working at an Advice agency setting, combining on the job training with formal training, and an apprenticeship salary towards a recognised qualification gained at Barking and Dagenham Adult Education College.
What you will you get as an Apprentice?

• A nationally recognised qualification
• A job with an advice agency 4 full days per week
• An apprentice wage
• 1 day a week in the college classroom
• 1:1 and group support with your Assessor and College Tutor
• Experience in a real life workplace setting
• Problem Solving skill development
• Be taught by experts and tutors who have industry experience and knowledge

Information about the course

The Legal Advice Level 2 is a fantastic starting point for those who want to work in the advice sector where they act as the first point of contact for clients, assessing their needs and referring to appropriate colleagues or external organisations.

The Legal Advice Level 2 course consists of:
•The Skills for Justice Awards Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Legal Advice Provision. This is made up of units which develop and test knowledge with competence. Students are assessed through a mix of assignments and the production of an electronic portfolio of evidence. Apprentices (with the guidance of their assessor and manager) can choose a range of units matched to their job role. These can cover areas such as communicating with legal advice clients, obtaining and providing legal information materials, and providing legal information and advice over the telephone.
•Functional skills qualifications to ensure that the apprentice has the maths, English and IT skills which they require. Some apprentices are exempt from these elements if they have previous qualifications, this will be established on application.
•Elements covering employment rights and responsibilities, personal learning and thinking skills.

What are the entry requirements for me to become an Apprentice?

• There are no formal entry requirements.
• Individuals are assessed on their ability to do the job.
• Assessment of workplace performance is via a portfolio of evidence.
• They take account of previous experience.
• Individuals work at their own pace in accordance with a training plan.
• Assessment is generally undertaken at work (release is usually required for the exam components).

Are you ready for the challenge?

Apprenticeships are not an easy option as they do require commitment both in work and outside work. This is why they are so well regarded by employers and, increasingly, by universities and why so many people are considering this option as a way to progress their careers.

Inspired and motivated? Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you think you are ready to make this commitment? If the answers are ‘yes’ call the Adult Education College to book in for your information and assessment session on
0208 270 4722.

Deadline for applying is 23rd March. Apprenticeships will commence in April.