Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

Paralegals provide legal support whilst working under supervision. Typical activities that may be carried out, but are not exclusive to this role include:

  • Managing data/records
  • Reviewing documents
  • Drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files
  • Carrying out research
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Understand and utilise basic financial information
  • Communicating (written and oral) with internal and external clients


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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Ethics, professionalism and judgement:

  • Have an understanding of legal and regulatory requirements relevant to the role.
  • Maintain sufficient competence and legal knowledge to work effectively - relevant law, research.
  • Avoid working outside their area of knowledge and competence, seek guidance and support where needed.
  • Use understanding and analysis to solve problems.

Technical Legal Practice:

  • Undertake legal and factual research and present the findings accurately and clearly.
  • Use precedents and draft documents, using plain and succinct language.
  • Assist with legal matters and transactions.

Managing self and own work:

Manage work activities to ensure that they are completed on time and to an appropriate standard, including:

  • Keep others informed of progress.
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to accept changing priorities when new jobs need to be done.
  • Paying appropriate attention to detail

Practise good file management - prepare and collate bundles, take and file accurate notes, close and review files, maintain databases, version control.

Work in accordance with good business practice - maintain an understanding of the basic financial drivers, time recording and billing processes relevant to the role and firm.

Working with other people:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with others, including an ability to work with people at all levels towards achieving internal and external clients' and team objectives.


Apprentices will complete a portfolio of evidence, they will be appointed a work based assessor to support them with this.

If you do not have a 4 or above (A-C) in English and maths, you will be required to study Functional Skills at Level 2.

An end point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship and this must be passed in order to achieve the apprenticeship.

Apprentices will also need to complete a professional qualification such as: CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services. However, this will be discussed with the employer upon start of the apprenticeship.


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What Next?

By completing this qualification, you will be able to progress into Higher Courses/Degree Courses involving either Law or Business.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C or 4 - 9 to include English and maths.

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