LLB (Hons) / MProf – Degree Apprenticeship – Legal Practice

School of Justice



With a Degree Apprenticeship you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn. 

You’ll grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with to offer a Degree Apprenticeship.

We’ll prepare you to meet the competencies set out in the Solicitors Regulation Authorities (SRA’s) Statement of Solicitor Competence on our Legal Practice programme. 

These courses are non-integrated Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) pathways, designed to deliver a ‘gateway’ academic qualification. This academic qualification will provide you with the knowledge to proceed to undertake the central SRA Solicitors Qualification Exams (SQE 1 &

Course information

This programme is for individuals aiming to become a Solicitor. Solicitors are responsible for providing legal advice to clients – applying their knowledge and commercial judgement to find a solution to problems. The full range of legal skills includes; research, interviewing and advising, advocacy, negotiation, drafting, communicating orally and in writing, establishing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with clients and other people and managing yourself and your own work effectively. Solicitors act ethically with a high level of professionalism and judgement.

  • For those who have not studied law before or only to A level standard then the LLB in Legal Practice is the route to follow.  The LLB course covers all areas of law required by the SRA in the Foundations of Legal Knowledge.

  • For those who already have a degree level, or equivalent, legal education then the MProf in Legal Practice is the route to take. The MProf consolidates and builds on your existing legal knowledge and skills.

All apprentices sit an independent end-point assessment (EPA), assessing all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you’ve learnt throughout your apprenticeship. It’s taken at the very end of the on-programme phase of training when your employer, or in some cases your training provider, is satisfied that you meet the “gateway” criteria to take the assessment. End-point-assessments are graded and you’ll get an apprenticeship certificate after you’ve successfully completed your EPA. It’s a test that’s valued by current and future employers.

The University has many learning resources both on and off campus – including online access to other libraries and information services (which may be closer to you) through schemes such as Sconul Access and an Inter-Library Loans Service. There’s also an information skills training programme, IT help and advice from LIS Customer Support and you’ll be able to remotely link to the university’s network account, the library's electronic resources and some core software applications.

Tuition Fees are paid by an Apprenticeship Levy, so it’s free to you, although you won’t qualify for any funding from Student Finance.

You can register with the government Find Apprenticeship Service to receive updates on all Degree Apprenticeships.

A precondition for entry onto this programme is that you’re employed as a Solicitor Apprentice, with a public or private sector organisation. 

Tuition Fees are paid by an Apprenticeship Levy, so it’s free to you, although you won’t qualify for any funding from Student Finance.

Studying Legal Practice at UCLan will ensure you’re highly valued by employers. Our previous students have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts. Some of our well-known alumni include Judges, Queen’s Counsel, Barristers and Solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world.

Legal Practice alumni also include; CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.

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