Legal Services

T-Level Legal Services

Did You Know?

This T Level has the backing of legal practices such as Shoosmiths and Clifford Chance.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board


Assessment takes the form of either external examinations or a project.
Core Paper 1: This is a written examination which is 2 ½ hours long and is worth 33.3% of the qualification. The exam covers Business principles for legal services.
Core Paper 2: Again this is a written examination which is 2 ½ hours long and worth 33.3% of the qualification  but will cover application of the law
Employer Set Project – this is 14 hours in length and represents 33.3% of the first year’s work.
Occupational Specialism Project – this project builds on the knowledge and skills learned in the Employer Set Project and is 16 ½ hours long and represents 100% of the work completed in Year 2.
Further information about T Level Legal Services can be found here.

What are T Levels?

Notre Dame has been selected as one of the first providers of the new T Level qualifications starting from September 2020. T Levels will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of the industry and prepares students for work.
From September 2020, we introduced the T Level in Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development. We will introduce the Health T-Level from September 2021 for students wishing to pursue a career in the health and science sector.

What do I need to study a T-Level?

You will need a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

This is a two year course which is equivalent to three A levels. The course is split into two components: Core: This covers the legal services industry and related topics such as regulation, fundamentals of law, professional services and the business environment. Occupational Specialism: This focuses on crime, criminal justice and social welfare. As part of this component you will assist with the process that needs to be followed, criminal justice and social welfare context and carry out legal research and draft legal documents.

What next?

Students who follow the T Level path can use the qualification to do a Law related degree or enter the legal environment as a paralegal, legal secretary, apprenticeship, conveyancing technician and legal executive.

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