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Thanks for visiting our Law page. Here you'll find all the information you need to know about the law courses we offer.

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There is massive demand across the South West legal sector for people with legal qualifications...

At Weston College, we've been working with local legal businesses to create successful and effective law courses that teach you the skills an qualities that employers are looking for.

We've opened a dedicated Law and Professional Services Academy. This has enabled us to expand our law provision to offer new courses in law and justice services, and could provide you with clear pathways into specific roles within the industry. You can find out more about the Law and Professional Services Academy here...

There are many routes into the industry. You don't have to study law at university to work in legal services. Our provision includes many types of qualifications that you can use to progress towards your career goals. This includes apprenticeships, work-based learning and classroom-based study.

Having a law qualification makes you highly employable. There are 28,600 people employed in legal and professional services in the South West, and Bristol is a centre for many legal services. 

We help you focus on the specific element of law you’d like to achieve in. Whether your goal is to become a legal secretary, paralegal, or a solicitor, we have a course to suit all your needs.

Why choose us?

Course content. Whether you choose an apprenticeship, work-based qualification or a classroom based course, Weston College provides varied and exciting tuition that teaches you the skills that will put you ahed when it comes to applying for a job, apprenticeship or for university.

Reputation. We are an Ofsted outstanding college, and consistently rank among the top-preforming colleges in the country. When you choose to study with us you can expect outstanding teaching and support to help you succeed.

Success rates. Weston College's results regularly beat the national benchmarks across the majority of our provision and 90% of our apprentices are kept on by their employer after finishing their training.

Our facilities. We've invested £18 million into our Law and Professional Services Academy, which means that you'll benefit from new and high-tech classrooms and independent study spaces. If you choose an apprenticeship, you'll learn in the workplace with one of our business partners. You can find out more about our facilities here.

Our links with employers and universities. We work closely with over 2,500 local, regional and national businesses to develop a curriculum that focuses on giving you the skills you need to increase your employability and help you progress towards your work and career goals.

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Career opportunities

The South West’s legal sector is highly competitive and is becoming increasingly popular with clients.

Top law firms are increasingly able to offer London-level expertise at lower level regional prices.

Well known legal companies in the region include; DAC Beachcroft, Foot Anstey, Osborne Clarke, Burges Salmon and Irwin Mitchell.

What you can earn

Some suggested annual salary ranges for those working in the industry include:

  • Paralegal - £12,000 to £20,000
  • Solicitor - £16,650 to £70,000
  • Legal secretary - £14,000 to £30,000

Local facts

  • The legal services sector is worth over £20bn each year to the UK economy

  • The majority of law jobs in the UK are through public sector organisations like the Crown Prosecution Service or the Government Legal Service.

It's easy to apply...

Applying for any of our law courses is easier than you think – you can apply online in a matter of minutes by selecting the course you’re interested in from the drop-down menu at the top of this page and clicking ‘apply now’. Alternatively, you can find an application form at the back of our prospectus.

Now is the perfect time to apply in order to secure your place on the course you are interested in.Submitting an application isn’t a binding decision and if you change your mind, you can always withdraw your application at a later date.

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