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Course Code: NFVPS081

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: T Level Courses

Course overview

Prepare for a rewarding career in legal services.

Navigate regulatory frameworks, professionalism, and ethical responsibilities crucial for legal practitioners in crime and social welfare contexts. Develop expertise in security and risk management, while promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion within the legal system. Master the fundamentals of law and financial accounting, and stay ahead of digital innovations and emerging technologies shaping legal services. Through placement, tailor your skills for a career in crime, criminal justice and social welfare.

This T-level in Legal Services (Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Welfare) is a new and exciting two year programme that has been developed to combine classroom and ‘on-the job’ learning that develops your understanding of legal concepts to support those with a license to practise law.

This course is suitable for learners who are interested in a career within the legal sector or alternatively criminology, criminal justice and paralegal opportunities. The programme offers the opportunity to meet the needs of the industry and prepares you for work whilst also working to achieve the equivalent of three A-Levels. 

As part of the programme of study you will complete 315 hours of work placement. This will develop your skills to support progression into a specialist occupation or further study (including an apprenticeship or Higher Education). NSCG work closely with a range of companies within the industry and are committed to providing placement to learners. Students will be offered a placement following the successful interview with an employer such as the Home Office, Citizens Advice Bureau, NHS, Local Councils, Prosecution Service and Probation Service.

Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

Year 1: The core content in year 1 focuses on the knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories and principles of the following areas:

  • Business Principles for Legal Services
  • Application of Law

Learners will also have the expectation of completing an Employer Set Project which supports the development of written, problem solving and presentation skills with the support of both employers and programme tutors. 

Year 2: Students will be able select an occupational pathway, which will be assessed through an externally set project. The pathways to choose from include:

  • Business, Finance and Employment
  • Crime, Criminal Justice and Social welfare
  • Private Client (Conveyancing & Family Law)

Speak to our Curriculum Leader, Emma Minshall. Telephone 01782 254232 

Email or 

Alternatively, apply direct via the website.

Students completing this course may go on to further study in degree related programmes, such as:

  • Law
  • Professional Legal Practice
  • Criminology/Criminal and Corporate Investigation

Others may choose to find employment in a paralegal role, supporting legal professionals in topic such as criminal legislation, representation, social welfare reforms and many more elements of legal services. Further study could also include the Higher Technical Qualification in Leadership and Management or alternatively the HNC/D in Public Services. 

This could also include the Higher Technical Qualification in Leadership and Management or alternatively the HNC/D in Public Services.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit

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