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La Retraithe Sixth Form

Legal Services

Studying Legal Services at the La Retraite 6

why study this course?

The curriculum is crafted so that learners combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum of 9 weeks industry placement with an employer, ensuring learners have a real experience of the workplace and a skilled job.

core content

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • the business environment
  • careers within the legal profession
  • regulation
  • professionalism and ethics
  • security and risk
  • equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • third party professional services
  • the fundamentals of law
  • the fundamentals of financial accounting
  • an awareness of digital and emerging technology, digital transformation and digital tools
  • data driven innovation, analytics and design thinking
  • research skills
  • project and change management approaches in legal contexts.


Year 12 & 13 - Intent and Curriculum Map

options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The Legal Services T Level consists of two Legal Assistant occupational specialisms:

  • Legal Services Assistant - Business, Finance and Employment
  • Legal Services Assistant - Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Welfare