Pursuing an industry specific, professional qualification
– Another option is to pursue a specialist professional qualification. Many industries have these types of qualifications and it is a case of shopping around once a desired career pathway is discovered. For a student wishing to get into a subject like law, the CILEx route
can be done immediately after A-Levels without needing to consider a degree. A law student starts with the Level 3 CILEx Professional Diploma
in Law and Practice and then moves on to the CILEx Level 6 Higher Professional Diploma
in Law and Practice. This leads to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive.
Other professional qualifications for someone aspiring for a legal career are the CLC
(Council for Licensed Conveyancing) route into becoming a property or probate lawyer. A student can study the SQA/CLC Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice
or Probate Law and Practice
with Law Training Centre once they turn 18 and be on their way to a debt free route into law.
For those wishing to get their foot into the legal sector without prior legal qualifications, the NALP Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice
is a great way to get a good scope for what studying law is like. If a student has an A-level in law behind them, they go straight to the NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies
and kick start their future in law.