Level 3 Certificate in Providing Initial Legal Advice

About the Qualification

SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in Providing Initial Legal Advice

Qualification Number: 603/3860/X

Please note:  This qualification replaces the SFJ Awards Level 3 Award in Providing Initial Legal Advice QN 600/9033/9

  • The main objective of this qualification is to support those who work in a role which provides initial legal advice to individuals. It is competence based and involves the assessment of skills, knowledge and understanding in the real working environment. It is suitable for learners aged 18 years and over who have current work experience within legal advice. Learners will need to demonstrate they can carry out a number of important functions when providing initial legal advice, as indicated in the units below.
  • To achieve this qualification learners must complete 13 credits from units as follows:
    • 1 mandatory unit from Group A
    • Minimum of 1 optional unit from Group B
    • Minimum of 1 optional unit from Group C
  • Guided Learning Hours: 90
  • Total Qualification Time: 130 hours

The Group A mandatory unit is:

  1. Providing legal advice to clients

The Group B optional units are:

  1. Managing interviews with legal advice clients
  2. Supporting legal advice clients to act on their own behalf
  3. Providing and receiving referrals on behalf of legal advice clients
  4. Providing legal information and advice using technology

The Group C optional units are:

  1. Providing initial legal advice in housing law
  2. Providing initial employment legal information and advice
  3. Providing initial legal advice in consumer law
  4. Providing initial legal advice in welfare rights
  5. Providing initial advice on family law
  6. Providing initial money and debt legal advice

Pre-entry Requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for enrolling on this qualification.

If you would like more information about this qualification, please contact the team on 0114 284 1970 or at info@sfjawards.com.