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    Okay so I'll jump right in. I am 21 and due to issues as a teenager (15-19) I currently do not possess any qualifications. I currently work as a labourer but I feel I have not lived up to my potential. I have been looking at qualifications, degrees and careers for a while now as I save money to fund them. I've narrowed it down to a few I see as things I would enjoy or maybe give me the best career progression. Law is obviously one of those paths I'm thinking of but first I need to do some research into each of these choices

    I have a few questions regarding my options and pathways into the legal sector. I haven't quite decided which direction in the legal world I'd like to go but I'm guessing they all start with a degree. I have setup an appointment with a learndirect centre to take an assessment and hopefully receive my level 2s. I am pretty confident I can pass these with a little revision. After I plan on enrolling on an access to HE law diploma and then on to university for a LLB degree. So to my questions.

    1.Is this the best pathway I can choose to land a job

    2.If so how will my lack of GCSEs and A-levels effect my career prospects in the Legal sector. I understand that Pupilage and Training contracts are very hard to land but will they look negatively on the equivalents even if I achieve a good degree.

    3.Is a Law degree even worth me taking without the aforementioned qualifications and just equivalents. Banking and Finance is also a career field I am looking at, I heard law degrees are quite respected in that sector too.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by SuitedandBooted)
    Okay so I'll jump right in. I am 21 and due to issues as a teenager (15-19) I currently do not possess any qualifications. I currently work as a labourer but I feel I have not lived up to my potential. I have been looking at qualifications, degrees and careers for a while now as I save money to fund them. I've narrowed it down to a few I see as things I would enjoy or maybe give me the best career progression. Law is obviously one of those paths I'm thinking of but first I need to do some research into each of these choices

    I have a few questions regarding my options and pathways into the legal sector. I haven't quite decided which direction in the legal world I'd like to go but I'm guessing they all start with a degree. I have setup an appointment with a learndirect centre to take an assessment and hopefully receive my level 2s. I am pretty confident I can pass these with a little revision. After I plan on enrolling on an access to HE law diploma and then on to university for a LLB degree. So to my questions.

    1.Is this the best pathway I can choose to land a job

    2.If so how will my lack of GCSEs and A-levels effect my career prospects in the Legal sector. I understand that Pupilage and Training contracts are very hard to land but will they look negatively on the equivalents even if I achieve a good degree.

    3.Is a Law degree even worth me taking without the aforementioned qualifications and just equivalents. Banking and Finance is also a career field I am looking at, I heard law degrees are quite respected in that sector too.

    Thanks

    Hello suitedandbooted,

    It is never too late to go to university!
    If you are interested in Law, you should go for it!
    I am currently studying at Middlesex University, in north west London and I am loving it!
    Why don't you have a look at Kristyna's story? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRcoo8629cg

    We are also running an Open Day on the 10th of June, come and have a look!
    https://mdx.hobsons.co.uk/Portal/EI/...1b4c0d6389d511

    Have a great day!
    Ludovica
 
 
 
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