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Rickyo34
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I did a BTEC Level 3 instead of A-levels — can I still get a training contract?

I achieved 5 C's in GCSE

I achieved a Distinction, Merit, Merit & a Pass which amounts to 320 UCAS points and achieved a First Class in my LLB Law Degree.

I have worked in a law firm for 2 years as a Legal Assistant and I am thinking of starting my LPC next year.

My question will my BTEC's hinder me from getting a training contract.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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(Original post by Rickyo34)
I did a BTEC Level 3 instead of A-levels — can I still get a training contract?

I achieved 5 C's in GCSE

I achieved a Distinction, Merit, Merit & a Pass which amounts to 320 UCAS points and achieved a First Class in my LLB Law Degree.

I have worked in a law firm for 2 years as a Legal Assistant and I am thinking of starting my LPC next year.

My question will my BTEC's hinder me from getting a training contract.

Any advice would be appreciated.
BTECs will no longer hinder you, they are becoming more appreciative nowadays so it should be good enough

Just make your statement interesting to read.
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(Original post by Rickyo34)
I did a BTEC Level 3 instead of A-levels — can I still get a training contract?

I achieved 5 C's in GCSE

I achieved a Distinction, Merit, Merit & a Pass which amounts to 320 UCAS points and achieved a First Class in my LLB Law Degree.

I have worked in a law firm for 2 years as a Legal Assistant and I am thinking of starting my LPC next year.

My question will my BTEC's hinder me from getting a training contract.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Email the firms you're interested in and ask
Some of them (usually towards the elite end of the solicitor profession) express their minimum requirements in the form of A-level grades, though they (from what I've seen, anecdotally) don't seem to be treating these minimum requirements as a sticking point
Your First and your work experience are both very encouraging
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Email the firms you're interested in and ask
Some of them (usually towards the elite end of the solicitor profession) express their minimum requirements in the form of A-level grades, though they (from what I've seen, anecdotally) don't seem to be treating these minimum requirements as a sticking point
Your First and your work experience are both very encouraging
Thanks.

I also done some Pro Bono work at the CAB & was part of the Law Society at my university, but I'm just concerned that I wont be able to get a TC based on my GCSE's and BTEC's.

Would be nice to see if anyone was able to actually get into a top firm with BTEC's, especially if it was recent.
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Thanks.

I also done some Pro Bono work at the CAB & was part of the Law Society at my university, but I'm just concerned that I wont be able to get a TC based on my GCSE's and BTEC's.

Would be nice to see if anyone was able to actually get into a top firm with BTEC's, especially if it was recent.
Use the (free) Linkedin Premium promotion and start stalking

I must've gone through a thousand profiles at the time I was applying

You seem to have done loads to compensate for those grades
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