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The hidden dimensions within the trailblazer solicitor apprenticeship

Fletcher, Roland (2018). The hidden dimensions within the trailblazer solicitor apprenticeship. In: International Legal Ethics Conference 8 - Legal Ethics in the Asian Century, 6-8 Dec 2018, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper is part of an initial study dealing with the trailblazer solicitor apprenticeship introduced by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (UK) in 2015. This form of apprenticeship is a novel approach as it has introduced a work-based learning model to qualify as a solicitor in England. It has been sanctioned by the Institute of Apprenticeships and funded through the apprenticeship levy. The paper discusses the apprenticeship as a progressive educational model which has evolved through government intervention as part of the development of skills and employability. The paper is underpinned through qualitative data which was produced as part of a small scale project and examined the experiential learning journey of solicitor apprentices. It is through this data and the application of social constructionist theories that the implementation of the solicitor apprenticeship is examined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Author
Keywords: Apprenticeship; work-based learning and social learning theory
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Education Futures
Item ID: 60324
Depositing User: Roland Fletcher
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 15:06
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 14:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/60324
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