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Court, tribunal and prosecution administration apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the court, tribunal and prosecution administration sector.

Administration plays a crucial role in the day-to-day running of the civil and criminal justice system.

Training opportunities

You’ll undertake duties including:

  • extracting files
  • filing
  • data-input onto computers
  • drafting routine letters
  • photocopying documents
  • using fax machines

While job titles may vary across the different organisations, the roles involve similar working practices and responsibilities. You’ll be dealing with members of the public and working as part of a team.

There are 2 pathways:

  1. the court and tribunal administration pathway can be used by anyone who is working in an administrative role within a court, tribunal or prosecution service and focuses more generally on the civil or criminal justice system
  2. the prosecution administration pathway is a more specific pathway for administration staff working within a prosecution service. It places a greater emphasis on knowledge of the criminal prosecution system

Types of apprenticeships

This is an intermediate level apprenticeship. You can train in roles like:

  • administration assistant
  • administration officer
  • clerk
  • casework assistant
  • casework support officer
  • paralegal officer

Apply for a court, tribunal and prosecution administration apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education