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

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One aspiring lawyer harbours concerns that a lack of A-levels will hinder his legal career


In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one law student is worried that his decision to take a BTEC instead of A-levels will prevent him from bagging a training contract.


I am currently 22-years-old and I work full time in exports, and am studying my LLB with the Open University. I am looking to graduate in 2018 (2:1 level) all things being well and am currently looking at applying for training contracts and vacation schemes. The only issue is I took a BTEC at college level as I wasn’t really sure which way I wanted to go in my career but I only scored a merit and pass. Do I still have a chance at securing a training contract at all? Or should I give up?

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