Legal Practice Course (LPC) - Full-time

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Recruiter
The University of Law
Location
United Kingdom (GB)
Salary
Online Course
Posted
02 Oct 2020
Closes
01 Nov 2020
Category
Courses, Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Contract

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Course overview

Our LPC offers you the best possible preparation to practise law with the skills to succeed in business. Improve your career prospects by learning the essential professional skills that legal employers are looking for. In small group workshops, you’ll be taught by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. You’ll also benefit from online learning resources and personal feedback from our tutors.

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.

Duration study load

9.5 Months

Entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our LPC, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – see below. Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that the University will have no option but to cancel your place on the course.

If you are a non-EEA student you will also require a visa covering the full duration of your course – see Visa requirements below.
University of Law LPC selection criteria

  • Academic profile and achievement, generally a minimum of an actual or predicted second class honours law degree or GDL/CPE/MA Law*
  • A sufficient command of the English language to successfully complete the course – see English language requirements below
  • Any special circumstances revealed in your application
  • Academic or other references

*This requirement is met by either:

    • The award of a Qualifying Law Degree
    • Passing a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/MA Law and being awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law, MA Law, or similar such as CILEX

You must fulfil all eligibility requirements by the start of the course

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a ‘majority English speaking country’, please provide a certified copy of one of the approved English Language Tests.

Course features

  • Career-focused: develop commercial awareness, critical thinking and the professional skills that legal employers are looking for
  • Gain an MSc in Law, Business and Management or LLM in Professional Legal Practice at no extra cost
  • Study your LPC with a Masters Degree and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan
  • Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects
  • Flexible study – choose to study at one of our locations nationwide  with the choice of full-time, part-time, day, evening and weekend courses, as well as our online i-LLM LPC
  • Access award-winning careers support to help you with your training contract applications with over 3,000 pro bono opportunities as soon as you accept your place

Assessment

Start date: September

Duration: 10 months (41 weeks for LPC, 45 weeks for LPC Masters)

Compulsory Induction: 1 day

Study hours (including private study): 45 per week

Modules per semester: 4

Contact hours per week: 4 two-hour workshops

Frequency of contact time: 2 or 4 days a week* (assessment may be on other days)

Private study required: An average of 37 hours per week

Assessment points: February/March, June, with some in December and January

Assessment for Master’s students: You will finish 4 weeks later than students only studying the core LPC

Start date: January

Duration: 10 months (40 weeks for LPC, 43 weeks for LPC Masters)

Compulsory Induction: 1 day

Study hours (including private study): 45 per week

Modules per semester: 4

Contact hours per week: 4 two-hour workshops

Frequency of contact time: Up to 4 days a week (assessment may be on other days)

Private study required: An average of 37 hours per week

Assessment points: June/July, October with some in April

Assessment for Master’s students: You will finish 3 weeks later than students only studying the core LPC

Subjects

For September starters, the Stage one core practice areas are studied and assessed from September to March. Stage two electives are studied and assessed from March to June. Students starting in January study Stage one are studied from January to July and Stage two from July to October.

Students must choose three optional modules (15 credits each)

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Professional Practice (Professional conduct within this module carries 15 credits)
  • Business Law and Practice Knowledge and Skills (30 credits)
  • Dispute Resolution Knowledge and Skills (including criminal litigation) (30 credits)
  • Real Estate Knowledge and Skills (30 credits)

Optional modules

  • Advanced Criminal Law and Practice
  • Advanced Real Estate Law & Practice

And more!

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About The University of Law

The University of Law can trace its heritage back to 1876, with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon. As the UK's longest-established specialist legal education provider, we've trained more practising lawyers in England and Wales than anyone else

The University has committed itself to ensure that students only ever learn in a realistic, professional, and contemporary context, with the support of tutors, over 90% of whom who are qualified solicitors, barristers, and judges, all with extensive practical experience. With a rich legacy and a reputation for innovative teaching practices, the University of Law retains a firm focus on developing the very best legal minds.

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