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Legal Practice Course PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Legal Practice Social Sciences / Humanities / Culture Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary


Prepare to practice as a solicitor in England or Wales: completing our LPC course will allow you to move on to take a training contract. You will explore several areas of practicing law and keep up to date with the latest opportunities in the legal profession. Thanks to our flexible teaching, you will have time to follow these opportunities up, too.

On our Legal Practice Course, you will explore civil litigation and dispute resolution, criminal law, property law and business law. As well as this, our range of optional modules will give you the chance to learn about family law, employment law, childcare, commercial dispute resolution and private client work.


You will show your progress through a combination of timed open book supervised assessments, oral practical and coursework-style assessments across the course. You will also undertake full-scale mock assessments in all areas, including all skills subjects.


Our LPC course will prepare you for life as a practising solicitor in England or Wales and allow you to continue to the two-year training contract that will fully qualify you for professional practice.

You will most likely choose to complete your two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors in private practice, but might prefer to take one with an alternative employer, such as the UK government (through the Government Legal Service), local government, the Crown Prosecution Service or a law centre. Whatever you decide, you can be sure of receiving specialised guidance for your career in law on our Legal Practice Course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



On this module you’ll learn the principles of accurate, clear and effective Advocacy. There are no large group sessions - all your work will take place in interactive workshops. The module will prepare you for the courtroom, tribunal or other legal arena. It will help you develop the skills that a good advocate needs to advance the legal rights of their client(s), and complies with the aims of the Legal Practice Course for learning advocacy skills as defined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You will attend six workshops, each two hours long, set in the context of criminal law. These will guide you to become confident and effective at speaking in front of others whilst developing all of the skills necessary to becoming a persuasive advocate. You will also build on and make further practical use of the knowledge gained on the Criminal Litigation module, giving you the chance to revise a number of key areas. You will work mostly on your own under the supervision of the course tutor, and be assessed by a single 10-minute application in the context of a criminal case. The case papers will be presented to you two weeks in advance of your application.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need one of the following: A UK qualifying Law degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 honours; a pass in the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or a recognised Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Filex students issued with a Certificate of Exemption from the CPE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are also eligible.