This 2 year part time course combines on-line learning sessions and face to face teaching. Attendance at Staffordshire University
will be required for the Foundation course (3 days) and two additional Face to Face teaching courses (2 days each) each year for 2 years (dates to be confirmed shortly).
The part-time course requires a commitment of approximately 16 hours each week over two years.
The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.
In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:
Core Practice Areas:
-Property Law and Practice
-Business Law and Practice
Five Specified legal skills:
-Practical Legal Research
Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.
Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates
Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.
Electives include (choose three from the following):
-Corporate and Commercial Client
-Advanced Criminal Practice
-Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Optional top up LLM in Legal Practice which provides an insight into the topical issues in legal practices, both nationally and internationally.
In the current market, we provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.
We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during the year you are with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work as paralegals until the start of their training contract.
Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.
To study the LPC, you must have completed the academic stage of training as recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Students need to have achieved a qualifying law degree or passed the CPE/GDL conversion course and therefore have studied the Foundations of Legal Knowledge; or have a CILEX qualification. For enquiries in relation to your qualifications and their ability to satisfy the academic stage, contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority, telephone 0870 606 2555