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Our flexible Diploma in Professional Legal Practice enables you to train further to practice as a solicitor in Scotland and is a PEAT 1 accredited course by the Law Society of Scotland. Throughout the vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland.
If you intend to become a solicitor after completion of an LLB Degree from a Scottish university, or the professional examinations of The Law Society of Scotland, you are required to undertake the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
To gain admission to the Diploma course entrants require to obtain passes in certain "core" subjects (prerequisite professional subjects) in their LLB Degree from a Scottish university.
Alternatively you will have undertaken a pre-Diploma training contract and completed the Law Society of Scotland's professional qualifying examinations.
Those wishing to apply for a place on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice:
Will graduate LLB from Robert Gordon University this year, or earlier; OR
Are engaged on a pre-Diploma Training Contract
Will graduate LLB from another Scottish University this year or earlier
See website for more entry requirements.
I found the DPLP at RGU to be a very thorough and practical course, which prepared me for the transition from University to beginning a career as a Trainee Solicitor. The smaller tutorial groups allowed for interactive learning and the opportunity to have one-to-one teaching, which was invaluable at such an important stage in my legal career.