Legal Practice Course LPC

The Legal Practice course (LPC) aims to prepare you for practice as a trainee solicitor and to provide you with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor.

This course, which can be studied full-time or part-time, is a key part of the vocational stage of training to become a solicitor for graduates or Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who have completed the academic stage of legal training. Students will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice upon successful completion of Stage One only. Students that complete both Stage One and Stage Two will be completed with the full award of Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

The course emphasises and develops the skills which are required for a successful career in practice, and it must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of a training contract.

LPC Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Students must hold a law degree approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”), or have passed either the Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law or have otherwise satisfied the academic stage of training as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Applicants are currently no longer required to enrol as a student member of the SRA. Applicants have a duty, however, to declare any character issues that could affect their suitability to practice as solicitors to the SRA. Students should check the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s guidance for the most up to date information and guidance on what constitutes a character issue and any requirements for student enrolment. Students who have completed Stage 1 of the LPC at another LPC provider may apply for Stage 2 or part of Stage 2 and will be usually be accepted subject to places being available. In addition, students are required to obtain a copy of the training regulations from the Solicitors Regulation Authority as early as possible. Students should also have a good standard of written and spoken English.

Location of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton