BPP University PSC

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BPP University PSC

Professional Skills Course (PSC)

The PSC is compulsory for those training to become a solicitor. You are required to complete three core modules and 24 hours of electives. The course is regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.

Professional Development

Study in a way that suits you – with the freedom to fast track your modules or complete them at a more relaxed pace.

A certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited following attendance, which should then be submitted to the appropriate professional awarding body.

This is not a BPP University programme or award.


The PSC comprises three compulsory modules, each with fast track options throughout the year, we also offer a wide range of elective subjects to choose from– all of which can be booked individually. This means you can match your Electives to fit with your areas of interest or career direction. You must study all three core modules and 24 hours of Electives.

PSC compulsory core modules

  • Client Care and Professional Standards (two days)
  • Financial and Business Skills course and exam (three days) – including a non-examinable online module
  • Advocacy and Communication Skills (three days)

PSC elective module courses

You must complete 24 hours of elective modules – we run a wide range of courses on all the subjects below. You do not need to study topics in the same legal area, but can study across four different areas of law if you wish.

  • Advocacy
  • Company Commercial
  • Criminal
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Immigration
  • Family
  • Intellectual Property
  • Leadership and Personal Development
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Client
  • Property and Taxation

Our PSC has been designed against the SRA specification and the CBI Employability Skills framework so you can monitor the development of your professional skills through your study with us. We also provide you with a Skills Portfolio which you can complete to demonstrate your achievements to employers.