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Cardiff University LPC

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

The LPC is part of the process of qualifying as a solicitor.

It builds on the law degree/graduate diploma in law, and prepares students for their work based training with a law firm.

It is an intensive, highly interactive, skills-based course. Assessment is by examination, coursework and live skills assessment.

Legal PracticePgDipFull-time
Legal PracticePgDipPart-time

Legal Practice (PgDip)

The LPC is part of the process of qualifying as a solicitor. It builds on the law degree/graduate diploma in law, and prepares students for their work based training with a law firm. It is an intensive, highly interactive, skills-based course. Assessment is by examination, coursework and live skills assessment.

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) offers intensive, post graduate-level study to those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. To become fully qualified after completion of the LPC, you will need to undertake a two year training contract, which is a period of recognised work-based training.

The LPC will ensure that you acquire the skills, knowledge and attitude to prepare you for the start of the training contract. It will equip you to deal with the demands that are likely to be made of you in practice, and lay the foundation for your future practice as a solicitor by encouraging habits of competence, confidence and professionalism.

Distinctive features

  • Our Legal Practice Course has a long tradition of excellence, having been established in 1993.
  • We offer a guaranteed work placement for all students without training contracts or substantial work experience.
  • There is flexibility within the full-time course to study both Stages in combination, or apply to do only the core elements (Stage One) or one or more elective subjects (Stage Two) at different times.

Key facts

Next intakeSeptember 2017
Duration1 year
QualificationPgDip
ModeFull-time
Admission Tutor contact(s)

COURSE STRUCTURE

The LPC is divided into two stages: Stage1 and Stage 2. These stages may be studied separately but nearly all students study Stage 1 and Stage 2 combined. Stage 1 begins in September and finishes in March. Stage 2 begins in March and ends in June.