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The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is a postgraduate legal qualification that is the final academic step for aspiring solicitors. Once successfully completed, you can go on to a training contract before fully qualifying as a solicitor. Our LPC Online offers you the best possible preparation to practise law with the skills to succeed in business.
If you’re looking for an online route to your career as a solicitor, with the same qualification as our on campus alternative, our supported study programme is the perfect solution.
Our LPC Online is a completely supported online study programme, offering you the best truly flexible route to your career as a solicitor. You can study where you want, receiving regular online support and feedback on your work from our professionally experienced tutors. You’ll have access to world-class learning materials, adapting our on campus material into a variety of engaging online methods. The course structure has been designed to allow you to build a portfolio of work to support your job applications and help you to stand out from the crowd. The combination of online learning resources and supervision from your tutor will provide you with relevant knowledge and practical skills needed as a trainee solicitor, while our award-winning careers support will help you with your training contract applications and give you access to over 3,000 pro bono opportunities as soon as you accept your place
When you study the LPC with us you will receive:
A career-focused approach to learning, developing commercial awareness, critical thinking and the professional skills that legal employers are looking for
Tailored course options to suit your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects
Flexible study – choose to study online anywhere with the choice of full-time and part-time course options
Access to award-winning careers support to help you with your training contract applications with over 3,000 pro bono opportunities as soon as you accept your place
Choose to study an LLM in Professional Legal Practice or MSc in Law, Business and Management at no extra cost, and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan
95% of our full-time LPC graduates secured work or further study within fifteen months of successfully completing this course*.
You are not required to attend a campus for induction.
Attendance is not required for your oral skills practice assessments and final oral skills assessments, which will be conducted online.
For the academic year 2020-21 (including January 2021 starts) all assessments will be online.
With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our Employment Promise to everyone studying this course. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back*: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.
Stage 1 modules
Introduction to Professional Practice
• Business Law and Practice Knowledge and Skills
• Dispute Resolution Knowledge and Skills
• Real Estate Knowledge and Skills Stage 2 modules
To receive an LLM in Professional Legal Practice you may choose to study either of the following:
If you choose not to complete the LLM in Professional Legal Practice you will be issued with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and will still have completed the vocational stage of training requirements. MSc in Law, Business and Management (optional)
To receive an MSc in Law, Business and Management you must complete two additional MSc modules:
1. Law and Business
A taught module encompassing the following topics:
The economy, business environment and globalisation
The functioning of the City
2. Case Study Project
A business based Case Study Project, which is a self-study research module based on some of the themes and topics covered in Law and Business.
If you choose not to complete the MSc in Law, Business and Management you will be issued with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and will still have completed the vocational stage of training requirements.