PG Dip Legal Practice Course

Anglia Ruskin University

Program Description

PG Dip Legal Practice Course

Anglia Ruskin University

More information: www.anglia.ac.uk/lpc

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is a postgraduate course for those seeking to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. Successful completion of the course will enable you to proceed to a training contract.

Location
Our Cambridge campus is centrally located, with good transport links and within easy walking distance of the train station. There are regular rail connections with London.

Flexible and blended-learning
Taught over one year, we were the first institution in the UK to offer the course via full-time study over two fixed days per week. Our students are able to study around other commitments including employment and training opportunities. Most large group sessions are delivered by i-lecture, watched by students remotely adding further flexibility.

Cost
We are very proud of being able to deliver a high-quality course at a significant saving in price to our major competitors. A full list of LPC prices is available at the SRA website. We offer the best value for money LPC in the East Anglia area.

Added value
The LPC offers extra support, training and opportunities compared with other LPCs which include:

  • full-scale mock assessments in all areas including interviewing
  • engagement with employers of paralegals and trainee solicitors
  • non-assessed training in areas such as billing, file management and commercial awareness and negotiation skills
  • a specialist non-assessed course in careers and professional development
  • LPC exclusive monthly vacancies bulletin direct to your inbox


Reputation
Feedback from employers suggests that they place much more emphasis on achievement and skills than the institution attended. The range and depth of skills of our students and the standard they achieve in the LPC make our students extremely attractive to employers. 84% of our 2011 graduated students did so with a commendation or distinction.

We were the first university in England and Wales to have our LPC accredited by Skillsmark, achieving a Grade 1-the top award of four possible grades for the course. Skillsmark was established by Skills for Justice, the Sector Skills Council which covers all employers, employees and volunteers working in the UK justice system, as part of its mission to link learning to reputable and valued qualifications.

Support
With a small staff-to-student ratio we are able to offer a level of pastoral care which is not always available from larger providers. We are able to address your individual needs, supporting your transition from undergraduate to LPC study, and from study to training contracts and employment.

Facilities

We have a mock courtroom, which enables you to practice advocacy in a realistic setting. All teaching rooms are well-equipped.

To enhance the quality of your LPC experience, supporting materials are available through our Virtual Learning Environment, which can be accessed off-campus. These materials include i-lectures with supporting multiple choice questions and all workshop materials. You will also have access to our comprehensive online library, which likewise can be accessed off-campus.

Associated careers

Upon completion of the course, unless you have a FILEX qualification (and exemption from the SRA), a two-year training contract must be completed in order to qualify as a Solicitor of England and Wales.

Students commonly elect to complete their two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors in private practice. However, there are other options, training contracts are available in: central government (through the Government Legal Service); the Crown Prosecution Service; local government and law centres etc. You will receive a salary during your two-year training contract. All students on our LPC also receive specialised careers guidance throughout the duration of the course.

Anglia Law School has recently developed links with the Essex Legal Services Board which will significantly enhance the opportunities for our LPC graduates for training contracts with local authorities in Essex.


Entry Requirements: One of the following: A UK Qualifying Law Degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 Honours; a pass in the Common Professional Examination (CPE); OR a recognised Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Filex students issued with a Certificate of Exemption from the CPE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are also eligible. Important Note. You must obtain written confirmation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that you have enrolled as a student member and completed the academic stage of training before you can start any LPC course. You can only apply for this online through www.sra.org.uk/enrol. Please check the SRA website for information as there are deadlines to be adhered to.



If we have confirmed you do not meet our entry requirements you might want to consider a preparatory course at Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC), our partner college, based on our Cambridge campus, before coming to study with us.

Important note: You must obtain written confirmation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that you have enrolled as a student member and completed the academic stage of training before you can start any LPC course. You can only apply for this online through www.sra.org.uk/enrol. Please check the SRA website for information as there are deadlines to be adhered to.

ry Requirements: One of the following: A UK Qualifying Law Degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 Honours; a pass in the Common Professional Examination (CPE); OR a recognised Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Filex students issued with a Certificate of Exemption from the CPE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are also eligible. Important Note. You must obtain written confirmation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that you have enrolled as a student member and completed the academic stage of training before you can start any LPC course. You can only apply for this online through www.sra.org.uk/enrol. Please check the SRA website for information as there are deadlines to be adhered to.

If we have confirmed you do not meet our entry requirements you might want to consider a preparatory course at Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC), our partner college, based on our Cambridge campus, before coming to study with us.

Important note: You must obtain written confirmation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that you have enrolled as a student member and completed the academic stage of training before you can start any LPC course. You can only apply for this online through www.sra.org.uk/enrol. Please check the SRA website for information as there are deadlines to be adhered to.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 15, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
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1 year
Full time
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Start date Sept. 2016
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United Kingdom Cambridge, England
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Duration 1 year
Price - UK/EU: £9,000; International: £10,000