i-LLM LPC - Full-time

The University of Law

Program Description

i-LLM LPC - Full-time

The University of Law

i-LLM LPC - Full-time*

The i-LLM LPC Full-time course* supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option.

  • Study online over 11 months with occasional attendance
  • Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects
  • Qualify with an LPC and a Master's award (LLM) at no extra cost

With a strong emphasis on improving future employability, 96% of our full-time 2015/16 and accelerated 2016/16 LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

*Subject to approval.

Course Requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on the course, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – see below. Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that the University will have no option but to cancel your place on the course.

If you are a non-EEA student you will also require a visa covering the full duration of your course – see Visa requirements below.

University of Law LPC selection criteria

  • Academic profile and achievement, generally a minimum of an actual or predicted second class honors law degree or GDL/CPE*
  • A sufficient command of the English language to successfully complete the course - see English language requirements below
  • Any special circumstances revealed in your application

Academic or other references

*This requirement is met by either: A) The award of a Qualifying Law Degree. Your law degree must meet certain academic standards in order to qualify. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge – Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts and Law of the European Union. Further guidance on what is a Qualifying Law Degree; or B) Passing a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and being awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law, or similar such as CILEX.

The University of Lawfully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

You must fulfill all eligibility requirements by the start of the course – failure to do so may result in you being prevented from joining the course. If you think that this may be a problem (for example, if you have late assessment results), please contact Admissions as soon as possible.

Future trainee Solicitors

The SRA has recently consulted on a number of proposed changes to its regulations, including removing the requirement for students to apply for student enrolment and approval of their academic stage of training prior to commencing the LPC.

If you have been offered a training contract, you need to make sure the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has checked your "character and suitability" to be a solicitor.

This may take at least six months to complete if you have:

  • Committed certain criminal offenses
  • Been found guilty of an academic offense
  • Had serious financial issues (such as bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangements or County Court Judgments)
  • Been subject to adverse regulatory findings
  • Demonstrated any other behavior that we would not expect of a solicitor (for example behavior that was dishonest, violent or discriminatory)

Please take a look the SRA Suitability Test 2011 for more information and fill in the eligibility application if you need to tell them about any issues.

If you have nothing to tell the SRA, you can inform them of this when you and your employer let them know your training is due to start.

Should the SRA’s decision not be confirmed prior to the LPC start date, you can continue with the course but do so at your own financial risk. If you have any concerns about a character and suitability issue, please contact the SRA.

Accreditation of prior learning

If you have previously studied a BVC or BPTC, you may be exempt from certain elements of the LPC. For more information, please visit the SRA website and contact our Admissions team.

English language requirements

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a ‘majority English speaking country’, please provide a certified copy of one of the approved English Language Tests.

Note: Online. Compulsory attendance required for induction and assessments at a choice of London Bloomsbury, Birmingham and Manchester campuses.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 9, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2018
Duration
Duration
11 months
Full time
Price
Price
16,230 GBP
Information
Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - UK Online
Start date: Sept. 1, 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 1, 2018
United Kingdom - UK Online
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Price
Domestic: £16,230. International: £16,230