Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University - UCAS

Cardiff University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Legal Practice Course (Taught)

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Course summary

Acquire the skills, knowledge and attitude to prepare you for the start of a legal training contract. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) offers intensive, postgraduate-level studies to those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales under the current system. 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 attitudes to prepare you for the start of the training contract, 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. This course is an intensive, highly interactive, skills-based course. Assessment is by examination, coursework and live skills assessment. In addition, the LLM Legal Practice Course will also prepare you for a research module submission and allow you to reflect on the challenges facing the legal profession in today’s world. Note: If you are worried that you may have a “character and suitability” issue which may prevent you from qualifying as a solicitor, you can ask the SRA to assess this before you start the Course. Please visit the SRA website for further guidance.

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with a UK Qualifying law degree (usually a 2.2 or above) or with a non-law degree (usually a 2.2 or above) and the GDL/CPE. SIn addition, all LPC applicants must fall within the transitional arrangements set out at Subject to that, the following criteria will be taken into account: academic record; the applicant’s personal statement; reference from the applicant’s referee; degree of commitment to the legal profession (shown, for example, by placements with solicitors’ firms or equivalent experience); general work experience; reasons for wanting to study the LPC at Cardiff; date on which the application is received by Cardiff University; order of preference of institution and, any special personal reasons affecting ability to study elsewhere. For further information regarding entry requirements, please visit the course page on our website:

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Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University - UCAS