The LPC equips students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.
The course structure includes:
Foundation course: An intensive short introduction to the LPC subjects and skills.
Compulsory subjects: Students study three compulsory subjects: Litigation (Criminal and Civil), Property Law and Practice and Business Law and Practice.
Elective subjects: During the second part of the programme, students choose three subjects from a range of commercial and private client electives which may include Child Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation, Individual Employment Law, Matrimonial Practice, Personal Injury Litigation/Clinical Negligence, Sports and Media Law and Law and the Elderly Client.
Skills: Both the Law Society and legal practitioners place great emphasis on ensuring prospective solicitors are well trained in skills. The four skills assessed on the course are Advocacy, Writing and Drafting, Practical Legal Research and Interviewing and Advising.
The LPC can also be studied by Open Learning.