Legal Practice Course – PG Dip


Why study this course?

This Legal Practice Course (LPC) postgraduate diploma is designed to prepare you for employment as a trainee solicitor by providing a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge required in this career. Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), this course can be studied full-time or part-time in the day or the evening.

More about this course

If you have completed the academic stage of legal training, the Legal Practice Course postgraduate diploma will provide you with the professional stage of training required to qualify as a solicitor.The course imitates the nature of the work you would encounter in legal practice and follows clients through various legal transactions and court hearings. It builds on the substantive law that you will have already learnt and includes the study of both law and procedure in the major areas of practice.

You’ll also learn the everyday skills of practical legal research, interviewing and advising, writing, drafting and advocacy. This will prepare you for your subsequent professional training and practice as a solicitor.

The majority of London Met’s LPC tutors are qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience. You will find all of our tutors to be friendly and approachable.

The classes are highly interactive in their small groups of three-hour sessions and are supplemented with online tests, revision lectures and materials.

Although some lectures that cover more complex subjects will be available online, the emphasis is on face-to-face teaching and individual feedback. This is in accordance with overwhelming student feedback that prefers the benefits from live contact with tutors and fellow students. You learn by doing this course.

The course has dedicated facilities, including an LPC resource room (LC2-33) with a dedicated LPC room containing practitioner text and IT resources and teaching rooms with audio-visual recording facilities. Materials and case studies are provided within the course fee.

The careers team will also be on hand to help you in your career development, whether you are seeking a training contract, applying for work placements or other pro bono opportunities to enhance your employment prospects.

This is a competitively priced Legal Practice Course provided by a London university with flexible study options. Upon completion of the LPC, there is an option to apply for a top-up LLM in Legal Practice by completing Legal Research Methodology and Legal Practice Dissertation modules.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Advocacy Skills (core, 0 credits)

Business Law and Practice (core, 24 credits)

Drafting Skills (core, 2.25 credits)

Interviewing Skills (core, 5.5 credits)

Legal Writing Skills (core, 2.25 credits)

Litigation (core, 39.5 credits)

Professional Conduct and Regulation (core, 1.5 credits)

Property Law and Practice (core, 24 credits)

Research Skills (core, 2.75 credits)

Solicitors Accounts (core, 6 credits)

Wills and Administration of Estates (core, 2 credits)

Advanced Business Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Child Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Civil and Commercial Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (option, 13.5 credits)

Commercial Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Corporate Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Employment Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Family Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Housing Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Immigration Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Intellectual Property Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Private Client Law and Practice (option, 13.5 credits)

Where this course can take you

. You will be designated a professional mentor to provide individual advice and guidance.

Our excellent careers team are able to help you with advice regarding training contract applications and preparation of your CV, as well as by providing mock interview practice which will help you find valuable work placements and pro bono opportunities to enhance your CV and establish contacts with the solicitors’ profession.