Students will require either a Qualifying Law Degree (e.g. an LLB from a University in England or Wales) or a Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) are entitled to apply for direct entry to the course.
The SRA require disclosure of issues relating to character and suitability before a trainee commences a period of recognised training, and again on admission as a solicitor. If an individual does have character and suitability issues to assess, they should apply to the SRA at least six months before they start training, to avoid any delays. Training cannot commence until the assessment has taken place.
Students who have character and suitability issues may want an early assessment, before they embark on the CPE or LPC, and the SRA have retained the power to undertake these early assessments.
Months of entry
The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the final academic stage of qualification before becoming a solicitor. The course bridges the gap between the academic study of law and the vocational stages of training. Following successful completion of the LPC you will need to undertake a two year vocational training contract to be able to practice as a solicitor.
Our LPC is taught by an outstanding team of professional staff with extensive practice experience and a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do.
The LPC is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and includes the opportunity to study an LLM Legal Practice (Top Up) course (Please note the LLM (Top Up) will be subject to additional fees). You will cover elements required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority including Property Law, Business Law and Practice and Litigation (including Civil and Criminal Litigation) and choose from a list of Electives available.
Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online), and there are extensive opportunities available with a variety of agencies throughout Birmingham.
Information for international students
International students are welcomed - for more specific information please visit our International webpage. Candidates require an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in all bands.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)121 331 5595