Taught course

Legal Practice Course

De Montfort University · Leicester De Montfort Law School

Entry requirements

Generally, you should have completed the academic stage of your training by obtaining either a qualifying law degree (a good honours degree) or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE).

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires you to prove to us that you have a qualifying law degree or have met the CPE/GDL requirements. You need to do that before you start the LPC by providing us with a copy of your degree transcript or proof that you have successfully completed the GDL.

Months of entry


Course content

This course, based on work-related skills training, is for those wishing to become solicitors. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.

  • Attendance - Suitable if you have work and/or family commitments as predominantly weekend study
  • Location - Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • Pastoral support - Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • Careers and pro bono -Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in an extensive range of pro bono activities
  • Teaching - Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality
  • Facilities - Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and integrated law library
  • E-learning - Integrated use of IT
  • Administrative support - Comprehensive administrative support provided by CILEx Law School, one of the largest providers of open and distance learning legal courses in the UK

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LPC
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

CILEx Law School