Taught course

Legal Practice Course (LPC) Part-time

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.

Character and suitability

You will only be eligible to be admitted as a solicitor if you meet the SRA’s requirements relating to character and suitability. If you are worried that a matter may prevent you from qualifying as a solicitor, we strongly recommend that you ask them to assess any character and suitability issues before you start the LPC. If you have any concerns about this please refer to the SRA website.

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

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,750 over 2 years
International students
£9,750 over 2 years. There is an additional administrative charge of £150 per annum for students who live overseas.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

CILEx Law School