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Legal Practice Course

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Law School

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Entry requirements

You will need one of the following options:

  • a Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above).
  • Graduate Diploma in Law / CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above).
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification.

All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

Applications from students who have successfully completed either a Bar Vocational Course (BVC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) within five years of enrolment to our Legal Practice Course may be considered for exemption from attendance and assessment in the following:

  • Stage One - Litigation; Advocacy; Drafting
  • Stage Two - Two Vocational Electives.
  • It is important for such students to contact the Course Leader as promptly as possible prior to their application to the Central Applications Board to allow their APL application to be considered.

Students who transfer to Nottingham Law School to undertake Stage Two having successfully completed Stage One at another institution will be awarded the Professional Diploma.

Months of entry


Course content

The Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School has a reputation that is second to none. The course has continuously received the highest possible grading from the Solicitor's Regulation Authority of "commendable practice" in every area of the course.

The successful completion of all elements of the LLM LPC will result in the award of a masters degree, as well as the internationally-recognised LPC qualification. You will leave Nottingham Law School with enhanced insight into the legal profession and better equipped to succeed.

You can study the LLM Legal Practice Course full-time or part-time to fit around your other commitments. Successful completion of the course enables you to proceed to a training contract and then be admitted as a solicitor.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 4200