Taught course

Legal Practice Course

University of West London · School of Law

Entry requirements

You should have one of the following:

  • a qualifying law degree (usually 2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent
  • a Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law usually with an average of at least 50%

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in a career as a solicitor? Our Legal Practice course (LPC) is the first stage of the professional training you will need to become a solicitor.

The LPC is run by the School of Law at UWL and provides a bridge between academic study and working in a law firm. It is an intensive course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to work as a solicitor or trainee solicitor.

If you choose this course, you will study Stages 1 and 2 of the LPC. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

The teaching on our PgDip Legal Practice course is practice-based and delivered mainly through small group sessions. Through these, you will gain experience of legal tasks and skills that closely simulate the work of a real legal office. You will act for specific example clients and see their cases through from beginning to end.

Our teaching staff includes experienced practising solicitors with a range of specialisms. They will provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your studies.

We know how important it is for your future career for you to get high-quality legal work experience on your CV. So, as well as skills-based learning, you will be offered access to valuable hands-on legal work experience and networking opportunities:

  • You will have chances to meet and network with local solicitors and trainees through our close connections with the Middlesex Law Society.
  • You can meet former LPC students now practising as qualified solicitors, who may share their experience, guidance and expertise.
  • You will be encouraged to get involved with the Law School’s Community Advice Programme – a free legal advice clinic run in conjunction with Ealing Equality Council.

You will be able to access a range of further work experience opportunities offered by employers through our careers service.

Our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you can feel confident in the quality and standards of the teaching you will receive.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the UWL website.

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    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

Course Information
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