Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

- A qualifying law degree, usually 2:2 or above

- A Common Professional Examination/ Graduate Diploma in Law pass, usually with an average of at least 50%.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in a career as a solicitor? Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) (leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice) is the first stage of a solicitor’s professional training.

Career options

Successful completion of the LPC can lead to employment in a wide range of legal positions, from private practice to areas such as local government, the Crown Prosecution Service, or the Government Legal Service, charities and in-house companies.

Course overview

You will start the course with a foundation week. Workshops introduce the course and the skills of interviewing and advising, legal writing and drafting, as well as professional conduct and taxation.

You will then start your stage one study, which runs from September to February. From March to June you will study stage two. To complete the LPC, you must pass stages one and two within five years. On successful completion of stages one and two you will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, having covered all the compulsory professional elements.

Applicants for the full-time course must apply through www.lawcabs.ac.uk.

Applicants for the part-time course can apply on our website uwl.ac.uk.


Stage one Compulsory modules

- Criminal and Civil Litigation

- Property Law and Practice

- Business Law and Practice

- Professional Conduct and Regulation

- Wills and Administration of Estates

- Legal Skills, Advocacy, Interviewing and Advising, Drafting, Practical Legal Research and Writing

- Solicitors’ Accounts

- Taxation (taught and assessed in context).

Stage two Three optional vocational electives

- Advanced Litigation – Personal Injury

- Commercial Leases

- Employment Law and Practice

- Family Law and Practice

- Housing and Residential Landlord and Tenant Law

- Immigration Law and Practice.

Vocational electives are subject to availability and demand.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the UWL website.

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website.

The PgDip Legal Practice is not eligible for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from Student Finance England.

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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