Taught course

Legal Practice (LPC Stages 1 and 2)

University of West London · School of Law and Criminology

Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following: - A qualifying law degree, usually 2:2 or above - A Common Professional Examination or Graduate Diploma in Law pass, usually with an average of at least 50% Procedure for part-time LPC applications Before starting the course, students are required to have enrolled as a student member with the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA) and to have been granted by the SRA a certificate of completion of the academic stage of legal education. Applications should usually be made to the SRA no later than one month before the course begins

Months of entry


Course content

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the first stage of a solicitor's professional training. It is an intensive, practical course designed to equip you with the law, procedure and legal skills you will need to work as a solicitor or trainee solicitor. We are validated and monitored by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and receive excellent feedback from our students, so you can feel confident in the quality and standards of our course.

You will receive the training and support you need in order to become an effective trainee solicitor. In addition you will be able to access work experience opportunities as well as guidance and expertise from previous graduates who are now working as trainees or qualified solicitors.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school.

Information for international students

For more information please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Not Specified
International students
Not Specified

The fee is for stage 1 part 1 only. There will be a further fee for stage 1 part 2 in the following academic year. Students continuing to stage 2 will also have to pay £850 per elective studied in each year.

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
  • PGCert
    part time
    18 - 24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    September and March start


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations55
Professional practice10
written & oral skills assessments35

Course contact details

University of West London
+44 (0)20 8579 5000 / 0800 036 8888