Taught course

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

  • You must hold a law degree approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or have passed either the Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law or have otherwise satisfied the academic stage of training as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • You must also enrol as a student member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority before beginning the LPC. You should apply for membership no later than the 1st August before the commencement of the LPC, or 1st March if any suitability of character issues require consideration. You should however check the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s guidance for the most up-to-date information.
  • If you have completed Stage 1 of the LPC at another LPC provider you may apply for Stage 2 or part of Stage 2 and will be usually be accepted subject to places being available. You are additionally required to obtain a copy of the training regulations from the Solicitors Regulation Authority as early as possible.
  • You must have a good standard of written and spoken English

Months of entry


Course content

The Legal Practice course (LPC) aims to prepare you for practice as a trainee solicitor and to provide you with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor.

This course, which can be studied full-time or part-time provides graduates who have completed the academic stage of legal training or who are Members or Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives, with the professional stage of training as solicitors.

The course emphasises the skills which are required in practice and must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of a training contract.

  • The LPC is specifically designed for people wishing to qualify as solicitors.
  • Students who subsequently decide not to go into practice find they have acquired skills and knowledge which have a wide application to managerial and administrative positions, particularly those requiring knowledge of the law.
  • Successful completion of the LPC permits students to study a research methods module and complete a dissertation which together lead to the award of an LLM degree at the University.

Stage 1 Compulsory Modules:

  • Professional Conduct and Regulation (including Solicitors’ Accounts)
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Litigation and Advocacy
  • Wills and Administration of Estates

Legal Skills

  • Interviewing and Advising
  • Practical Legal Research
  • Drafting and Legal Writing

Stage 2 Electives - choose 3 from the following:

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Property Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Housing Law
  • Immigration and Welfare Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Information for international students

International students will need to confirm with relevant body of their own jurisdiction on acceptability of UK qualification. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222