Taught course

Professional Skills Course (Law)

UWE Bristol · Faculty of Business and Law
Professional Skills Course

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Entry requirements

Please complete the relevant online booking form below to reserve your place on the overall course. Once you have completed this form, the next screen will display the list of specific module dates available for you to book.

Professional Skills Course - Full Course ( 3 core and 4 electives): PSC online booking form.

Professional Skills Course - 3 Core Modules Only: PSC online booking form.

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) provides training in the practical skills you will need as you progress in your role as a trainee solicitor. From advocacy and communication, to client care and professional standards, you will gain a solid grounding in all the areas that are essential and highly advantageous to your practice.

This is a compulsory skills-based course that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires you to complete before your admission as a solicitor. Building on the foundations laid in the Legal Practice Course, the course includes 12 days of training in total, which you will usually complete during your two-year period of recognised training.

An established name in PSC training

UWE Bristol is the main provider of PSC training in the West of England with over 19 years' experience of running the course. You will be taught by experienced university tutors, who have worked as solicitors for many years themselves and specialise in PSC training.

Informed by industry

The course has been designed by industry practitioners to ensure it meets the needs of both trainees and their firms and includes visiting speakers from many local and regional law firms. You will also have the opportunity to prepare and present a trial in a realistic courtroom environment.

Interactive, relevant and practice-based

Delivered as a face-to-face course to allow for greater debate and discussion, you will leave armed with renewed confidence in your role, well equipped with the knowledge and skills you need on your journey towards becoming qualified.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Professional Skills Course
    part time
    1-12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

CPD Team
+44 (0)117 32 87408 or +44(0) 117 32 87265