Developing the legal skills and knowledge needed for a successful law career.
Many leading law firms exclusively send their trainee solicitors to study the LPC with us and we are the preferred choice for over 150 organisations. We work with firms across the legal profession to develop the best possible education for future solicitors, enhancing your employability through dedicated support and placement opportunities. So you can be confident that our LPC will help you launch a successful legal career.
99% of LPC graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation
We train aspiring lawyers from over 150 leading organisations
Four out of five Magic Circle firms and the City Consortium train with us
The Legal Practice Course, also known as the LPC, is a postgraduate course that is normally studied after an undergraduate degree or law conversion course. If you are looking to become a solicitor, our LPC gives you the knowledge and skills to secure a training contract and succeed in practice. You can now choose to study this through face-to-face learning at our centres, or online. The course is exactly the same, with the same amount of live teaching, no matter which mode you choose.
Your learning is built around simulated client portfolios to build the legal skills that employers and recruiters are looking for. Learn from qualified lawyers who can help to shape your career, with links to law firms and in-house teams at every level.
You can choose from more electives than any other provider to match your passion and career goals, utilising our expertise within each legal specialism. In addition, you’ll also have access to coaching, mentoring and placement opportunities through our partnership with Aspiring Solicitors, with employers including American Express, Barclays, Nationwide and Network Rail.
How you can study
Our full-time LPC can be completed in nine months, via face-to-face or online learning.
Full-time students on the 12-month programme will typically receive 10-12 contact hours per week and need to devote around 40+ hours a week to study (45+ hours a week over nine months).
Students should not underestimate the intensity of this programme when considering part-time work or other personal commitments. It should very much be considered to be every bit as demanding as a full-time job would be and treated accordingly.
In-centre: Depending on your study centre location and availability, you can choose whether to have your small group sessions over two, three or four days a week. This does not reduce the amount of study time required or turn this into a part-time programme.
Online: Students on this mode will make use of our immersive Online Classroom Live. You’ll study in small group sessions, benefitting from the same level of face-to-face teaching and tutor support as your peers in the centre, with access to the same material and course notes.
Complete your LPC in seven months with the same amount of face-to-face contact, condensed into a shorter period. Fast-track is only available at our London Holborn centre.
This option is more intensive than our standard full-time LPC. Because this covers the same material in less time, fast-track students have two additional hours of face-to-face teaching and approximately three hours of extra preparation work per week.
Students will need to devote around 45-50 hours a week to study in this programme. It requires students to focus fully on this programme with little scope for part-time work or other commitments during the study.
The content of our part-time LPC is the same as the full-time equivalent. It will take between 18-and 24 months to complete, depending on your mode of choice.
Part-time students on the 24-month programme will typically receive 4-5 contact hours per week and will need to devote 20+ hours a week to study (23+ hours a week, over 21 months).
In-centre: Depending on your location, study options include Saturdays (every other week), evenings (two per week) or daytime (one per week).
Online: Students on this mode will use our Online Classroom Live. You’ll study in small group sessions, benefitting from the same level of face-to-face teaching and tutor support as your peers in the centre, with access to all the same material and course notes.