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Legal Practice Course

Postgraduate course
Law

Take your legal career to the next level and train to become a solicitor for a career involving conducting proceedings in court.

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Studying our course put graduate Caroline Acton right in the heart of Leeds' business and legal community which enhanced her professional experience. Caroline now works as an emploment solicitor at Winston Solicitors LLP.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants are required to be student members of the SRA prior to enrolment on the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE), or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Kim Highley

Careers

Kim Highley
Trainee Solicitor, Virtuoso Legal

PG Dip Legal Practice Course

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“I really benefitted from the interaction with my tutors, and the fact that many of them were ex-solicitors or practising lawyers. They brought experience to the teaching, explaining what's expected of you in the legal profession. They also have some great local connections, which helped me get the job I'm in now.”

If you complete the LPC you’ll be able to proceed to the next stage of legal training as a solicitor by way of a training contract. The LPC provides credit points at masters level. You can enhance future employability by completing a top-up dissertation with a view to being awarded a masters in Law.

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Conveyancer
  • Partner
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Learn the basic practical advocacy skills and knowledge to present cases effectively before courts and tribunals.

You will be introduced to a range of business vehicles, primarily partnerships and companies and will examine law and practice in relation to their formation, on-going management and dissolution.

Learn to apply the principles of good drafting in the creation and amendment of formal legal documents.

Gain effective interviewing skills for communicating with clients and responding to their needs and instructions.

Gain the skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in the critical stages of civil and criminal litigation.

This module will introduce you to a range of primary and secondary legal sources and will enable you to use these sources to analyse and evaluate factual situations and produce legal solutions.

Gain an understanding of professional ethics and learn to apply and act in accordance with the core duties of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct.

Gain the skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in relation to each of the critical stages of a property transaction.

This module will teach you a basic understanding of the Solicitors' Accounts Rules 1998.

Gain the necessary skills required to be able to advise clients in relation to the taxation framework in England and Wales.

You will be introduced to areas of practice in which commercial lawyers are required to advise, in particular with the drafting of commercial agreements, intellectual property rights, competition law, and agency and distributions agreements

This module will prepare you for the practical skills needed to draft and negotiate commercial leases and to give appropriate advice on the effect of obligations under the terms of commercial leases.

This module will prepare you for working in practice in the context of employment law and practice.

You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of the law and practice of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation.

This module will prepare you for practice in relation to the sale and purchase of private limited companies and business assets.

Gain the skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in relation to a range of family matters.

Gain the practical skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in the context of a business dispute.

You will be introduced to the law surrounding cases of patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007).

Leeds Law School is situated in the heart of the Leeds legal community. The course is delivered by staff with significant professional expertise (all are qualified lawyers). You will engage in activities designed to optimise your employment prospects and enhance professionalism.

All students on the LPC have a professional mentor - a legal practitioner in the local area who can provide practical support and advice during the period of study and provide work-based learning and career opportunities. Local law firms engage with us by teaching, leading career development sessions, acting as mentors and judging and providing prizes for a number of legal competitions.

  • Yvonne Marsh
    Legal Practice CourseYvonne Marsh
    Senior Lecturer

    Being able to make a positive impact, however slight, on a student's development is extremely rewarding. My life as a solicitor also enables me to enrich my teaching sessions by drawing on my legal experiences. I aim to show the practical application of the law in a variety of real-life commercial and personal situations to bring this fascinating subject to life.

  • As well as leading our Legal Practice Course, Yvonne teaches intellectual property law, commercial law, civil litigation and a variety of legal skills. She is responsible for co-ordinating our mentoring scheme, which offers a valuable insight into the legal profession.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £3750. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £7500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £3750. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed



Registration fees - If you are a part-time student you will need to pay a £60 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £7500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.



Registration fees - If you are a full-time student you will need to pay a £120 SRA registration fee. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.

Administration fees - An additional £6 SRA admin fee will also be payable to Leeds Beckett by students/student sponsors. This payment is in addition to your course fees and will be invoiced to you by the University separately.
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    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

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    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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You'll find our Law School at Cloth Hall court - it's only two minutes away from the train station and is in the heart of Leeds' legal quarter. We offer our law students purpose-built facilities including their very own court room.

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