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Professional Skills Course

The Professional Skills Course is the final, compulsory part of your training before you qualify as a solicitor.

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Course overview

3 Core modules and the equivalent of 12 hours of taught electives (+ 12 hours distance learning)

Key skills – relevant to specific types of practice and areas of law
Full qualification on completion

Our courses are delivered in face-to-face sessions. Completion of the PSC is a compulsory SRA requirement for all trainee solicitors undertaking a training contract.

The individual elements can, however, be taken as CPD.

The PSC requires the equivalent of 12 days of full-time attendance, building on the vocational training provided in the legal practice course. It comprises three core modules and elective courses relevant to specific types of practice and areas of law.

Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Full time
Duration: 12 days
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Entry requirements

Completion of the PSC is a compulsory SRA requirement for all trainee solicitors undertaking a training contract.

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Academic expertise

Staff on this course include

Accreditations

  • This course is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales. They set the Principles and a Code of Conduct that professionals have to abide by in order to provide legal services.
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This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

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