How we deliver

The Swansea LPC is divided into two teaching periods.

Stage 1, which looks at core practice areas, takes place during the first 24 weeks to the end of February. During the 10-week Stage 2 that follows you will choose three vocational elective subjects to study.

Both stages are delivered via introductory, interactive sessions in large groups and then smaller sessions studying real life professional case studies. These sessions are designed to build confidence and practise essential skills in a friendly, professional rewarding environment.

The Swansea LPC is renowned for the excellence of its pastoral care. Personal tutors provide best practice guidance for personal development and training.

During reading week in October there is no teaching.

Class contact consists of around four to five hours, three days a week with two days free from teaching so that students can consolidate learning and prepare for the following week.

Students have up to five years in which to complete the course. After finishing Stage 1 they can take time away to develop experience in practice before returning to complete Stage 2.

Our modules

Stage 1 core practice areas

  • Business Law and Practice *
  • Property Law and Practice *
  • Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Administration of Estates
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Practice Skills of Interviewing and Advising, Advocacy, Drafting and Writing and Practical Legal Research

(The College of Law reserves the right to revise, alter or discontinue any module. Not every elective module listed may be available every year and is dependent on, among other things, at least eight students wanting to take it).

* This module is sponsored by JCP Solicitors and will be supported by an annual presentation delivered by the firm.

JCP Solicitors is a modern, dynamic business employing 150 staff across seven offices in South and West Wales. The firm provides services for businesses, property and individuals and prides itself on providing specialist and niche service areas. As well as residential property, family, wills, accident & injury and business services, the practice also specialises in the sport, lender, healthcare and agricultural sectors.

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Stage 2 vocational electives

  • Advanced Commercial Law
  • Business Leases
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Family and Child Care Law and Practice
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

(The College of Law reserves the right to revise, alter or discontinue any module. Not every elective module listed may be available every year and is dependent on, among other things, at least eight students wanting to take it).

Assessment

Assessment is by written exams held mainly at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2, together with assessments in skills. The written exams are usually "open book" meaning students are allowed to take in books and materials permitted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

To help prepare for final Stage 1 exams you will have mock assessments to provide valuable feedback, build confidence and give an early indication of performance to help with job hunting.

LPC Part-Time Course Structure

 

YEAR 1 Wednesday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 5pm to 8pm, occasionally 9pm

 

Year 2 Thursday 9am to 5pm and Wednesday 5pm to 8pm, occasionally 9pm

Stage 1

September to March

Stage 2

March to June

 

Stage 1

September to March

Stage 2

March to June

Foundation Course:

 

Business Law and Practice (BLP) including Business accounts (BA)

Professional Conduct and Regulation (PCR)

Wills and administration of Estates (Wills)

Skills of Writing and Interviewing and advising

One Elective from:

 

Advanced Commercial Law

Employment Law and Practice

Business Leases

 

 

Foundation Course:

 

Property Law and Practice (PLP)

Solicitors Accounts (SA)

Civil Litigation (Civ Lit)

Criminal Litigation (Crim Lit)

Skills of Practical Legal Research Drafting and Advocacy

Two Electives from:

 

Advanced Commercial Law

Business Leases

Employment Law and Practice

Family & Child Care Law and Practice

Advanced Criminal Litigation

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Except any taken during Year 1

The day mode of delivery requires you to attend with the full-time students during the Foundation Course and then one full day each week with a separate evening when you will be taught independently of the full-time students. The teaching materials are the same. You will need to attend for assessments which can take place on any day of the week. All assessments are identical to those of the full-time course.

Electives offered depend upon student demand. If we cannot offer an elective on your usual study day you may need to switch days.