Bristol, University of the West of England
Professional Skills Course (Law)
The course must be completed by trainees during their 2 year training contract; it aims to build on the foundations laid in the legal practice course and to ensure that during the training period all trainee solicitors receive formal instruction in those practical matters which are best studied while working in practice; the Law Society has stated that it intends to take a practical approach to the provision of the course whilst ensuring that high quality is maintained.
Applicants must have successfully completed the legal practice course.
Modules include: advocacy and communication skills (3 days); financial and business skills (3 days); client care and professional standards (2 days); plus an elective element (4 days).
The only formal assessment on the course occurs in the financial and business skills module, where you will need to sit a 90-minute unseen 'open book' examination on day three. For the other modules, there is no formal assessment but you will be expected to participate fully and will receive feedback on your performance during each module. You may also need to do some preparatory work in between sessions.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Professional Award||Full-time||-||2 weeks|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Frenchay Campus||Bristol||BS16 1QY||South West|
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