Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course
Both the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course are taught on-campus by the award-winning University of Law. Our collaboration makes Reading the ideal place to pursue your ambition to become a lawyer.
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
This accelerated legal training course is the first step for graduates wanting to convert to law after completing an undergraduate degree in another discipline. In an increasingly competitive job market, a background in another degree subject — together with a law conversion course —can help to set you apart from other graduates in terms of transferable skills and knowledge.
This structured course is led by qualified lawyers through a combination of lectures and practical workshops, and aims to develop your legal skills ready for a future career as a solicitor or barrister.
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
As a graduate aiming to become a solicitor, this course represents the next stage of your training once you have gained a qualifying law degree or converted your non-law degree through the Graduate Diploma in Law.
Work to improve your career prospects by developing the essential professional skills for the legal job market. Through small group workshops, online learning resources and individual feedback, you will be taught by qualified lawyers with wide-ranging legal experience.
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