College of Law Manchester Legal Practice Course Review
The College of Law Manchester is situated in the central Piccadilly area – close to the heart of the North West legal industry. It is a brand new centre with facilities to match and the College of Law’s national reputation helps with contacts with North West firms.
They have various study options, excellent online learning resources with College of Law Elite and generally experienced tutors.
Manchester is the capital of the north and the College of Law LPC Centre in Manchester is located in the heart of the city’s legal community so if you are looking to start your legal career in the North West it’s a great choice.
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College of Law Manchester Contact Details
To visit or tour the facilities, the College of Law Manchester LPC Centre:
The College of Law
2 New York Street
For general enquiries regarding the course, contact:
The College of Law
Surrey, GU3 1HA
Telephone: + 44 (0)1483 216 000
Freephone: 0800 289997
College of Law Manchester LPC Facilities
The College of Law Manchester is a brand new centre with a modern professional learning environment. It has been designed to feel like a law firm to get you used to working in a modern environment.
As you’d expect there are state of the art facilities with extensive legal library and good IT facilities.
College of Law Elite – The College of Law Manchester’s Online Learning
The College of Law Manchester LPC has one of the best online learning resources known as the College of Law ELITE. ELITE stands for ‘Electronic Legal Interactive Training Environment’. Some College of Law LPC students say they login to ELITE so much that it does not make much difference which location you choose to study at.
College of Law Manchester LPC Electives
The College of Law Manchester approaches LPC electives differently from other law schools. First you choose your career path and then select three appropriate vocational electives. The three career paths they offer are Corporate, Commercial and Private, and Legal Aid.
NB: Not all electives may be available at Manchester so check with the college direct if you have preferences.
The vocational electives on offer include:
- Advanced criminal practice
- Advanced property law and practice
- Banking and debt finance
- Commercial dispute resolution
- Commercial law
- Employment law and practice
- Family law
- Housing law and practice
- Immigration law and practice
- Insurance law
- Personal injury and clinical negligence litigation
- Private client: wills, trusts and estate planning
- Public companies and equity finance
NB: Not all electives are available at all centres and your firm may have some say in which you take.
College of Law Manchester LPC Study Hours
The College of Law Manchester offers what it calls ‘flexible study modes’ so you can choose whether to cram your LPC into 7 months, do the standard 1 year course or take a part time option ranging from 16 months to 2 years.
Within this you can choose to study day time, evening, weekends or 24/7 if you take the 7 month option! Don’t forget as much material is available when you login to the College of Law Manchester ELITE, you’ll be able to study at hours that suit you.
The College of Law Manchester full time LPC has a 2 day timetabling option meaning that lectures and tutorials are scheduled on just 2 days a week which makes it a lot easier if you are commuting.
College of Law Manchester LPC Admissions Requirements / Application
- Qualifying law degree (minimum lower second class honours), or qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and GDL or CPE, or similar qualification such as ILEX/FILEX
- All applicants must demonstrate a sufficient command of English to be able to complete the course
- Academic or other references may be required.
- As with all other LPC law schools, admission applications are handled via the Central Applications Board.
College of Law Manchester LPC Fees
The College of Law Manchester fees start from £10,560 – cheaper than the London colleges.
College of Law Manchester LPC Open Days
The College of Law Manchester has a number of open days throughout the year. You can find out details on their website. You’ll not only have the chance to check over the facilities, courses and study options, but also the opportunity to meet with their careers consultants.
College of Law Manchester Careers Service
The College of Law has a good track record in careers support with 84% of students being in “legal work just months after graduation.”
- Access to the Vacancies and Employer Database to search for legal employment opportunities
- Access to the Careers libraries at each centre
- A series of summer workshops
- Individual appointments with a Careers Consultant
- Careers workshops throughout the academic year
- A range of employer talks
- The opportunity to apply for the College mentoring scheme
The College of Law Manchester LPC – Additional Information
Award Winning Pro-Bono Centre
You can increase your employability by gaining some first-hand practical experience working in a Legal Advice Centre with real clients and legal problems.
After completing your LPC, you may wish to qualify for an LLM Master degree by just completing a further three modules in research and writing a dissertation.
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