College of Law LCP Review
No doubt you will already of heard of the College of Law LPC and probably have them on your LPC short list. They are one of the biggest law schools and also one of the most highly regarded. This in itself can be very helpful if you have not already got a training contract, but the College of Law also boast a very high success rate – 84%, of students having training contracts or other legal work within the first few months of graduation. Although, we do wonder what they mean by ‘other legal work’ – if you’re planning to be a qualified solicitor, only a training contract will suffice.
The College of Law LPC does have a lot to offer, as you would expect from one of the premier LPC providers. They have a choice of locations, various study options, excellent online learning resources with College of Law Elite and generally experienced tutors.
Below is our College of Law LPC review. Why not add your review? Rate the College of Law below and scroll to bottom to add your review of the College of Law LPC in the comments section underneath.
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College of Law LPC Locations
The College of Law has a number of locations throughout the country.
- College of Law London Bloomsbury
- College of Law London Moorgate
- College of Law Birmingham
- College of Law Bristol
- College of Law Chester
- College of Law Guilford
- College of Law Manchester
- College of Law York
College of Law Contact Details
The College of Law
Surrey, GU3 1HA
Telephone: + 44 (0)1483 216 000
Freephone: 0800 289997
Website: College of Law
College of Law Facilities
Facilities at the College of Law are very good, but vary depending on which location you choose. All their centres do, however, have modern, well equipped facilities so you should not be disappointed wherever you attend.
College of Law Elite – The College of Law’s Online Learning
The College of Law has one of the best online learning resources known as the College of Law ELITE. ELITE stands for ‘Electronic Legal Interactive Training Environment’ and it is probably as good as it sounds.
If you enrol with the College of Law you’ll probably spend as much time on ELITE as you do in lectures. Once you login to College of Law ELITE you’ll not only have access to all all your course materials but also announcements, test results and other tools such as a Digital Drop Box for your files, calendars, etc.
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 LPC Distance Learning
The College of Law ELITE system makes it a good choice for distance learning – you can rest assured that you have all the same material and resources as other College of Law students.
College of Law LPC Electives
The College of Law 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. 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 Study Hours
The College of Law 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 ELITE, you’ll be able to study hours that suit you.
The College of Law 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 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 LPC Fees
The College of Law fees start from £10,650 for regional colleges and go up to £12,550 for London law schools.
College of Law Open Days
The College of Law have 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 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 our 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 – Additional Information
Award Winning Pro-Bono Centre
Increase your employability by gaining some first-hand practical experience working in a Legal Advice Centre with real clients and legal problems.
College of Law LPC Reviews – What do you think?
What do you think of the College of Law LPC?
Here are some reviews we’ve found from College of Law students:
“The availability of electronic resources is excellent and means that the work is really varied and is kept very interesting. I would definitely recommend the College of Law.” Hughes, What Uni website
“The LPC teaches you beyond law and is the best to prepare you from practice. All the tutors are experienced lawyers who come from the best law firms. They want to make sure that you not only know the law but that you have the commercial and business mindset which make the difference to become a successful lawyer.” Donna Treska, CoL website
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