University of Derby LPC

University of Derby Legal Practice Course Review

University of Derby LPC in partnership with NCLT

NCLT University of Derby LPCThe University of Derby LPC supports its students by giving them a friendly environment.   The University has recently spent close to £75 million on facilities these past few years in order to give the students a good learning environment.  The University of Derby LPC is housed at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Kedleston Road Campus in Derby. The NCLT LPC Study Center in the University of Derby offers both the full-time and part-time Legal Practice Course.

The University of Derby Legal Practice Course program sets itself apart from other LPC providers because it desires to provide valuable legal training at affordable rates.  This is possible because the University of Derby LPC cooperates and partners with the NCLT one of the largest providers of the Legal Practice Course in the UK.  The University of Derby LPC understands how expensive a legal education can be so that they not only aim to provide the LPC at a lower rates than most providers, they also make sure that the LPC schedules are flexible enough to allow working students to earn while they learn.

The NCLT which has partnered with the University of Derby LPC has been graded ‘excellent’ by the Legal Practice Board from 1996 to 2006.  Since then, the NCLT has received the highest rating of “commendable practice.”  So you can be sure that the low cost of its Legal Practice Course in no way compromises the quality of the legal education it provides.

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University of Derby’s Contact Details

For enquiries, you may email or call:

  1. University of Derby
    Kedleston Road
    DE22 1GBTelephone:   01332 590 500
  1. You may also call the NCLT LPC at:   0121 362 7529

Or, email them at

Or you can write to:

National College of Legal Training
Student Support Centre
Wrens Court
52-54 Victoria Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1SX

University of Derby LPC Facilities

Upon enrollment in the University of Derby LPC each student will be provided with Comprehensive Course Manuals & Materials and a set of preparatory notes containing student instructions and class notes for every workshop session.  Course materials are provided in hard copy and in electronic format.

Each student will be assigned a personal tutor upon enrollment who will meet the student face-to-face one a month in order to give him support and advice.

University of Derby LPC Online Learning

There is no dedicated on-line learning for the University of Derby Legal Practice Course.  Instead, on-line support is given to the students by giving them personal access to an online study support system.  The on-line support gives tools such as: course time tables, latest news, course materials, access to tutor support, on-line self-testing as well as study centre information and assessment information.

University of Derby LPC Distance Learning

At the University of Derby LPC, there is no dedicated distance learning program but the pre-consolidation and post-consolidation work of the students is done via distance learning. The distance learning is mainly additional support through the use of our e-learning delivery system – ‘Blackboard’. This gives students the opportunity to test their progress regularly through self-test questions and exercises with instant feedback.

University of Derby LPC Electives

To complete Stage 2 Legal Practice Course students will study 3 vocational elective subjects. The University of Derby LPC offers a choice of 15 subjects. Each subject is divided into 8 study units and one of the study units is dedicated to revision.

The 15 electives offered are:

  • Acquisitions
  •  Advanced Criminal Litigation
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  •  Charity Law
  • Commercial Law
  •  Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  •  Commercial Property
  •  Corporate Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • Media and Entertainment Law
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  •  Private Client (Estate Planning)
  • Public Childcare and Housing Law Practice

University of Derby LPC Study Hours

During Stage 1 of the University of Derby LPC subjects are broken down into 2 hour workshop sessions.   The workshops and study sessions usually start at 9.00am and finish at 5.30 pm.

The full-time LPC is a one year course from September to the beginning of March with study sessions and workshop taught on Fridays and Saturdays over a period of 36 weeks (excluding revision and vacation times).

The part-time LPC is almost identical to the full-time course in content but it extends over 2 academic years. Workshops are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays with e-learning support. Part-time students attend 2 days of face-to-face study sessions each month at weekends. There are about 9 monthly sessions from September to May in each academic year. In addition to study days, students are required to attend skills assessments and examinations held at various stages throughout the course. Students are required to undertake approximately 13 hours of study per week, but there are weeks when there will be more or less study time required.

Stage 2 runs from mid March to the beginning of June following the same schedule as in Stage 1.

Assessments for all Legal Practice Courses are open book written examinations. These assessments are held at different times during the year.

University of Derby LPC Admission Requirements / Application

To be allowed to apply for the University of Derby PC the student must present evidence of completion of the academic stage of training with confirmation from the SRA.  The student must also enroll with the SRA.  Applicants to the University of Derby LPC need to have completed the academic stage and normally have a recent law degree or a Graduate Diploma in Law or appropriate professional qualifications which the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority accepts as equivalent.

For those enrolling for the part-time University of Derby LPC they may download the application form from the NCLT website.

University of Derby LPC Fees

For the full-time University of Derby LPC: £7,400

For the part-time University of Derby LPC:  £3,200* per academic year

(* A small deposit of £100 is necessary to reserve a place on the course for part-time LPC applicants at their preferred study centre.)

University of Derby LPC offers the following payment methods which area applicable to all the study centres:

  1. The deposit of £100 for the part-time LPC may be paid by cheque which must be made payable to ‘CLT UWE’
  2. LPC fees may be paid by debit or credit card*  made via telephone:  0121 362 7529
  3. LPC fees may also be paid by debit or credit card by writing the complete details on the payment plan form which may be sent by post to :

National College of Legal Training
Student Support Centre
Wrens Court
52-54 Victoria Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1SX

(*NCLT LPC accepts all major debit and credit cards except for American Express.)

Interest- free payment options are also available for the NCLT LPC.

For enquiries regarding the payment methods and payment options, applicants may call:      0121 362 7529       or email

University of Derby LPC Open days

As a partner and affiliate of the NCLT Legal Practice Course, the University of Derby LPC schedules law fairs in the autumn each year.  At these events law education providers present the courses they provide.  There are also university presentations in autumn and spring.  At these university presentations, the NCLT Director speaks to prospective students for them to learn more about the NCLT and the LPC course provided by the NCLT.

University of Derby LPC Career Service

The NCLT LPC, in partnership with the University of Derby LPC, offers support to prepare students for legal practice as it has strong links with the legal profession:

  1.  The personal tutor assigned to each student provides advice and information on becoming a solicitor, on applying for a training contract, on enhancing their CV/ application, on how to handle the interview and also on alternative careers in law.
  2. NCLT has a Career Development Unit which provides a wealth of information on how to prepare CVs, how to fill up application forms and tips on interview skills.
  3. NCLT schedules a Careers Evening at all of its study centres and these are hosted by law firms and prospective employers.  This is an opportunity for LPC students to make contacts for possible future employment.  To attend the Careers Evening which is scheduled in the months of January and February 2012, students have to book and confirm their attendance prior to the event.
  4. As a partner and affiliate of NCLT LPC, the University of Derby LPC schedules law fairs in the autumn each year.  At these events, law firms send representatives to meet LPC students who may be interested in joining their firm on training contract or for employment. Various corporations in need of solicitors and solicitor-trainees also attend to meet LPC students who may be interested in applying for a post at their company.

University of Derby LPC Additional Information

The University of Derby LPC in partnership with the NCLT, allows its students to also complete the Legal Practice Course alongside the LLM.  Interested students will simply have to enroll in the two-day intensive research methods programme (held at UWE, Bristol) to equip them to do the research necessary to write their dissertation and obtain their LLM.

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