Professional Skills Course
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Introduction and course structure
The PSC is the mandatory course for all trainee solicitors and others wishing to qualify as solicitors. It consists of 3 core modules, and in addition, trainees must complete 24 hours of electives, of which at least 12 hours must be face to face tuition. FCILEX and some Magistrates' Court Clerks are exempt from the electives.
As outlined by the SRA, the PSC should be completed within a trainee's 2 year training contract or within a period of recognised training. The rules were updated in July 2014 and you can read more about it here.
In order to study the programme at the best pace for you, and to study your preferred choice of electives, it is always best to plan your PSC as early as you can.
|Module Name||Module Description|
|Client Care||1 day of face to face tuition|
|Professional Standards||1 day of face to face tuition|
|Financial & Business Skills||3 days of face to face tuition including a 1.5 hour exam|
|Advocacy & Communication Skills||3 days of face to face tuition|
|£1025.00||Core Modules only|
|£1195.00||Core Modules & Electives|
|£345.00||Individual Core Module Price: Client Care & Professional Standards|
|£425.00||Individual Core Module Price: Financial & Business Skills|
|£505.00||Individual Core Module Price: Advocacy & Communication Skills|
|£1785.00||Core Modules with Written & Practical Higher Rights Training|
|£2185.00||Core Modules with Written & Practical Higher Rights Training and Assessment|
|£35.00||Financial & Business Skills Online Exam Preparation Module|
All prices are exclusive of VAT