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Professional Skills Course (PSC)

The Professional Skills Course is designed to help those qualifying to be solicitors develop the skill-set required of an effective lawyer. It ensures they are competent to practice and can meet the demanding needs of their clients. As a compulsory course for all trainee solicitors and others wishing to qualify as solicitors, it consists of 3 core modules. 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.

We have been a Law Society and SRA accredited provider of the PSC since the inception of the course. We pride ourselves on offering a practical, relevant and engaging programme

Key Benefits

  • Flexible and convenient course format.
  • Wide and varied choice of electives.
  • Public courses and, in addition, provisions for the Public Sector, City firms and firms who wish to run the course in house.
  • Great range of city centre venues, with excellent transport links.
  • Smaller teaching numbers to ensure our learners get the best experience possible.
  • Our delegates receive a completely interactive experience using scenarios and case studies to embed learning.
  • For firms specialising in commercial and corporate work, we also offer a tailored 'City' version of the course that delivers the PSC content using relevant case studies and scenarios.
  • A certificate is issued following successful completion of the course which can be submitted to the appropriate professional awarding body.

Price from £1245


(24 hours of electives)
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Structure & Format


3 core modules
24 hours of electives
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Study Options


Fast track of 8 days
or Flexible dates & venues
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Use the drop down boxes to search for your preferred venue, date or module. You can use each of the drop downs individually, make a selection with all, or use any combination of selection that best suits your preferences.

Venue Date Module
06 Sep 2016 Advocacy and Communication Skills (3 days)
13 Sep 2016 Client Care
13 Sep 2016 (Limited Availability) Client Care (City)
14 Sep 2016 (Limited Availability) Professional Standards (City)
14 Sep 2016 Professional Standards
15 Sep 2016 (Limited Availability) Financial and Business Skills (City course, 3 days)
15 Sep 2016 Financial and Business Skills (3 days)
20 Sep 2016 Advocacy and Communication Skills (City course, 3 days)

More information about this course

Download a copy of the Professional Skills Course candidate information guide below.
Download an information leaflet on our FBS online preparation module below.

Kaplan Altior Experience

We help those in the legal sector achieve their professional development and career goals and excel in their field.


Our programmes offer an interactive and practical learning experience that delivers lasting results and is easily put into practice.


We have vast experience in legal training and assessment and have been developing legal talent for over 35 years.


When tailoring programmes, we take the time to understand your business and create solutions to suit your unique training needs.


Strong client service is at the heart of our business and underpins everything we do. It's what sets us apart from other providers.