Professional Skills Course
The PSC is compulsory for all trainee solicitors prior to their admission to the Roll. It comprises 3 core modules plus an examination and advocacy assessment together with 24 hours of electives. Up to 12 hours of electives can be undertaken by distance learning.
|Client Care & Professional Standards||2 days face to face tuition|
|Advocacy & Communication Skills||3 days face to face tuition including an advocacy assessment|
|Financial & Business Skills||3 days face to face tuition plus 1½ hour open book examination|
The core modules can be undertaken as an 8 day fast track option but please note that for training contracts entered into on or before 1 July 2014 you must have undertaken at least 6 months of your training contract before you can complete the Client Care & Professional Standards module unless you and your firm agree otherwise.
We offer an extensive choice of electives with dates and venues across the country and can provide individually tailored plans in your chosen areas. Our electives are grouped into 2 main categories:
|‘More of the Core’||Building on the core modules such as advocacy or business skills|
|By Department||Relevant electives to your department; for example company & commercial or property|
You can view our extensive choice by selecting the options relevant to you.
Dates & Venues
|Location||Advocacy & Communication Skills 3 days||Client Care & Professional Standards 2 days||Financial & Business Skills including examination 3 days||Fast Track Course 8 days|
|London||6, 7, 8 Sep 2017 FULL||11, 12 Sep 2017||13, 14, 15 Sep 2017||6 to 15 Sep 2017 FULL|
|Manchester||4, 5, 6 Oct 2017||9, 10 Oct 2017||11, 12, 13 Oct 2017||4 to 13 Oct 2017|
|Manchester||5, 6, 7 Mar 2018||8, 9 Mar 2018||12, 13, 14 Mar 2018||5 to 14 Mar 2018|
|London||19, 20, 21 Mar 2018||22, 23 Mar 2018||26, 27, 28 Mar 2018||19 to 28 Mar 2018|
|London||10, 11, 12 Sep 2018||6, 7 Sep 2018||3, 4, 5 Sep 2018||3 to 12 Sep 2018|
|Manchester||1, 2, 3 Oct 2018||4, 5 Oct 2018||8, 9, 10 Oct 2018||1 to 10 Oct 2018|
|£1,299||PSC Core and Electives. £1,200 for Season Ticket Holders, £1,150 for SmartPlan Holders|
|£1,000||PSC Core Only (8 days plus the examination)|
|PSC Electives Only – Face to Face
|PSC Electives Only – Distance Learning
|£450||Advocacy & Communication Skills (3 days plus assessment)|
|£300||Client Care & Professional Standards (2 days)|
|£450||Financial & Business Skills (3 days plus examination)|
|£240||Individual Elective (6 hours face to face) Less 10% for SmartPlan Holders|
|£120||Individual Elective (3 hours face to face) Less 10% for SmartPlan Holders|
|£40||Individual Elective (1 hour distance learning)|
All prices are exclusive of VAT payable
For more information please telephone Sharon Needham on 0161 793 0984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"We chose MBL for our PSC requirements as they were able to deliver an in-house fast track solution tailored around our trainee induction programme. The quality of training and standard of customer service was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other firms. "
Download the PSC Handbook
Our PSC Handbook contains additional information plus the booking terms & conditions.