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.

Core Modules

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.


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

Please click here to create your own list of electives or alternatively please email

You can view our extensive choice by selecting the options relevant to you.

AdvocacyClient Care & Compliance
Clinical NegligenceCompany & Commercial
Data ProtectionEmployment
FamilyFinancial & Business
Litigation & Dispute ResolutionManagement Skills
Mental HealthPersonal Development
Personal InjuryPrivate Client

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


Cost Description
£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
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours

PSC Electives Only – Distance Learning
12 Hours
6 Hours
£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

Contact Details

For more information please telephone Sharon Needham on 0161 793 0984 or email

Testimonials (click here)

"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. "

Vicki Simpson, Principal HR Manager, Freeths LLP

Download the PSC Handbook

Our PSC Handbook contains additional information plus the booking terms & conditions.