Pre-requisite to admission as a solicitor in England and Wales.
This skills course will be offered at the Europa Point Campus by tutors from UWE Bristol Law School which forms part of the Faculty of Business and Law within the University of the West of England (UWE). By way of background, UWE offer a range of professional legal courses, including the Graduate Diploma in Law (the conversion course for non-Law graduates wishing to become lawyers), the Legal Practice Course, the Bar Professional Training Course and the PSC.
The UWE Bristol Law School comprises one of the largest law teaching establishments within the UK, with a strong academic reputation. They have a track record of receiving the highest ratings from Professional and Regulatory Bodies for the delivery of their vocational and academic programmes. UWE tutors have been trained to use techniques and exercises that promote a deep learning experience, one which continues well after the end of the delegates’ training.
The core modules will be taught in three separate block deliveries and will take place from 9am to 5:30pm:
Wednesday 11th September- Friday 13th September
This is a three day module. There shall be a mock trial on the third day.
Monday 21st October and Tuesday 22nd October
This is a two day module. There is a group presentation on the second day.
Wednesday 23rd October to Friday 25th October
This is a three day module. The assessment will be a 1 hour 30 minute examination prescribed by the SRA for the PSC and will be sat on the Friday afternoon. The assessment must be passed to complete the module.
Two tutors will co-deliver each day of each of the Core Modules. The Core Modules delivered will comprise the content, structure and assessment required by the SRA for trainee solicitors as a pre-requisite to admission as a solicitor in England and Wales. In England and Wales trainee solicitors are not normally permitted to undertake the Client Care and Professional Standards module until they have completed at least six months of their training contract.
Persons who have been called to the Bar in England and Wales or have completed the Solicitors LPC.
A person successfully completing the course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance once all three modules have been completed, which is one of three mandatory components for being called to the Bar or to being enrolled as a Solicitor in Gibraltar (after 1st July 2015). The Financial Business Skills exam must be passed to obtain a certificate.
To be eligible for this course, candidates should hold a Law degree or a legal qualification such as CILEx level 6. If the student wishes to use the core modules as part of their application for admission as a solicitor in England and Wales, they must ensure that they have satisfied the SRA requirements for undertaking the PSC.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University.
The fee for this course for academic year 2019/2020 is £1,400.
This includes all University of Gibraltar application and initial registration fees, as well as covering your course materials, supervision and tuition. The fees shown are for home students.
Lunch at the stunning Bistro Point Restaurant will be provided for an additional fee of £80.
Applications for academic year 2019/2020 are now closed. If you are interested in applying for the Professional Skills Course for academic year 2020/2021, please register your interest below.