How will I study?
You will have one day a week to study and attend classes at BPP University. Its Law School is based in the heart of London’s legal district and has an excellent reputation for offering students the skills they need to succeed in law.
You will study by blended learning, with attendance at “live” online classes and regular face-to-face classes at the Law School. You will be provided with a range of materials and access to a virtual learning environment.
You will take exams and assessments throughout the six-year programme to meet the requirements for the LLB degree. You will also be required to pass the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) centralised assessment, consisting of two parts.
LLB (hons) Legal Practice: Programme Outline
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Year 1||Introduction to Practice English Legal System and Research (ESLR)||ELSR
|Year 2||Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Administrative Law
|Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Administrative Law
|Year 3||Tort Law||Tort Law
|Year 4||Equity and Trusts||Equity and Trusts
|Professional Conduct and Regulation|
|Professional Practice Skills portfolio submission (pervasive throughout Year 4)|
|Year 5||Business Law and Practice||Business Law and Practice
Property Law and Practice
|Civil and Criminal Litigation|
|Professional Practice Skills portfolio submission (pervasive throughout Year 5)|
|Year 6||Civil and Criminal Litigation||Wills and Administration of Estates||Intensive Skills Preparation for Part 2 SQE|
|The skills of writing, drafting, interviewing and advising, advocacy, research and negotiation will be pervasive through Year 6, culminating in the intensive preparation in Term 3 of Year 6 for Part 2 of the Solicitors’ Qualification Examination (SQE).|
What work will I do?
You will work in our London office, in a variety of our practices such as Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Corporate and Dispute Resolution. As you progress through your apprenticeship, you will be required to produce a portfolio with examples of work you have done in your practice. Examples of the type of work you will carry out are: preparing documents for a transaction, drafting a letter to a client and carrying out a piece of research.
As you progress through the programme, you will be given more responsibility, including running parts of cases and meeting with clients.
What support will I have?
You will receive comprehensive training throughout the six-year programme. This will be a combination of on the job with your supervisor and more structured training courses, such as “Introduction to the City” and “Effective written communication”.
You will be taught how to assist our lawyers with their work and will be supported by a supervisor and a Human Resources Manager throughout the six-year programme.
You will also be allocated a Personal Tutor and Student Manager through BPP. They will support you, monitor your progress and assist you with your portfolio of workplace evidence.
How will I be assessed?
You will build a portfolio of the experience you have gained and the tasks you have completed in the workplace. This portfolio will demonstrate that you have met the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence and the outcomes of the solicitor apprenticeship.
You must also pass the SRA centralised assessment. BPP University will provide you with guidance and assistance to help you pass these assessments.
What will happen at the end of the six-year programme?
If you pass all the required assessments to meet the solicitor apprenticeship standard, you will be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, subject to the SRA’s usual checks of fitness to practice.
We will discuss with you what roles are available at Dentons and it is our hope that all our apprentices will remain with us as newly qualified lawyers.