Applying for Legal Practice Course exemption

January 2019

Criteria

You can apply for exemption from either or both Stages 1 and 2 of the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Stage 1 covers

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Litigation
  • Course Skills
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Taxation
  • Wills and Administration of Estates

Stage 2 is made up of three vocational electives.

Find out more in the LPC Outcomes

Important information

You must ensure that

  • you can demonstrate that the content of the LPC has been met by certificated learning and/or work-based learning1.
  • for work-based learning, your evidence will need to confirm the work carried out and how it meets the LPC Outcomes. This must be corroborated by your supervisor. They should be a solicitor or another individual who has knowledge of the LPC outcomes and legal practice.
  • for certificated learning you need to provide certified copies of your qualification or certificates, transcripts and module descriptors.
  • If you are claiming an exemption based on an award obtained outside the UK, the awarding body must be recognised by UK NARIC.

We won't grant exemptions

  • based on learning completed during the academic stage. For example, if on your university degree you have studied business taxation, or accounts, we will not exempt you from this element of the LPC. There is a progressive element to the standard at which the knowledge and skills are achieved.

Making your application

All the information you need to make your application is below.

The application fee is £600.

We aim to provide you with a decision within 180 days of receiving your application.

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Download application form (DOC 17 pages, 93KB)

You must send two copies of your application and evidence to us and keep a copy for yourself.

How to complete the EQ LPC exemption application

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Note

1. Certificated learning is learning which has led to a qualification or certificate. Whilst work-based learning is objectively assessed workplace experience.