About PSC

Complete your legal training with the PSC

With the BPP PSC, flexibility is key when it comes to what, where and how you learn – allowing you to fit your studies around work and life commitments.

You can choose the fast track option and complete the core modules in succession – or stagger the core and elective modules throughout the two-year training period.

Online Classroom Live – NEW FOR 2018

BPP are the only UK PSC provider to offer the PSC Core & 24 hours of Electives via our state-of-the-art Online Classroom Live. Complete your Core & Electives at home or at work at convenient times throughout the year.

Fully Flexible study

The PSC is designed to work around you. Choose from a wide range of modules in locations across the UK and online.

For example, you could attend the fast track core module course in eight days, and opt for the fast track electives over four days, completing your training over a shortened time frame. Or you can choose your core modules and electives at any time throughout your two year training contract whenever it is convenient for you.


Our tutors are experts and have been practitioners in their fields. They're dedicated to providing teaching that is practice focused – aimed at giving you the specialist skills and knowledge needed for a successful transition into real-life legal practice.

Higher Rights of Audience Option

As part of your elective requirements you can opt to study the Higher Rights of Audience programme. Successful completion of the assessments leads to the Higher Courts Advocacy Qualification which enables you to act as an advocate in the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Practicing advocates, as well as BPP staff (solicitors and barristers) provide the teaching for this option, drawing on their expertise and real-world experiences to equip you with practical skills and knowledge as well as preparing you for the (optional) assessments.

In-house PSC option

If you're a firm sending a number of delegates to the BPP Professional Skills Course, it may be more cost effective to run an in-house PSC. For more information call 0330 060 3333 or email.

Entry requirements

The PSC must be completed as part of your compulsory training, during your training contract. You must have started a training contract before you can study the PSC.

How to apply

Please apply directly to BPP using one of the following methods:

Key dates

We offer a range of PSC course and module start dates throughout the year, so you can study at a time and place that suits you.

Study locations

Study for the Professional Skills Course at one of 11 locations across the UK and online.

PSC study centres are located in:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Leicester
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Southampton
  • Cardiff
  • Newcastle

Membership Scheme

You and your firm could be saving £000's on your CPD training. Find out how to join our membership scheme and receive immediate benefits.

Tailored training

We can tailor any of our public courses to meet your needs as well as providing completely bespoke training solutions. Learn more about tailored training.

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