Pam astudio’r cwrs hwn
Gallwch gaffael y sgiliau, y wybodaeth a’r agwedd i’ch paratoi ar gyfer dechrau contract hyfforddi cyfreithiol.
Long tradition of experience
Our tutors have extensive experience working as solicitors in the legal industry which brings a real practical focus to their teaching.
Gain relevant experience
We offer a guaranteed work placement to all students without training contracts or substantial work experience.
Mae’r Cwrs Ymarfer Cyfreithiol (LPC) yn cynnig astudiaeth ôl-raddedig ddwys i’r rhai sydd eisiau cymhwyso fel cyfreithiwr yng Nghymru a Lloegr, o dan y system bresennol. Er mwyn cymhwyso’n llawn ar ôl cwblhau’r LPC, bydd angen i chi ymgymryd â chontract hyfforddi dwy flynedd, sy’n gyfnod o hyfforddiant cydnabyddedig yn y gweithle.
Mae hwn yn gwrs dwys, rhyngweithiol iawn, sy’n seiliedig ar sgiliau. Byddwch yn cael eich asesu drwy arholiad, gwaith cwrs ac asesiad byw o’ch sgiliau.
Bydd yr LPC yn sicrhau eich bod yn caffael y sgiliau, y wybodaeth a’r agwedd i’ch paratoi ar gyfer dechrau contract hyfforddi. Bydd yn eich paratoi i ddelio â’r gofynion sy’n debygol o gael eu gwneud ohonoch wrth ymarfer, ac yn gosod y sylfaen ar gyfer eich ymarfer fel cyfreithiwr yn y dyfodol, gan annog arferion cymhwysedd, hyder a phroffesiynoldeb.
Ble byddwch yn astudio
Mae ein corff myfyrwyr bywiog, ynghyd â'n staff academaidd hynod gymwysedig, yn darparu'r amgylchedd perffaith i archwilio meysydd dynamig a phrysur y gyfraith, gwleidyddiaeth a chysylltiadau rhyngwladol.
Meini prawf derbyn
Applications for this course must be made via the Central Applications Board (“CAB”) website.
Suitable for graduates with a UK Qualifying law degree (usually a 2.2 or above) or with a non-law degree (usually a 2.2 or above) and the GDL/CPE. Subject to those, the following criteria will be taken into account:
- academic record
- the applicant’s personal statement
- reference from the applicant’s referee
- degree of commitment to the legal profession (shown, by example, by placements with solicitors’ firms or equivalent experience)
- general work experience
- reasons for wanting to study the LPC at Cardiff
- date on which the application is received by Cardiff University
- order of preference of institution and
- any special personal reasons affecting ability to study elsewhere.
English Language Requirement: IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in all other subscores, or an acceptable equivalent.
Applications open on October 1st in each application cycle. The earlier you apply the greater your chance of receiving an offer (subject to meeting entry requirements). Although applications to the CAB close on 31 July 2021, Cardiff University operates an initial deadline of 30 April 2021 due to competition for places. It is strongly recommended that your application is received by Cardiff University in advance of this date. Offers will be made on a first come, first served basis and the programme will close to applications when the course is full or on 30 April 2021, whichever comes first. Please note that we have, in recent times, filled all places by the initial deadline.
Applications received after 30 April may be considered for entry if places are still available. Please note that applications are only received by Cardiff University when they have been released to us by the CAB. The CAB will only release applications to us once the application form has been submitted, a reference received by the CAB (where required by the CAB) and the application fee paid. In particular, please contact your referee to ensure both their willingness and availability to provide a reference in good time.
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.
Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen Fisa myfyriwr i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).
You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.
If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:
- access to computers or devices that can store images
- use of internet and communication tools/devices
- freedom of movement
- contact with people related to Cardiff University.
Strwythur y cwrs
The LPC is divided into two stages: Stage1 and Stage 2. These stages may be studied separately but nearly all students study Stage 1 and Stage 2 combined. Stage 1 begins in September and finishes in March. Stage 2 begins in March and ends in June.
The course begins with a Foundation Course designed to set the stage for the rest of Stage 1. In the Foundation Course you are introduced to course skills, to core practice areas and to other elements of the LPC, such as Professional Conduct and Regulation. In addition to the standard elements of the LPC, we also offer a short, optional course on Advocacy in Welsh (Eiriolaeth yn y Gymraeg).
In Stage 1 you will study three core practice areas:
- Business Law and Practice
- Property Law and Practice
- Professional Conduct and Regulation
- Solicitors’ Accounts
- Wills and the Administration of Estates
You will also study and practise the Course Skills:
- Practical Legal Research
- Interviewing and Advising
In Stage 2 you will study three vocational electives. We keep our range of elective courses under review and offer a range of subjects to choose from.
Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2022/23. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2022.
|Teitl modiwl||Côd modiwl|
|Business Law and Practice||CLP526|
|Interviewing and Advising||CLP612|
|Professional Conduct and Regulation||CLP620|
|Practical Legal Research||CLP621|
|Wills and Administration of Estates||CLP622|
|Property Law and Practice||CLP954|
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.
Dysgu ac asesu
Sut y caf fy addysgu?
Teaching is conducted in large and small group lessons. Large groups take the form of lectures to all students and each large group lasts one hour. Most large group lessons are pre-recorded and accessed online, but some large groups are delivered live and are scheduled on the timetable.
Small group teaching will be timetabled in groups of up to 16-18 students although you may be organised into smaller groups for the purpose of some lessons. Small group lessons are usually scheduled to take place for two hours, although some may be of two and a half or three hours duration. Attendance at small group sessions is compulsory.
A distinctive feature of the LPC is that a substantial part of the time devoted to classroom practice overall will involve you in the exercise of the Course Skills.
Sut y caf fy asesu?
The LPC assessments are designed to be fair, rigorous, realistic and provide sufficient depth and/or breadth of coverage of the skills and subjects assessed. Individual assessments will cover a representation of the outcomes in the particular subject or skills area. A practical emphasis will appear throughout.
There are formative assessments for each of the Stage one subjects and skills. These formative assessments help you to adjust to the different requirements of the assessments on a vocational, as opposed to, an academic course.
There are 14 summative assessments, assessing all of the compulsory Stage one subjects and skills and the three vocational electives. All assessments are supervised, except for the assessment in Practical Legal Research, which takes the form of written coursework.
Most of the supervised assessments are open book written examinations but there are supervised oral skills assessments in Advocacy, Interviewing and Advising and Wills and the Administration of Estates.
Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?
Your learning will be supported through e-learning; all modules are supported by Learning Central, a virtual learning environment that is available on and off campus through which you will access a wide range of materials for your modules. We provide most of the lesson materials in electronic form as well as in hard copy. We also make available recordings of large groups via Learning Central.
You will receive dedicated pastoral support through our personal tutor scheme. We offer an extensive programme of careers lectures and workshops with a specialist Careers Advisor. A designated Disability and Diversity Officer ensures that reasonable adjustments are made for students with disabilities. The University also has a range of services to support you, including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service and excellent libraries with specialist law librarians and resource centres.
Feedback is regarded as a priority and is intended to raise your levels of competence. You will have formative assessments in the Stage one subjects and comprehensive feedback on those formatives, to help you prepare for the summative assessments. You will be given feedback for all oral skills practices. You will also receive feedback from your tutor in the small group sessions as the course progresses and feedback from your fellow students.
Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?
Within the curriculum, you will develop your ability to undertake independent learning and team-working skills. Communication skills are developed in small groups, where you will be required to work collaboratively on problems and tasks. The emphasis on the course is on the application of legal knowledge to simulated factual situations, giving advice to the client and undertaking tasks according to the client’s instructions.
The LPC is a practical course and you need to analyse the facts to identify the relevant issues on which the client needs advice; identify the relevant law and procedure; apply the relevant law and procedure to the relevant facts and advise the client, clearly and fully, taking into account the rules of professional conduct and the commercial and business needs of the client.
Outside the curriculum you will have the opportunity to develop wider employability skills through participation in the school’s Law in Action pro-bono schemes run with partner organisations, in which student volunteers assist real people in their dealings with the law. Some examples of the schemes currently available to students include:
- Law in Justice: the Innocence Project (dealing with alleged miscarriages of justice);
- Law in Healthcare: the NHS Continuing Healthcare Scheme (helping families claim back care home fees that arguably should have been covered by the NHS);
- Law in Sport: the Rugby Union Project (providing legal advice and legal newsletters to rugby clubs);
- Law in Court: the Personal Support Unit (PSU) (offering practical support and assistance to people at court, in family and civil matters); and
- Law in Mental Health: the Hafal Appropriate Adult Scheme (students are trained to support vulnerable adults being interviewed after having been arrested).
Other activities include mooting, negotiating and client interviewing competitions.
Ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer dechrau astudio yn 2022
Myfyrwyr o'r DU
Nid yw ffioedd ar gyfer mynediad 2022/23 ar gael eto
Myfyrwyr o'r UE, AEE a'r Swistir
Rydym yn aros am gadarnhad o'r ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer blwyddyn academaidd 2022/23.
Myfyrwyr o weddill y byd (rhyngwladol)
Rydym yn aros am gadarnhad o'r ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer blwyddyn academaidd 2022/23.
The course fees cover the cost of the books and materials that you will need for the course, and these are provided to you. You do not need to purchase any other books for the course.
For oral skills assessments and for advocacy practices you are required to wear suitable office clothing (such as a business suit).
There are referral fees and re-enrolment fees for students who fail assessments and who have to take referrals as external resit students.
A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?
We provide you with commercially published LPC manuals for most subjects. In those subjects for which there is no commercially published manual you will be supplied with sets of notes that we have prepared. These manuals and notes comprise most reference needs, with other resources being available in the Library or online. You are not expected to buy other texts. The manuals (or notes) set out the basic law and procedure in the areas they cover. In addition to the books you are given, you will be given other materials prepared by the course teams. These include timetables, lesson plans, lesson handouts and assessment material.
Rydym wedi ein lleoli yn un o ddinasoedd mwyaf fforddiadwy y DU. Rhagor o wybodaeth am gostau byw yng Nghaerdydd.
After completion of the LPC, you will be able to undertake a training contract/period of recognised training, in preparation for qualification as a solicitor.
The LPC may also lead to legal work in some other capacity, e.g. paralegal, with the option of obtaining a training contract at a later date.
Other course options
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