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Programmes for Trainee Solicitors

Trainee Solicitors

Professional Skills Course

The PSC is designed to help those qualifying to be solicitors develop the necessary skills required to ensure they are competent to practice and meet the demanding needs of their clients. Made up of three core modules in Client Care & Professional Standards, Advocacy & Communication and Financial & Business Skills, the Professional Skills Course (PSC) is a mandatory course for all trainee solicitors.

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PSC Elective Options

Altior offer a wide choice of elective courses, across many legal practice areas, that are taught through a mix of face to face tuition combined with distance learning to help retain knowledge. Sessions are highly interactive, using training techniques such as group work, role-play, scenario simulation, case studies and practical exercises to embed learning.

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Higher Rights of Audience

As a trainee solicitor you can chose to take the Higher Rights of Audience training and/or assessment during your period of recognised training, satisfying the elective requirement of the PSC through the associated training. You must however wait until you have qualified before you can apply to the SRA for Solicitor Advocate status. Obtaining the skills to represent clients in either the civil or criminal higher courts can help to advance your career and professional standing.

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Trainee Litigation Programme

Experience first-hand the litigation process and overcome any difficulties you may have in satisfying the contentious element of the training contract with our Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP). The programme will expose learners, through a variety of activities, to all the contentious practice skills standards stipulated by the SRA as being a requirement of the period of recognised training.

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Continued Professional Development

Trainee Solicitors can chose to take any of our continued professional development courses to satisfy the SRA competency statement.  We have an experienced team of trainers who are all experts in their specialist subject. The programmes are centered on active learning and are designed to be inspiring, personalised and work-relevant. You will find a range of courses that help to develop core business and personal skills.

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Trainer used lots of real life examples to explain issues in discussion, made the training course as relateable as possible.

PSC Client Care module delegate, March 2016