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					    BPP Law School
     BPP Law School
    Prospectus 2011
     Prospectus 2011


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    More than just the letter of the law
    • Short programmes
    • Undergraduate degrees
    • Masters degrees
    • Professional qualifications
    • CPD programmes




                                            part of BPP University College
                                                                                                                             Key milestones on your journey
                                                                                                                             to qualification.
Law career map
                                                                                                                                                      Continuous
   Qualifying law                                   Legal Practice          TRAINING   Professional Skills                                           Professional
                                                                                                                       SOLICITOR




                           V
                                                                       V
   degree (LLB)                                     Course (LPC)           CONTRACT      Course (PSC)                                             Development (CPD)




                                                V
                                         V  V
                                                    Bar Professional
Non-qualifying law                                  Training Course                                                                                    New York Bar




                           V
     degree                                             (BPTC)
                                           V                                                                                 V
                                                    V
                                                                                                                                                     Higher Rights of
                           Graduate Diploma                                                                                                             Audience
UK non-law degree




                                                V




                       V
                             in Law (GDL)                                                                                                             Qualification
                                                                                        Qualified Lawyers
                                                          V                               Transfer Test
                                                                                                                       V




                                                                           V
                                                                                            (QLTT)*
International degree                                                                                                                                  Masters in Law




                       V
  (non-UK degree)                                                                                                                                         (LLM)
                                                                V
                             Certificate of
                           Academic Standing
                               (COAS)
Non-graduate with
suitable vocational                                                        PUPILLAGE
                                                                                                 V




                       V
    experience



  Qualified lawyer                                                                                                                                    Continuous




                                                    V
                             Certificate of                                            Bar Transfer Test                                             Professional
 outside of England                                                                                                  BARRISTER
                                                                       V




                       V
                            Eligibility (CoE)                                               (BTT)†                                                Development (CPD)
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                                                                                                     *This course is also relevant to qualified barristers of England and Wales
                                                                                                      †
                                                                                                      This course is also relevant to qualified solicitors of England and Wales
Studying with BPP
As a leading provider of legal education and training – with thousands
of students and professionals choosing to study with us every year –
BPP Law School has built an international reputation for excellence.
With unique pro bono opportunities, highly experienced tutors, links
with leading law firms and a huge range of resources for ongoing
professional development, we’re with you all the way.

A formidable reputation
BPP Law School, part of BPP University College of
Professional Studies, is one of the leading law
schools in the country. BPP was established over
30 years ago as a training provider for accountants;
today, almost all FTSE 100 companies and two thirds
of accountants train with BPP.
Real-world experience
At BPP, our focus is on making you more successful in
the real world. We are committed to providing the
highest standard of legal education, with tutors who
are a dynamic mix of academics and practitioners from
a variety of practice backgrounds.
Links with the profession
BPP maintains a particularly strong reputation within
the legal community. In fact, we work with many of
the UK’s leading law firms and have close
connections with barristers’ chambers and the Bar.
More than 500 organisations choose to sponsor
their employees to study at BPP, including those
featured opposite, who send their trainees
exclusively to us:
Studying with BPP – preparing
you for practice
Flexibility in how you learn                                    > the Student Advantage scheme, offering discounts from a
                                                                  variety of businesses around the local areas
At BPP, you can choose to attend law school during the day,
in the evening, at the weekend and, on some programmes,         > an accommodation service that can support you in finding
via distance learning. Our student-focused ethos means that       a suitable place to live whilst studying
your overall experience of BPP will be of an equally high       For further information, please visit:
standard, regardless of the location, programme or mode of      www.bpplawschool.com
study you choose.
                                                                > welcome drinks and programme parties as part of your
We offer the latest e-learning technology and dynamic tutors      induction, plus a wide variety of student-led clubs,
to achieve maximum choice as to when, where and how you           societies, sports teams, quizzes, student balls and mooting
study – for example:                                              competitions, in all of our locations
> live lectures                                                 > a Careers Service offering excellent links with the
> lectures on DVD, or as MP4 or MP3 files                         profession and providing specialist one-to-one support,
                                                                  enabling you to achieve your career aspirations. For full
> live or online tutorials                                        information, please refer to page 11
Options available depend on your chosen programme.              > an award-winning Pro Bono Centre, offering you a unique
Please see individual programme details for further               opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice
information.                                                      in real life situations. For full information, please refer to
                                                                  page 14

Award-winning facilities and
information technology
                                                                International perspective
Our buildings are equipped with the very latest technology,
                                                                BPP Law School is a truly international community, and our
including:
                                                                international students’ office is dedicated to providing for the
> SMART boards                                                  needs of all students from overseas. Here, you can get help
> a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enhancing the            and advice on any aspect of living and studying in the UK,
  face-to-face tuition you receive and offering innovative      including English language support.
  learning resources and revision aids, including interactive   For those considering going into international law, we have a
  modules, tutor feedback, practice assessments and tests,      range of benefits designed to maximise your future success
  podcasts, blogs, wikis, online tutorials and past lectures    (including Mandarin classes for beginners). We also provide
> a specialist law library, with long opening hours             undergraduates with the opportunity to attend a study
                                                                school at one of BPP’s international locations for two to four
> one of the UK's largest and most advanced online law          weeks during the summer, with a full programme of study
  libraries                                                     and social activities – an ideal way to experience another
> a laptop loan scheme                                          culture and meet fellow students face-to-face, especially for
                                                                those studying online.
                                                                For more reasons why you should study at BPP, please visit:
Student support                                                 www.bpplawschool.com/study_at_bpp
We offer you support from the moment you accept your
place at BPP, including:                                        To join the BPP Law School online community:
> an allocated personal tutor
> learning support officers to help accommodate a wide
  variety of learning needs
> scholarship programmes to assist those in financial
  hardship
> comfortable common areas with free internet access,
  satellite television, pool tables and on-site cafés
Studying with BPP – qualification
and beyond




                                                                                                                          Studying with BPP
It's essential to achieve ongoing success in your legal career. Whether
you need to refresh, update or develop your knowledge, we can help
you to achieve your requirements. We employ a range of innovative
and interactive training methods to ensure our training is stimulating,
challenging and, most importantly, effective.

Our Professional Skills Course (PSC), forms part             > We can tailor any of our public courses to meet your
of your compulsory training to become a solicitor, and         specific needs, delivered in-house, designed to focus
with BPP you will experience:                                  on the precise needs of your firm

> high quality teaching; our trainers are all qualified      And more...
  professionals in the legal field                           Wherever you need to go in your career, we’re there
> the widest choice of electives in the market               for you.
> availability to complete your PSC in one of our            > Prepare you for practice in New York, with the New
  12 locations nationwide                                      York Bar exam
> the assurance that over 95% of our delegates pass          > Train you for Higher Rights of Audience
  their Financial & Business Skills exam first time            Qualification, enabling you to become a solicitor
                                                               advocate
                                                             > If you’ve trained in certain jurisdictions overseas, we
BPP provides an unrivalled breadth and depth of                can prepare you for practice in England and Wales
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)                      with the Bar Transfer Test (BTT – for practice at the
courses, delivered by highly skilled and experienced           Bar) or, for practice as a solicitor, the Qualified
practitioners in their fields.                                 Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) or preparation for
> We cover every major area of law and supplementary           the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)
  skills training                                              for those who applied for their certificate of eligibly
                                                               after the 31 August 2010
> All our tutors bring a high level of practical industry
  skills to our training                                     > For the QLTT, we provide mock tests in both
                                                               classroom and home study options, and are the only
> You will learn in an environment with fellow
                                                               provider to offer the Assured Pass Pack
  professionals, through an interactive and engaging
  approach. Using relevant examples, you will be able to     See individual sections for more about the benefits of all
  take the immediate benefits back to your workplace         these programmes.
> Our courses are taught nationwide in our high quality
  training centres
> To enable the most cost-effective training, you can also
  join our membership scheme, which provides
  competitive discounts on our public courses
 Achieve your ambitions with




                                                                                                                         Careers Service
 our specialist Careers Service
 At BPP Law School there’s much more beyond the high-quality
 tuition and internationally recognised qualifications – our specialist
 Careers Service* provides the support you need to achieve the
 career you want, whether you’re already established or just
 starting out.
 We offer extensive face-to-face and online specialist             > careers guidance via email
 legal careers resources to all our students, regardless
                                                                   > mock interviews and assessment centres with
 of your module of study or location. To help you get
                                                                     experienced careers consultants or practitioners,
 ahead of the competition, our support is available to
                                                                     many of whom have sat on recruitment panels
 you as soon as you accept your place, and up to six
 months before you begin your studies. We know it                  > advice sessions to develop a career action plan
 can take time to secure the perfect role, therefore our             detailing the steps you should take to achieve
 Careers Service’s resources are available to you for up             your goals
 to a year after you leave BPP.
                                                                   > the BPP ‘Buddy Scheme’ offering guidance and
                                                                     support from students with training contracts
 One-to-one support                                                > flexible service opening hours to accommodate
 All students have different goals and aspirations –                 part-time students
 that’s why our Careers Service offers you one-to-one
 specialist careers expertise. It includes:
 > pre-booked 45-minute careers appointments all year
   round, plus drop-in appointments during term time
 > assistance with applying for placements in law firms,
   barristers’ chambers, companies or the not-for-
   profit sector, both in the UK and overseas
 > advice on writing CVs, covering letters and
   completing application forms

* Not applicable to PSC, CPD, QLTT, BTT, NYB and HRAQ delegates.




“I first used the Careers Service in the spring before starting the
LPC, and without this support I am sure I would not have
secured a training contract in the midst of a recession.”
David Garvey
Full-time LPC London (Holborn), 2009/10
Trainee, Laytons Solicitors
Careers resources
We also offer you access to specialist careers               > applying for pupillages via www.pupillages.com
information, including:
                                                             > interview technique
> a database with a large range of legal vacancies
                                                             > assessment centre and vacation scheme preparation
  including posts advertised exclusively to BPP
  students                                                   > creative job search – applying in non-traditonal
                                                               ways, accessing the hidden job market and
> online feedback from previous interviewees on                networking
  interviews for training contracts and pupillages
                                                             > soft skills workshops to enhance practical skills
> weekly e-newsletter with new job vacancies,                  which are tested in recruitment processes and are
  vacation schemes, voluntary work and deadline
                                                               important in today's workplace, such as commercial
  reminders – you can choose to receive this as soon
                                                               awareness, negotiation skills, networking skills and
  as you accept your place
                                                               presentation skills
> employer talks and online archive of past talks


Links with the profession                                    Access to Practice
                                                             BPP’s unique ‘Access to Practice’ scheme helps
We maintain close links with the legal profession
                                                             students without access to the legal profession to
locally, nationally and internationally. This allows us to
                                                             secure advice from lawyers in practice. Successful
offer you the most up-to-date information about a
                                                             applicants are matched with a ‘practice adviser’ in an
career in law, such as:
                                                             area of law or type of firm in which they are
> access programmes including the exclusive ‘Access to       interested. In 2009/10, more than 360 practice
  Practice’ scheme and diversity schemes run in              advisers took part in the scheme. Practice advisers
  conjunction with leading law firms                         provide:
> a programme of lectures, panel discussions and             > a point of contact with the legal profession
  presentations from a wide variety of potential
  employers, offering inside advice on applying for          > insight into life as a lawyer in practice
  training contracts and pupillages, and life in practice    > increased confidence in making applications and
                                                               attending interviews
> annual law fairs, giving you an excellent opportunity
  to network with representatives from various law           > excellent networking opportunities
  firms and other legal organisations
> paralegal and alternative careers fairs, allowing you to   Some services operate at all sites, with others being
  explore other career paths in law                          centre specific. For further information, please visit:
                                                             www.bpplawschool.com/careers
> for all GDL students in Leeds and Manchester, access
  to work experience with a law firm that matches your
  experience and interests


Careers workshops
We run regular careers workshops throughout the
year, including the summer before your programme
commences, to help you gather all the information you
need for your job search. These include:
> planning your legal career
> legal CVs and covering letters
> application form guidance
> psychometric testing
Award-winning Pro Bono
Centre
Our Pro Bono Centre* – winner of several top awards, including
The Lawyer’s ‘Pro Bono Activity of the Year’ and LawWorks’ award for
‘Best Pro Bono Contribution by a Partnership’ – offers you the
opportunity to get involved in exciting projects that put your legal
knowledge and skills into practise. Here, you can directly benefit
members of the community who may not otherwise have access to legal
services – as well as gaining invaluable, real-world experience that will
impress on training contract and pupillage applications.

We offer pro bono opportunities across a range of                   > Mediation Friends Project
specialisms which provide experience for students
                                                                    > Parent Partnership Project
with different legal interests. These include:
                                                                    > Streetlaw
> BPP Legal Advice Clinic
                                                                    Some projects operate at all sites with others being
> Educational – Exclusion Appeals Project                           tailored to local communities in Birmingham, Bristol,
                                                                    Leeds, Liverpool, London (Holborn and Waterloo),
> Employment Law Projects
                                                                    Manchester or Newcastle.
> Human Rights Unit
> Intellectual Property Pro Bono Group                              Further information on our pro bono activities and
                                                                    details of our projects can be found at:
> Law Firm Pro Bono Shadowing Project
                                                                    www.bpplawschool.com/probono
> Legal Translation Service

*Not available to PSC and CPD delegates or those studying the QLTT, BTT, NYB and HRAQ.




‘‘My role as a BPP Legal Advice Clinic Adviser helped me see what being a
trainee solicitor would be like and appreciate how not everyone who needs legal
guidance can access a solicitor. My advice to other students - get involved early,
be committed and make the most of the opportunity.”
Martin Boyle
Full-time LPC Manchester, 2009/2010
Locations
Our student-focused ethos means that your overall experience of
BPP will be of an equally high standard, regardless of the location,
programme or mode of study you choose (for locations specific to
PSC, CPD, QLTT, HRAQ and NYB, see page 18).
Birmingham                             Bristol
Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, has developed                  As historic port, Bristol has long been a centre of international
into an international centre which is an exciting hub of                  trade which has required the support of the legal profession.
economic prosperity making it a great place to live, study                Present-day Bristol is a city alive with creativity and innovation,
and work.                                                                 having been officially designated a 'Centre of Culture' and a
                                                                          'Science City' as well as winning the European City of the Year
Programmes available                                                      Award in 2008.
Degree programmes                                                         Programmes available
> LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and
  part-time)                                                              Degree programmes
                                                                          > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and part-time)
Professional programmes
> LPC (full-time and part-time)                                           Professional programmes
                                                                          > LPC (full-time and part-time)

Cambridge                                                                 Programmes available
Cambridge is one the world’s most renowned centres of                     Professional programmes
academic excellence, as well as being famed for the
                                                                          > GDL (distance learning) – support classes only
beauty of its architecture and its idyllic riverside gardens
known simply as ‘the Backs’. Law has been studied here                    > LPC (full-time and part-time)*
since the 13th century, and it remains at the hub of
academic achievement and culture in the UK, having
become a centre for high-tech businesses and research.

Leeds
Leeds is a vibrant city with a lively social scene and plenty              > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and
to keep you entertained while you undertake your                             part-time) (Certain modules for this programme are taught in London.)
studies. As one of the fastest growing economies in the
                                                                           Professional programmes
UK, Leeds draws strength from its legal and financial
services industry, with a close-knit legal community that                  > GDL (full-time and part-time)
boasts law firms ranking amongst the top ten in the UK.                    > LPC (full-time and part-time)
Programmes available                                                       > BPTC (full-time and part-time)
Degree programmes                                                          Short programmes
> LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and                            > Summer School (one week ‘taster’)
  part-time) (Certain modules for this programme are taught in London.)

Liverpool                                                                  Programmes available
Liverpool is the UK’s fourth largest city, named as                        Professional programmes
European Capital of Culture in 2008, and with several                      > GDL (distance learning) – support classes only
locations around its centre designated World Heritage
Sites. It has long been a significant centre of finance and                > LPC (full-time and part-time)*
business as well as culture, with a particularly strong legal
community which reflects that heritage, including
numerous leading firms.

London – Holborn and Waterloo
London is one of the world’s most exciting cities. Diverse                London is home to some of the world’s largest
and dynamic, historical and multicultural, the capital is not             international and national law firms as well as many
only at the centre of British cultural and business life, it is           high street and specialist practices.
a major player on the international legal and commercial                  BPP has two law schools in London, one in Holborn
stages.                                                                   and one in Waterloo.
Holborn: Programmes available                                     Waterloo: Programmes available
Degree programmes                                                 Degree programmes
                                                                  > LLB (Honours) (full-time and part-time)
> LLM (Commercial Law) (full-time and part-time)
                                                                  > LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (full-time and
> LLM (Comparative Law) (full-time and part-time)*                  part-time)
> LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) (full-time




                                                                                                                                              Locations
  and part-time)                                                  > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and
                                                                    part-time)
> LLM (International Business Law) (full-time and
  part-time)                                                      > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and
                                                                    part-time)
> LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and
  part-time)                                                      Professional programmes
                                                                  > GDL (full-time and part-time)
Professional programmes
                                                                  > LPC (full-time and part-time)
> GDL (part-time)
> LPC (full-time and part-time)                                   Short programmes
> BPTC (full-time and part-time)                                  > LLB and GDL Revision Programme (one day – one
                                                                    week)
> BTT (part-time)
                                                                  > Summer School (one week ‘taster’)

The MA (Law with Business) is offered on a full-time and part-time basis at our state-of-the-art business school in the
City of London.


Manchester                                                          Programmes available
Manchester is a cosmopolitan city with thriving nightlife and       Degree programmes
a bustling social scene – and, with a student population of         > LLB (Honours) (full-time and part-time)
over 60,000, is well suited to students’ needs.
                                                                    > LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (full-time and part-time)
It is also one of the largest legal and commercial centres in       > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and
the country. Whether you are interested in corporate and              part-time) (Certain modules for this programme are taught in London.)
commercial work, clinical negligence or criminal law, you will
                                                                    > LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (full-time and
have an opportunity to train in firms with leading national           part-time) (Certain modules for this programme are taught in London.)
and international reputations.
                                                                    Professional programmes
                                                                    > GDL (full-time and part-time)
                                                                    > LPC (full-time and part-time)
                                                                    Short programmes
                                                                    > Summer School (one week ‘taster’)


Newcastle                                                        Programmes available
With a long and significant history in the development of        Professional programmes
UK industry, Newcastle is now the commercial and                 > GDL (distance learning) – support classes only
educational centre for the north-east of England. With a
thriving legal community that reflects this heritage and         > LPC (full-time and part-time)*
status, it has also become renowned for the quality of its
entertainment and nightlife.


Distance learning                                                Programmes available
Our aim is to give our programmes the flexibility to be          Degree programmes
completely accessible, even if that means bringing               > LLB (Honours) (full-time and part-time)
them to your door. With BPP’s distance learning you
                                                                 > LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (full-time and
get exactly the same learning materials and levels of              part-time)
tuition as attending students – just in a more
convenient form, including lectures and tutorials                > LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (full-time and
                                                                   part-time)
online. You can even blend your learning and attend
some classes at law school and do the rest online.               Professional programmes
                                                                 > GDL (full-time and part-time)
Distance learning GDL support classes are available in Cambridge, Dublin, Liverpool and Newcastle.
For more information on our locations, please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/locations                          * Subject to validation.
Locations
Professional Skills Course,
Continuous Professional Development,
Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test,
Higher Rights of Audience Qualification,
New York Bar.
Whether you’re a trainee solicitor who needs to complete your PSC,
or already qualified and looking for ways to increase your expertise and
develop your career, BPP offers over 300 CPD courses and additional
legal qualifications at a wide range of locations across the UK. Please
refer to the individual course details starting on page 56 to find a venue
near you.




                             Glasgow

                                                       Newcastle




                                                         Leeds
                                  Manchester
                                                          Sheffield
                                   Liverpool
                                                          Leicester
                                    Birmingham                           Norwich
                                                         Milton
                                                         Keynes
                                       Bristol
                                                                   London

                                     Southampton




For general information about our courses or to make a booking
at any of our UK locations, please contact our Client Care Team on
0845 226 2422 or email enquiries@bpp.com
                                                                 Courses on offer at each location vary, please see
                                                                  www.bpp.com/pd for individual course details.
LLB and GDL Revision
Programme
We understand that the months prior to your final summer exams can
be a stressful time. To help ease the strain, we offer a unique revision
programme for LLB and GDL qualifications.

Preparing you for practice                                           Choose a programme to suit you. Each subject
                                                                     includes two sessions of three hours face-to-face
Our revision programme is led by experienced                         tuition and access to our online Careers Service.
academics and practitioners with relevant expertise to
support and prepare you to your highest ability for                  You can find more information at:
these notoriously difficult exams. Although we cannot                www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/revision
guarantee success, we will determine, explain and
clarify the pertinent areas of law most commonly
examined on a standard LLB/GDL programme and                         Flexible learning
provide structured answers to the most commonly                      You can book to do as few or as many subjects to suit
encountered problem-based and essay questions                        your needs.The programme will run from 11th – 17th
within each subject area.                                            April 2011 in London (Waterloo). However your
                                                                     actual day/s of attendance depend on the subjects
                                                                     you choose to study.
What makes BPP’s LLB and GDL
Revision Programme unique?
                                                                     Fees
> Sessions are delivered by academics and
  practitioners ensuring what you learn is relevant to               For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
  your exams and practice
> Presentations by guest speakers providing advice on
  legal careers
                                                                     Admission requirements
                                                                     You should currently be studying an LLB or a GDL at
> 20% refund on revision programme fees upon
                                                                     another institution. This programme is not suitable for
  registration on our LPC, BPTC or one of our LLMs
                                                                     current BPP LLB or GDL students, because a
> Guaranteed place on our LPC or LLMs upon                           comprehensive revision programme is included in
  successful completion of your LLB or GDL                           these programmes’ fees.

Programme content
                                                                     How do I book my place?
We offer revision sessions in the seven foundation
subjects*:                                                           You can apply for individual subjects or all subjects as
                                                                     a package.
> Contract Law                                                       Applications can be made directly to BPP Law School
> Constitutional and Administrative Law                              using our application form online at:
> Criminal Law                                                       www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
> Equity and Trusts Law
> Land Law
> Law of the European Union
> Law of Tort




*Please note revision programmes are subject to minimum student numbers.
Comparative Law
Summer School




                                                                                                                       LLB and GDL Revision Programme and Comparative Law Summer School
If you are looking for an experience that will set you apart from
other training contract/pupillage applicants, then join us at the
UK/US Comparative Law Summer School. BPP has joined up
with US law school William Mitchell to provide four new and
exciting modules on topics of law current to life in practice today.
Preparing you for practice                                Location and dates
The Summer School is attended by an international         The Comparative Law Summer School is available in
mix of students including a number from US law            London during summer 2011. For details of dates,
school William Mitchell, making this the ideal
                                                          please visit: www.bpplawschool.com
opportunity to network with your American
counterparts. These new modules also incorporate
enjoyable and worthwhile social events.
                                                          Fees
                                                          For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
What makes the Comparative Law
Summer School unique?
                                                          Admission requirements
> Provides a perspective on English/Welsh and US law
  and can contribute to our LLB, LLB (Business Law)       To qualify for attendance on the Comparative Law
  and LLB (GDL Conversion)                                Summer School you must be an LPC or BPTC student.
                                                          You can also take these modules as part of your LLB,
> Unique opportunities to network and establish new
                                                          LLB (Business Law) or LLB (GDL Conversion) –
  contacts from the USA and beyond
                                                          see page 30 for details.
> Includes extra-curricular activities relevant to
  current legal issues
> An excellent addition to your CV which makes you        How do I book my place?
  stand out                                               Bookings are made online. Places will be limited and
                                                          will be offered on a first come first served basis. If you
                                                          would like to take advantage of these new modules,
Programme content and assessment                          book early to avoid disappointment. Please visit:
The Comparative Law Summer School offers a diverse        www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
range of modules on current issues. In 2010 modules
included:



Modules                                                          Assessment
> Comparative Counterterrorism: Due Process in the Age           Modules are assessed by both coursework
  of Terror                                                      and class performance.
> International Alternative Dispute Resolution: Winning and
  Resolving Civil Disputes around the World
> Comparative Corporate Governance: Abuse of Power in
  the Global Economy
> Comparative Criminal Law and Practice: The Crime, The
  Confession, The Courtroom

The modules for 2011 are yet to be confirmed. Please contact admissions for further details.
Summer School
BPP Summer School is the perfect way to prepare for practice. If you
are looking to broaden your mind with fresh knowledge, explore
exciting new places, meet new people and do something worthwhile,
then book yourself onto one of our week-long Summer Schools – it
could be life-changing. For students who are new to law it provides an
opportunity to meet the tutors and experience our excellent law
schools in Leeds, London and Manchester at first hand. With a mix of
insightful, practical sessions and relaxed social activities our Summer
Schools are designed to take you and your career somewhere special.

Preparing you for practice                                  Programme content
Our Summer School offers a lively, interactive and fun
introduction to the study of law – a great break not        The Summer School includes:
just for you, but for your future career, too. You not
only get to see a courtroom in action, receive expert       > daily specialist careers session
careers advice and experience our facilities first-hand –   > introduction to advocacy
you also have the opportunity to make new friends           > introduction to the English Legal System and legal skills
and enjoy the vibrant social scene in an exciting city
                                                            > European Union Law
location. All materials are included in the programme
fees and are designed or recommended by our tutors.         > Law of Obligations (Contract and Tort)
It’s a real taste of life at a leading law school without   > Public Law (Constitutional and Criminal Law)
commitment, giving you all the insights you need to
make an informed decision about your future.
                                                            For further information on the Summer School
It could be your best summer ever.
                                                            content, please visit:
                                                            www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/
                                                            summerschool
What makes BPP’s Summer
School unique?
> Fourteen hours of tutorials and lectures, plus
                                                            Flexible Learning
  three hours of advocacy training delivered by             It’s not all work, work, work... You also get to spend
  legal academics and practitioners                         time in one of the UK’s most exciting cities, each with
                                                            its own distinct character and unique range of
> Students enrolling on the Summer School who
  then study an LLB or the GDL with BPP will                attractions. And whichever you choose, our superb
  receive a 20% refund on their Summer School               facilities will ensure your experience of our law
  fees                                                      Summer School will be of an equally high standard,
                                                            regardless of location.
> Expert careers advice from our specialist legal
  careers advisers, helping you make informed               The Summer School is available in Leeds, London
  decisions about your professional future                  (Waterloo) and Manchester. See page 16 for more
                                                            information on locations.
> Visit to a court so you can experience what a real
  case is like
                                                                                                      Short programmes: Summer School
Fees                                            Admission requirements
For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees   You must be over 18 to attend the Summer School.
                                                Applicants are not required to have any formal
                                                qualifications.
Summer School Dates
For dates in 2011, please visit:                How do I book my place?
www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/
                                                You can book your place online at:
awardofllb/dates.htm
                                                www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now




 “Thank you for a fantastically run Summer       “I've really enjoyed this week, and I'm glad I
 School and illuminating lectures on the         signed up for it. It's given me a valuable insight
 constitution, case analysis and the law in      into legal education and what will be expected of
 general.”                                       me, and if anything it has reaffirmed my
 Peter Chapman
                                                 decision to go into the law later on.”
                                                 Becky Steward


 “I had high expectations but this week has      “I have had a thoroughly enjoyable time on the
 been even better than I hoped. I can't wait     BPP Summer School. I feel this is a professional
 to start at BPP in October.”                    institution and I really appreciate having tutors
 Fiona Williams                                  who have actually worked in the legal field.”
                                                 Joseph Mason
Degree programmes
BPP Law School is part of BPP University College of Professional Studies
– internationally recognised as a leading professional education provider.
We are proud of our reputation for helping professionals to prepare for
practice and excel in specialist legal areas – at all stages of their careers.

BPP Law School offers undergraduate and                  Choose your own study pace
postgraduate degrees, in addition to our professional
programmes:                                              Our undergraduate and masters programmes are
                                                         designed to put you in control of the pace at which
> LLB and LLB (Business Law) (Honours) (see              you complete your degree. For example, you may
  page 26)                                               choose to complete your undergraduate degree in as
> LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion) (see page 30) –         little as two years, in the traditional three years, or to
  undergraduate degree in law available to BPP GDL       spread your learning over a longer period. Your
  students                                               masters can be studied full-time in one year or spread
                                                         over a longer period.
> LLM (Commercial Law) (see page 33) –
  Masters degree                                         You have the flexibility to increase or decrease the
> LLM (Comparative Law)* (see page 33) –                 number of modules you take each term, building your
  Masters degree                                         own programme of study around your work, family
                                                         and personal commitments. If your circumstances
> LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) (see         change, the pace of your programme can change
  page 33) – Masters degree                              with you.
> LLM (International Business Law) (see page 33) –
  Masters degree                                         Flexible timetables
> LLM (Professional Legal Practice) (see page 36) –      Our flexible and efficient programme scheduling
  Masters degree in law designed for BPP LPC and         allows you to pick and choose when to attend each
  BPTC graduates                                         module’s classes. With BPP you are not committed to
                                                         one mode of delivery. For example, you may start
> MA (Law with Business)* (see page 39)                  the programme by attending in the evenings but
To find out more, please read the individual             complete your next module through weekend study.
programme pages of this prospectus or visit our          BPP’s programmes include day, weekend, evening and
website: www.bpp.com/courses/degree-                     online study options.**
programmes.aspx
                                                         Multiple start dates and re-entry
We also work closely with leading law firms to create    points
academically validated bespoke degree programmes
that perfectly suit their needs. (see page 129)          Unlike many traditional degree programmes where
                                                         your studies often have to be put on hold until
Flexible learning                                        September, we offer a choice of start dates for our
                                                         undergraduate degrees in January, May and
Research shows that people want more flexibility and     September.
control in the way they study. BPP Law School’s
degree programmes are designed to offer you just         Additionally, this structure offers you the flexibility
that: flexibility and control. Our programmes offer a    to take ‘study breaks’ from the programme and then
choice of start dates, control over the speed at which   re-enter at a future entry point.
you complete your programme and convenient
scheduling to help you plan your study around work,
                                                         * Subject to validation.
family and personal commitments.                         **All options subject to demand and vary depending on your
                                                         chosen programme.
Three-tier award system                                     Personalised support




                                                                                                                      Degree programmes
If you decide you do not need or wish to undertake          At BPP, you will be part of a high-quality learning
the demands of a full degree programme but would            community with tutors who are focused on providing
nevertheless like to attain a qualification, BPP’s robust   the personalised attention you need to support your
programme design ensures you can still achieve a            learning. Through individual tutorials, phone and email
qualification up to the level of learning you require.      you can contact your lecturers to receive guidance and
                                                            feedback when and where you need it.
After successfully completing either the first third or
two thirds of the academic credits (equivalent to the       Returning to learning
first or first and second stages) on one of our
undergraduate degree programmes, you are eligible to        Returning to study can be a daunting and difficult
receive either a Certificate of Higher Education or         transition. Our students have the option to take
Diploma of Higher Education. BPP’s flexible                 advantage of additional support programmes designed
programme structure also ensures you can re-enter           to develop the personal study skills of those who are
our programme should you wish to build towards the          returning to education or balancing learning with work
full degree. If you are following a masters, the same       demands and other commitments.
basic structure applies, allowing you to receive a
Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma
at the first or second stages of study in your chosen
subject.
LLB and LLB (Business Law)
The LLB and LLB (Business Law) are undergraduate honours degrees
in law which are the first step in your legal training. You can then go on
to the next stage – either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you want
to be a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you
want to be a barrister. Of course, law is also a useful and respected
degree subject for many other professions.

Preparing you for practice
As an internationally recognised qualification, the LLB      What makes BPP’s LLB and LLB
looks impressive on your CV. Studying with BPP, you          (Business Law) unique?
gain a solid grounding in black letter law, learning from
highly experienced legal professionals.                      > You can complete the programme in two years
                                                               meaning you can start your legal career sooner
The programme here is suitable for all areas of legal
practice – and if you have a particular interest in          > Admission is based on an individual assessment and
commercial law, we give you the opportunity to                 interview, and not the UCAS points system
graduate with an LLB (Business Law), by choosing             > We use Client Information Packs to teach, bringing
certain options within the programme.                          the law to life by simulating the work of a lawyer
Most importantly, at BPP you develop the skills and            in practice
knowledge you’ll need later – as you take the LPC or         > There are three start dates per year and you can
BPTC, then go into legal practice. These are also              accelerate or decelerate the pace of your studies or
crucial skills for other professional careers.                 even suspend them, in line with the level of
The vital skills you’ll develop include:                       workload that you are able to handle

> essential legal research skills
> identifying legal problems
> analysing cases and statutes
> researching and constructing legal arguments
                                                            ‘‘BPP Law School has amazed me so far.
> written and oral presentation skills                      You can always count on the tutors and
> understanding how law operates in practice                the one-to-one time with them is brilliant.
> commercial awareness                                      BPP will allow you to grow as a person as
                                                            well as help you accomplish your goals to
                                                            nothingless than your true potential."
                                                            Manjeet Kaur Singh,
                                                            Full-time LLB London (Waterloo), 2009-12
          LLB and LLB (Business Law)                                   Extra Credit Projects: options to
          programme content                                            enhance your career
          To complete the LLB or LLB (Business Law,) you need          You’ll notice the options for each stage include an
          to gain 360 credits from the modules listed below –          Extra Credit Project. If you’re in employment when
          the number of credits is given after each one.               you take your law degree, you can use this option to
          You must complete all the compulsory modules                 make your studies specifically relevant to your job.
          (210 credits), plus your choice of options totalling a       Alternatively, you might choose a project related to
          further 150 credits.                                         pro bono work, a moot, or a personal legal case that
                                                                       you have been involved in.
          If you want to graduate with an LLB (Business Law),
          you need to do all of the red core options and at            With BPP’s support, you choose a project (in
          least 75 credits from the orange options.                    consultation with your employer if you wish) and
                                                                       decide how long you want to spend on it. We then
          You can also gain qualifications even if you don’t
                                                                       approve the proposal and work out how many credits
          complete the whole degree. If you leave at the end of
                                                                       it is worth.
          stage 1, you'll gain a Certificate of Higher Education
          (Legal Studies) and for stage 2, you'll gain a Diploma of    Assessment
          Higher Education (Legal Studies).
                                                                       We assess the programme module by module, using
          You can find module descriptions at:                         a combination of coursework, exams, computer-based
          www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/llb                          tests and oral assessments.
                                                                       You’ll receive continual feedback and support from your
                                                                       tutors, so you can keep monitoring your progress and
                                                                       improve where necessary to achieve a good degree.


             Compulsory modules




                                                                                                                          Stage 1 – Certficate of Higher
                                                               Options (to total 45 credits)




                                                                                                                             Education (Legal Studies)
             • English Legal System (15 credits)               • Consumer Law (15 credits)
             • Contract Law (30 credits)                       • Family Law (15 credits)




                                                                                                                                                           Stage 2 – Diploma of Higher Education (Legal Studies)
Stage 1




             • Tort Law (30 credits)                           • Skills in Practice (Personal Development Plan)
                                                                 (15 credits)
                                                               • Extra Credit Project (5 – 15 credits)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stage 3 – LLB (Hons) / LLB (Business Law) (Hons)
             Compulsory modules                                Options (to total 45 credits)
             • Constitutional and Administrative Law           • Commercial Contract (15 credits)
               (30 credits)                                    • Discrimination Law (15 credits)
Stage 2




             • Criminal Law (30 credits)                       • Employment Law (15 credits)
             • Law of the European Union (15 credits)          • Careers Development Skills (15 credits)
                                                               • Extra Credit Project (5 – 15 credits)




             Compulsory modules                               Options (to total 60 credits)
             • Law of Equity and Trusts (30 credits)          • Company Law (30 credits)
             • Land Law (30 credits)                          • Comparative Law Summer School modules
Stage 3




                                                                (15 credits each)
                                                              • Intellectual Property (30 credits)
                                                              • Property Tax (15 credits)
                                                              • Research and Analysis (30 credits)
                                                              • Extra Credit Project (5 – 15 credits)
Flexible learning                                             Progressing onto the Legal Practice
However you choose to study, a mix of staff from
                                                              Course or Bar Professional Training
academic and legal practice backgrounds give you a real
                                                              Course




                                                                                                                         LLB and LLB (Business Law)
feel for what it’s like to work in a range of areas of law.   Places on our LPC and BPTC are very popular.
This way, we ensure you gain the knowledge and skills         However, students who successfully complete our LLB
demanded by law firms and barristers' chambers.               are guaranteed a place on our LPC.
Teaching is based on tailored Client Information Packs        For prospective barristers, the Bar Standards Board
(CIPs), introducing you to the law as you’re likely to        does not permit such guarantees. However, if you
experience it in practice.                                    successfully complete our LLB your application for our
                                                              BPTC will be looked upon favourably.
Depending on your chosen pace of study – full-time or
part-time – seminars are available at different times
each week* – weekdays, evenings and Saturdays – so if         Fees
you can’t make your regular seminar time one week,            For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
you can arrange to attend the same seminar at another
time. The programme duration is two to three years
full-time and four to six years part-time.                    Admission requirements
To make it easier to join the programmes, you can start       Our law degrees are open to everyone – you don’t
in January, May or September. You can study for your          need a minimum number of UCAS points. Unlike
LLB through our taught programmes in London                   traditional universities, we don’t judge you on your
(Waterloo) or Manchester. Alternatively, you can              academic score alone. We want to meet you and find
join our distance-learning programme and use the              out about your skills. We offer places based on an
wealth of resources including our legal library, Careers      individual assessment and an interview.
Service and other facilities at our schools in
                                                              If you are an international student, and English is not
Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London
                                                              your first language, you will need to show your English
(Waterloo) or Manchester if you wish.
                                                              is good enough by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score (or
In addition, you have the opportunity to study for a          equivalent).
month at one of BPP’s international locations in the
summer, offering the opportunity to study, socialise and
broaden your horizons.                                        How do I apply?
*Subject to availability.                                     If you plan to take the LLB or LLB (Business Law)
                                                              full-time over two or three years, you’ll need to apply
Online learning support                                       through UCAS: www.ucas.ac.uk
All our law degrees are supported by an online                If you want to do the programme part-time and
environment which gives you the flexibility to organise       spread it over four to six years, you can apply directly
your timetable around your individual needs without           to BPP Law School using our application form,
having to visit our law schools.                              available online at:
                                                              www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
Regular online ‘real-time’ classes (including weekends
and evenings) provide students and tutors with the
opportunity to participate and interact using the latest
technology. BPP also offers online ‘your-time’ classes            Is law for me?
which are accessible for several days at a time where
                                                                  If you are unsure whether a career in law is
you can publish and view blogs and messages.
                                                                  for you or if you want to get a ‘head start’
Specially designed online tests help undergraduates               before commencing the LLB, BPP’s popular
prepare for final assessments by providing scores with            week-long Summer School gives you an
essential detailed feedback on answers from tutors.               insight into the study and practice of law.
You can also access a wealth of other online resources            Please see page 22 for further information.
including past seminars and lectures, interactive
tutorials, podcasts, films, wikis, blogs and feedback on
answers from tutors.
LLB (Honours) (GDL Conversion)
Going the extra mile can make all the difference. If you are studying for,
or have recently completed, the GDL at BPP, our conversion course could
mean you graduate with an LLB by taking two extra, flexible modules.
BPP's GDL is an academically rigorous programme that,          For further information on the Comparative Law Summer
combined with your undergraduate degree or Certificate of      School, please see page 21.
Academic Standing and two additional modules, allows you
                                                               For further information on the Extra Credit Project, please
to graduate with an internationally recognised LLB.
                                                               see page 28.
An LLB looks good on your CV and because our LLB               For further information and module descriptions,
features two modules in addition to those of your GDL          please visit:
studies, it provides you with extra relevant skills and a      www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/awardofllb
higher level of expertise, giving you an advantage in your
legal career.                                                  Flexible learning
Preparing you for practice                                     Our LLB (GDL Conversion) has been designed to be as
                                                               flexible as possible so you can complete it when and
The programme has been designed in consultation with
                                                               wherever is convenient for you. You could do the
leading academics and lawyers to provide a distinctive
                                                               programme during the summer after you finish your GDL
academic programme with vocational relevance, giving you
                                                               and before you commence your LPC or BPTC, or you
a greater depth of knowledge and understanding.
                                                               could spread it over more time – up to seven years after
                                                               you start your GDL.
What makes BPP’s LLB (GDL
                                                               The LLB (GDL Conversion) is open to all students who
Conversion) unique?                                            studied their GDL at BPP and is offered via online learning
> Flexible study so you can determine your pace of study       with some optional face-to-face tuition over the summer in
  to suit your needs                                           London. The Comparative Law modules are available
                                                               during the summer in London.
> Study purely online or use a unique mix of online
  activities and face-to-face teaching in London
                                                               Fees
> Access to online discussion boards moderated                 For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
  by tutors, giving you the opportunity to ask questions
  whenever you need to                                         Admission requirements
> An LLB (GDL Conversion) programme with specialist            The LLB (GDL Conversion) is available to BPP GDL
  legal content, including optional UK/US Comparative          students and alumni provided they complete the
  Law modules delivered in a Summer School                     programme within a seven-year period (from starting the
                                                               GDL to finishing the LLB modules).
Programme content and assessment                               How do I book my place?
To achieve the LLB, you must complete 60 credits of            Your place will be automatically reserved when you accept
further study from the following options:                      your offer of a place on the GDL. You will receive further
                                                               instructions after you begin your GDL. Please note:
Modules                         Assessment                     places on the Comparative Law Summer School modules
                                                               are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
• Company Law (30               Modules are assessed via a
  credits)                      variety of coursework,         Alumni can book their place online at:
• Intellectual Property Law     computer-based tests and       www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
  (30 credits)                  an oral examination.
                                                               * A maximum of two Comparative Law modules can be taken in one year
• Legal Analysis and
                                There are three sittings per
  Research (30 credits)
                                year for the 30 credit
• Comparative Law
                                modules.
  Summer School modules*
  (15 credits each)
• Extra Credit Project (15
  credits)
LLM (Commercial Law)




                                                                                                                 LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Comparative Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM (International Business Law)
LLM (Comparative Law)*
LLM (Financial Regulation and
Compliance)
LLM (International Business Law)
A masters demonstrates a high level of expertise, allowing you to
specialise in areas of particular interest and opening up new career
possibilities – both inside and outside law.

Preparing you for practice
Our LLM programmes are designed to equip you with          What makes BPP’s LLMs unique?
an in-depth knowledge of commercial law, financial
                                                           > Regular seminars with a maximum of 16 students,
regulation and compliance or international business          ensuring you have the support needed to succeed
law, offering you the skills and knowledge required to
deal with the issues faced by professionals in these       > Comprehensive speaker programme with talks from
areas.                                                       eminent academics, experienced practitioners and
                                                             specialists involved in commercial, financial
Our LLMs are taught by experienced practitioners             regulation and compliance and international
alongside leading academics. BPP’s close links with UK       business practice
and international law firms ensure that what you study
is relevant to the work you undertake.                     > Focus on development of self-study and research
BPP Law School was the first higher education              > Variety of options designed by practising lawyers
institution to be designated a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in     and leading academics, ensuring you study topical
the field of investment regulation and compliance by         legal areas that are of interest to you
the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
(CISI). If you complete our specialist LLM (Financial
Regulation and Compliance) you will be eligible for full
CISI membership and will qualify for the award of the
CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance** in addition
to your masters degree.
* Subject to validation.
**Subject to passing a CISI-administered exam.



“LLMs at BPP offer a truly dynamic teaching and research programme
designed to meet the ambitions and career development of a diverse range of
talented individuals.”
Brian Clarke
Full-time LLM (International Business Law) London (Holborn), 2008/09
          Programme content and assessment
          BPP’s LLMs begin with an induction programme designed        Although we encourage you to complete the whole
          to familiarise you with BPP Law School, the method of        masters degree by providing you with continuous
          studying on the LLMs and the research skills required for    support, you can gain qualifications after finishing each
          the programmes.                                              stage. If you decide to finish at the end of stage 1 you'll
                                                                       get a Postgraduate Certificate or after stage 2 you'll
          You will then complete the relevant compulsory module        receive a Postgraduate Diploma.
          on Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Financial
          Regulation and Compliance or International Business Law      We assess the modules by means of a memorandum of
          and the dissertation, plus three optional modules.           advice and an unseen exam.



               Compulsory modules                                Options




                                                                                                                                                                                              Stage 3 – LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Comparative Law) LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) or LLM (International Business Law)
               Commercial Law                                    Choose one optional module from the
               • Commercial Law (30 credits)                     relevant stream table on the opposite page.




                                                                                                                         Stage 1 – Postgraduate Certficate
               Or
               Comparative Law




                                                                                                                                                             Stage 2 – Postgraduate Diploma
Stage 1




               • Comparative Law (30 credits)
               Or
               Financial Regulation and
               Compliance
               • Financial Regulation and Compliance
                 (30 credits)
               Or
               International Business Law
               • International Business Law (30 credits)
Stage 2




              Options
              Choose two optional modules from the table on the
              opposite page.



               Compulsory modules
               Commercial Law
               • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                 topic related to Commercial Law
               Comparative Law
Stage 3




               • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                 topic related to Comparative Law
               Financial Regulation and Compliance
               • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                 topic related to Financial Regulation and
                 Compliance
               International Business Law
               • 10,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a
                 topic related to International Business Law
Choose at least one module from the optional ‘streamed’ modules for either Commercial Law, Comparative Law,
Financial Regulation and Compliance or International Business Law, depending on your chosen programme of study,
plus a further two optional modules from the general list.




                                                                                                                                                LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Comparative Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and LLM (International Business Law)
Optional modules* – ‘streamed’ (30 credits each)                             Optional modules* – ‘general’ (30 credits each)
Commercial Law                                                               • Business Organisations Law
• Business Organisations Law                                                 • Business Tax Law
• Business Tax Law                                                           • Chinese Business Law**
• Fraud and Financial Crime                                                  • Commercial Law†
• UK Corporate Securities Regulation                                         • Comparative Law †
                                                                             • Competition Law
Comparative Law                                                              • Corporate Finance Law
• Chinese Business Law**                                                     • Employment Law
• Fraud and Financial Crime                                                  • Financial Regulation and Compliance†
• International and Comparative Corporate Securities Law **                  • Fraud and Financial Crime
• Islamic Finance Law                                                        • Insurance Law
• UK and International Banking Law                                           • Intellectual Property Law
                                                                             • International and Comparative Corporate Securities Law **
Financial Regulation and Compliance                                          • International and Comparative Corporate Securities
• Corporate Finance Law                                                        Regulation
• Fraud and Financial Crime                                                  • International Business Law†
• UK Corporate Securities Regulation                                         • International Trade Law
• UK and International Banking Law                                           • Islamic Finance Law
                                                                             • UK and International Banking Law
International Business Law                                                   • UK and International Dispute Resolution
• Fraud and Financial Crime                                                  • UK Corporate Securities Regulation
• International and Comparative Corporate Securities
  Regulation
• UK and International Banking Law
* All modules run subject to availability.
** Subject to validation.
† These are the same as the compulsory modules. If you are doing the LLM (Commercial Law) you may do the Comparative Law and/or International

  Business Law and/or Financial Regulation and Compliance module/s and vice versa.



You will receive feedback and advice on your work throughout the programme to ensure that you make progress
and achieve your goals.
For further information and module descriptions, please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/llm

Flexible learning                                                           > Non-law degree (minimum lower second class
                                                                              honours) and a pass in the GDL or CPE
To help you balance your studies with work, family and                        or
personal commitments, you can choose between
studying full-time (one year) and part-time (two to five                    > Non-law degree (minimum lower second class
years), and you have the choice of starting in                                honours) and appropriate/relevant professional
September or January.                                                         experience
                                                                            International students whose first language is not
The LLM programmes are taught by group sessions                             English must demonstrate a sufficient command
and seminars at our law school in London                                    of English by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score
(Holborn).                                                                  (or equivalent).
Fees                                                                        How do I apply?
For full details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees                          Apply directly to BPP Law School using our application
                                                                            form online at:
                                                                            www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
Admission requirements
> Law degree (minimum lower second class honours)
  or
> Degree in law and another subject (minimum lower
  second class honours)
  or
LLM (Professional Legal Practice)
If you’re taking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training
Course (BPTC) with us, our LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is the perfect
finishing touch.
Preparing you for practice                                    preparation. You can choose to study a topic in any area
The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) gives you an            of practice that interests you. This could relate to your
immediate career advantage. Because it’s practice-            previous studies, your intended practice area or pro
based, allowing you to develop knowledge and skills in        bono and human rights projects in which you have been
specialist areas of law, it sets you apart from the           involved.
competition when it comes to applications for training        The practice-based projects are 6,500 words each.
contracts or pupillages – and if you already have one of
these, it means you’re starting out better prepared.          For the taught programme, a module is assessed by a
                                                              memorandum of advice and an unseen examination.
An LLM (Professional Legal Practice) on your CV signals
to an employer your commitment to a legal career. It is       For further information, please visit:
also an internationally recognised qualification, opening     www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/awardofllm
up opportunities for legal work overseas.
                                                              Flexible learning
What makes BPP’s LLM (Professional                            The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) has been
Legal Practice) unique?                                       designed to be as flexible as possible, so you can
> BPP’s LPC and BPTC are taught at masters level,             complete it at a time and in a place that is most
  which means you can go on to complete the LLM               convenient for you. For example, you may choose to
  (Professional Legal Practice) in as little as four months   do the programme full-time in four months after you
                                                              finish your LPC or BPTC and before you commence
> Flexible timetabling means you can determine a pace         your training contract or pupillage, or you could do it
  of study to suit your needs                                 part-time and spread it over more time – up to five
> Freedom to focus your practice-based projects on            years after you register on the LPC or BPTC.
  areas of law which interest you                             The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) is available in
> The opportunity to study a new specialist area of law       Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London (Holborn
  by taking one of the modules listed on page 35              and Waterloo) and Manchester. If you opt for a
                                                              taught module this will be delivered in London
                                                              (Holborn) in the autumn or spring semester.
Chartered Institute for                                       Fees
Securities & Investment
                                                              For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
BPP Law School has been designated by
the Chartered Institute for Securities &                      Admission requirements
Investment (CISI) as a 'Centre of Excellence' in the field
of investment regulation and compliance. If you choose        The LLM (Professional Legal Practice is available to BPP
the Financial Regulation and Compliance module listed         LPC and BVC/BPTC graduates provided they complete
on page 35 as one of your modules, and then undertake         the programme within a five-year period (from starting
your practice-based project in this area, you will be         the LPC/BPTC to finishing the LLM modules).
eligible for full student CISI membership and will qualify
                                                              How do I book my place?
for the award of the CISI Diploma in Investment
Compliance* in addition to the LLM.                           Your place will be automatically reserved when you
                                                              accept your offer of a place on the LPC or BPTC.
Programme content and assessment                              You will receive further instructions after you begin
The LLM (Professional Legal Practice) consists of either      your LPC or BPTC.
two practice-based projects, or one practice-based            Alumni can book their place online at:
project and one taught 30-credit module from one of           www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
our other LLM programmes (see pages 33-35). The
programme begins with a Preparation and Planning
module which will give you two seminars with a tutor to
discuss ideas for your practice-based project(s). This is
followed by supervised individual research and                *Subject to passing a CISI administrered exam.
MA (Law with Business)




                                                                                                                       MA (Law with Business)
Want to get more involved in business after your LPC? By completing
additional modules at BPP Business School you can convert your LPC
earned with BPP into a full MA (Law with Business).*
Preparing you for practice                                  Flexible learning
The MA (Law with Business) builds upon your                 The MA (Law with Business) has been designed to be
foundation of business knowledge developed on the           as flexible as possible, so you can complete it in a way
LPC. It involves research into a specialised topic, which   that is most convenient for you. For example, you may
means you can choose to conduct your research and           choose to do the programme full-time in as little as
analysis into a business-related area that would be of      10 weeks after you finish your LPC or BPTC, or
most interest to you, and of most benefit to your future    alternatively, you could do it part-time – taking up to
career.                                                     five years after you register on the LPC or BPTC.

An LLM (Law with Business) provides deeper insight          The MA (Law with Business) is available at our state-of-
into the world of business and expands your practical       the-art business school in the City of London.
skills, making you a more attractive prospect to your       Fees
future employers.
                                                            For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
What makes BPP’s MA (Law with                               Admission requirements
Business) unique?
                                                            The MA (Law with Business) is available to BPP LPC
> BPP’s LPC and BPTC are taught at masters level,           and BVC/BPTC graduates provided you complete the
  which means you can go on to complete the MA              programme within five years of registering on the LPC
  (Law with Business)                                       or BVC/BPTC.
> Freedom to focus your consultancy/research
  projects on areas which interest you                      How do I book my place?
> Content relevant to the business world, giving you a      Your place will be automatically reserved when you
  competitive advantage in your legal career                accept your offer of a place on the LPC or BPTC.
                                                            You will receive further instructions after you begin
> Delivered at BPP’s state-of-the-art business school in    your LPC or BPTC.
  the heart of the City
                                                            Alumni can book their place online at:
                                                            www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
Programme content and assessment
If you have studied the LPC at BPP Law School, you will
                                                            *Subject to validation.
already have earned 120 credits towards a masters level
qualification. By completing business-related modules at
BPP Business School worth a further 60 credits, you can
convert your LPC earned with BPP into an MA (Law
with Business).

Modules                        Assessment
• Business Analysis and        A combination of case
  Strategy                     study assessments and
• Business Finance             agreed research projects.
• Consultancy/research
  projects involving your
  own chosen areas of
  business or industry focus
• Organisational Behaviour
• Project Management
Graduate Diploma in Law
(GDL)




                                                                                                                                      Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
The GDL (or CPE) is a conversion programme enabling graduates in
any non-law subject, overseas law graduates, those holding
non-qualifying law degrees and non-graduates with significant
vocational experience to convert to a career in law. After completing
the GDL you can progress to the LPC (for intending solicitors) or the
BPTC (for intending barristers).
As the leading provider of the GDL, at BPP we offer       > the flexibility to balance your studies with work,
the ‘Distinctive GDL’ which comprises special features      family and other commitments, with the option of
in addition to the foundation modules required by           part-time study, distance learning and personalising
solicitors’ and barristers’ governing bodies. Our           your timetable during the core teaching period on
programme is designed to help you make the                  the full-time programme
transition from undergraduate study to the legal
                                                          BPP is the exclusive provider of the GDL for nine
profession and give you a competitive advantage in
                                                          leading firms: Bircham Dyson Bell, Davies Arnold
practice, whether studied full-time, part-time or via
                                                          Cooper, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Freshfields Bruckhaus
distance learning.
                                                          Deringer, Herbert Smith, Hogan Lovells, Norton
What’s more, we provide a free optional professional      Rose, Reed Smith, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher &
skills programme for all GDL students to give you a       Flom, Slaughter and May, Taylor Wessing and Withers.
head start in your legal career. In Leeds and
Manchester we can organise work experience for you
as well.                                                  What makes BPP’s GDL unique?
Preparing you for practice                                > Tutorials available live or online. Online tutorials are
The GDL may be the first experience you have of law,        also recorded allowing you to review them again
so we have designed a programme that offers both a          later
solid academic grounding and preparation for the          > Regular consolidation seminars allowing you to catch
realities of legal practice, including:                     up on areas you missed first time around or revisit
> an induction programme which assumes no prior             subjects where necessary
  knowledge of law                                        > Lectures are available in four formats* – live in the
> training in legal research, analysis, application and     lecture theatre, on DVD (an introductory box set
  communication                                             covering the entire programme is included in the
                                                            fees), and as MP4 and MP3 files. At BPP we use
> developing commercial awareness                           technology to complement rather than replace
> regular individual feedback on written work and           traditional face-to-face teaching – the four lecture
  extensive exam technique practice                         formats give you the freedom to enhance your
                                                            learning and make use of all options, and to study
> extra-curricular online legal writing workshops           when is convenient for you
> strong personal tutor support network
                                                          > The only GDL in the country to feature the
> comprehensive BPP manuals and casebooks, written          following free optional programmes:
  by BPP examiners
                                                             • GDL Extra so you can specialise in areas related
> the opportunity to gain experience and put what              to practice
  you learn on the GDL into practice through BPP’s           • Company Law programme
  award-winning Pro Bono Centre                              • GDL Professional Skills programme

                                                          * Formats available are subject to differ according to mode and location.
Programme content and assessment                                     GDL Professional Skills
The programme begins with an introductory module                     Every GDL student at BPP has the chance to
on the English Legal System followed by the seven                    undertake an optional skills programme, through
foundation modules that are taught using a one-hour                  which they will develop and hone the professional
tutorial and a one-hour lecture per module per week                  skills and attributes necessary to succeed as a legal
on the full-time programme (although Law of the                      professional. The focus on this optional programme is
European Union, as a half module, is taught                          on written and oral communication skills, with
differently).                                                        guidance from practitioners as well as academics on
                                                                     what will be required at the vocational stage of
                                                                     training and ultimately in firms and chambers. The aim
GDL Extra – your chance to specialise                                is to give you an edge over other law graduates and
Every GDL student in the country studies the same                    GDL students in securing that vital training contract or
seven foundation modules, but BPP’s ‘GDL Extra’                      pupillage and on the vocational stage of training itself.
makes optional supplementary subjects available.
We also offer an optional programme in Company                       Work experience
Law.
                                                                     If you are a GDL student at our law schools in Leeds
This means, as a BPP student, you have an immediate                  or Manchester you can take part in our work
advantage – you can demonstrate to any prospective                   experience scheme. This includes a programme of
employer that you already have genuine interest and                  activities, such as a commercial awareness workshop,
expertise in a specialist area of law.                               pro bono work, a one-day or more placement at a law
                                                                     firm and various legal career talks. In today's
                                                                     competitive market this kind of experience looks
                                                                     outstanding on your CV and will help you secure a
                                                                     training contract.



                      Modules                                        Assessment
                      Introductory module
                      • English Legal System                         • 1-hour computer-based test

                      Foundation modules
                      • Constitutional and Administrative Law        • Exam
                      • Contract Law                                 • Exam
                      • Criminal Law                                 • Exam
                      • Law of Equity and Trusts                     • Exam
                      • Land Law                                     • Exam
                      • Law of the European Union                    • Computer-based test and coursework
                      • Law of Torts                                 • Exam
 Full-time (1 year)




                      In addition, you will complete an independent research essay on a topic chosen from a wide range
                      of titles, a case analysis test, a statute analysis test and a further piece of coursework.
                      Optional subjects
                      GDL Professional Skills:                       These subjects are not assessed.
                      • Client Care
                      • Ethics
                      • Oral Communication Skills
                      • Presentational Skills
                      • Written Communication Skills
                      • Work experience in Leeds and Manchester
                      GDL Company Law programme
                      GDL Extra:
                      • Evidence and Forensics
                      • Intellectual Property Law
                      • International Law
                      • Law in the City

For details of the structure of the part-time and distance learning programmes and module descriptions, please
visit: www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/gdl
Flexible learning                                           More time with your tutors
To give the flexibility to balance your studies with        In addition to tutorials and lectures we provide regular
work, family and other commitments, we offer more           catch-up sessions, providing you with the chance to:




                                                                                                                       Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
study options than any other leading provider. Full-        > go over difficult areas
time programmes starting in September or January
take one academic year, part-time programmes                > explore issues in more depth
starting in January take 18 months and those starting in    > gain more practice on exam questions
September take two academic years. BPP’s study              In Leeds and Manchester, we also run a fortnightly
modes include:                                              GDL Surgery. This is your opportunity to meet with
> full time                                                 tutors of every module, on an informal basis to clarify
                                                            any issues that you have with your work.
> distance learning (with unlimited online access and
                                                            You can drop in on your own, in pairs or in small
  optional face-to-face classes)
                                                            groups. You can also listen to other students’ queries
> part-time day                                             and join their discussions.
> part-time evening (one or two evenings per week)
> part-time Saturday                                        Feedback
> part-time distance learning (with unlimited online        Regular feedback throughout the programme is
  access and optional face-to-face classes)                 essential, to enable you to monitor how you are doing
                                                            and to help you identify how to improve before you
If your circumstances change after registration you can     reach your final exams.
switch between modes and on the full-time
programme you can even personalise your timetable           In addition to working closely with you on your set
during the core teaching period following induction,        work, we provide feedback via our practice paper
subject to availability.                                    system. This is your chance to submit extra written
                                                            work throughout the core teaching term to tutors for
Many students value the flexibility this approach offers,   their comments and guidance.
for example:
                                                            To give you a head start, in the first four weeks of the
> attend on two or three days a week*                       GDL you can attend extra-curricular online legal
> do the entire programme online by watching                writing workshops designed to help you tackle the
  lectures at times to suit you and logging into remote     weekly practice papers.
  tutorials at scheduled times*
                                                            What if I’m exempt from part of
> start early, finish early: 8/9am – 1.30pm
                                                            the GDL?
> tutorial crunch: classes scheduled to give you a long
                                                            Our GDL includes a high level of flexibility for those
  weekend every week*
                                                            who are exempt from parts of the programme. Such
                                                            exemptions may be available if, for example, you have
January start                                               a Scottish law degree or have studied a substantial
You also have the option of a January start for the         amount of law at undergraduate level.
GDL. The programme is the same length as the one            Part-exempt students may study the remaining GDL
starting in September for the full-time and                 modules they require on a full-time, part-time or
accelerated to 18 months for the part-time (January         distance learning basis.
2011 – June 2012). The content on both modes is
exactly the same as our programmes starting in
September, but all lectures are online rather than live.
                                                            LLB (GDL Conversion)
                                                            At BPP, you can graduate with an undergraduate
                                                            degree in Law (LLB) after completing your GDL by
The GDL is available in Leeds, London (Holborn              studying for as little as an extra three months. This
and Waterloo) and Manchester.                               looks great on your CV and is internationally
                                                            recognised. Please see page 30 for further details.
We also provide support classes for the distance
learning GDL in Cambridge, Dublin, Liverpool
and Newcastle. You can take advantage of one
seminar per month in Dublin, Liverpool and
Newcastle, and one per fortnight in Cambridge.



*Lectures provided via DVD, and MP4
and MP3 files.
Progressing onto the Legal Practice                         How do I apply?
Course, Bar Professional Training                           Full-time and one year distance learning
Course or one of our LLMs                                   Apply online at: www.lawcabs.ac.uk or contact:
Places on our LPC, BPTC and LLMs are very popular.
                                                            The Central Applications Board
However, students who successfully complete our
                                                            P0 Box 84, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1YX
GDL are guaranteed a place on our LPC and LLMs.
                                                            Tel: + 44 (0)1483 451 080
For prospective barristers, the Bar Standards Board
does not permit such guarantees. However, in the            If you would like to apply for the full-time GDL
majority of cases we can usually offer students who         starting January 2012, please apply directly to us at:
successfully complete our GDL a place on our BPTC.          www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now

                                                            Part-time
Fees
                                                            Apply directly to BPP Law School online at:
For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees               www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now

Admission requirements
                                                              Is law for me?
> Minimum lower second class UK honours degree
                                                              If you are unsure whether a career in law is
  or                                                          for you or if you want to get a ‘head start’
> Overseas graduates from a UK NARIC-listed                   before commencing the GDL, BPP’s popular
  university issued with a Certificate of Academic            week-long Summer School gives you an
  Standing (COAS) from the Bar Standards Board or             insight into the study and practice of law.
  Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)                       Please see page 22 for further information.

  or
> Mature non-degree holders with suitable vocational
  experience

International students whose first language is not
English must demonstrate a sufficient command of
English by holding an IELTS level 6.5 score (or
equivalent).
Places at BPP fill up quickly so you are advised to apply
as early as possible. Priority is given to applicants who
have placed BPP as their first choice.




‘‘I benefited greatly from the structured yet flexible method of teaching at BPP,
especially the availability of learning materials online, which helped consolidate
my understanding of the syllabus and prepare me for the rigours of the GDL
exams."
Nicolas Ghazi
Full-time GDL Manchester, 2009/10
Legal Practice Course (LPC)




                                                                                                                                        Legal Practice Course (LPC)
The LPC is the vocational stage of training for those intending to
practise as a solicitor. At BPP, we view the LPC not only as a
qualification but as a key stage of your career. Studying the LPC
with BPP will enable you to fully develop the important legal,
business and commercial skills required to be an effective trainee.
By choosing BPP you will be in good company as we are an
exclusive LPC provider to many leading law firms.

Preparing you for practice
It is now widely recognised that lawyers must have            BPP is the exclusive LPC provider for many leading law
more than just legal knowledge to be successful.              firms including: Addleshaw Goddard, Bircham Dyson
Many law firms now act as business advisers, so               Bell, Bristows, CMS Cameron McKenna, Davies
trainees need to combine a broad range of                     Arnold Cooper, Dechert, Dewey & LeBoeuf,
commercial and business skills with their legal training      Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hammonds, Herbert
so they can respond to their clients’ needs once they         Smith, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Macfarlanes, Norton
are in practice.                                              Rose, Olswang, Reed Smith, Reynolds Porter
                                                              Chamberlain, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom,
To address this requirement, BPP has designed a
                                                              Simmons & Simmons, SJ Berwin, Slaughter and May,
business-focused LPC in conjunction with leading law
                                                              Taylor Wessing, Travers Smith and Withers, who send
firms and BPP Business School, to train you not only as
                                                              all their trainees to study the LPC at BPP.
a solicitor, but as a business adviser as well.
The programme features:
> black letter law taught by experienced solicitors           What makes BPP’s LPC unique?
  from a variety of practice backgrounds                      > Lectures for all modules available in three formats*
> BPP programme materials created by practitioners,             – live in the lecture theatre, as audio files for
  based on real-life examples using case and                    download onto your MP3 player and as audio-visual
  transaction simulations and simulated client                  MP4 files – giving you the freedom to study when
  portfolios                                                    convenient for you and to access the recordings for
                                                                revision purposes
> the opportunity to work in teams on realistic
  scenarios and transactions to gain greater                  > An optional High Street Extra programme (free to
  understanding of clients, business and finance                those on the LPC) on the areas of law that are key
                                                                to high street or small firms who provide general
> a wide range of electives giving you the opportunity to
                                                                legal services to individuals and local businesses
  specialise in your chosen area of law
> personal tutor support and guidance to increase your        > Business and commercial awareness training to
  confidence and assist you in realising your potential         prepare you for the realities of practice whatever
                                                                the size of the organisation – from small/medium-
> the opportunity to gain legal experience and put              sized firms and not-for-profit organisations through
  what you learn into practice through our award-               to large City firms and in-house company legal
  winning pro bono centre                                       departments
> networking with like-minded students heading for            > Opportunity to graduate with an LPC, which is
  life as trainees in a wide variety of firms
                                                                taught at masters level, and a masters degree
                                                                – LLM (Professional Legal Practice) or MA (Law with
                                                                Business)

                                                            * Formats available are subject to differ according to mode and location.
Programme content and assessment                              All written assessments are unseen, supervised (unless
                                                              stated below) and you can take permitted printed
BPP’s LPC is taught using a high number of small group        materials in to assist you.
sessions, plus lectures and online training.
                                                              Feedback is given throughout the programme to help
If you study the LPC full-time, stages 1 and 2 will be        you achieve success and maximise your potential.
combined and covered in an academic year. If you opt
for the part-time programme, stage 1 will be covered
in the first year and stage 2 can be completed in the
following year or at a time that is convenient for you.


                 Modules                                      Assessment (throughout the programme)

                 Core Practice Areas
                 •• Business Law and Practice                 Written, timed assessments for each Core
                 •• Civil Litigation                          Practice Area.
                 •• Criminal Litigation
                 •• Property Law and Practice
                 Skills
                 • Advocacy                                   • Oral, timed assessment
    Stage 1




                 • Interviewing and Advising                  • Oral, timed assessment
                 • Legal Drafting                             • Written, timed, as part of other assessments
                 • Practical Legal Research                   • Unsupervised, take-home assessment
                 • Writing                                    • Unsupervised, take-home assessment

                 Other Areas
                 • Professional Conduct and Regulation        • Written, timed assessment
                 • Solicitors’ Accounts                       • Written, timed assessment
                 • Taxation                                   • Written, timed, as part of other assessments
                 • Wills and Administration of Estates        • Unsupervised, online assessment


                 Electives† (choose three)
                 • Advanced Commercial Litigation             The electives are assessed with written,
                 • Advanced Commercial Property               timed assessments.
                 • Advanced Criminal Litigation
                 • Corporate Finance
                 • Debt Finance
                 • Employment Law
    Stage 2




                 • Equity Finance
                 • Family Law
                 • Immigration Law
                 • Insurance Law
                 • Intellectual Property and Commercial Law
                 • Media and Entertainment Law
                 • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
                 • Private Acquisitions
                 • Private Client (Wills, Probate and
                   Estate Planning)

†   All electives run subject to availability.
High Street Extra                                             Graduate with an LPC and a
In addition to Stage 2 electives, we offer an optional        masters degree
High Street Extra programme on the areas of law that          At BPP, you can attain an LLM (Professional Legal




                                                                                                                                  Legal Practice Course (LPC)
are key to high street or small firms that provide general    Practice) or an MA (Law with Business) after you
legal services to individuals and local businesses.           complete your LPC, giving you an additional and
The programme is timetabled to fit around your LPC            internationally recognised qualification. Please see pages
and is offered free of charge to LPC students. Topics         36 and 39 for further details.
covered include:
                                                              Fees
> acting for sole practitioners and partnerships
                                                              For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
> Community Legal Service funding
> fast track and small claims in the county court             Admission requirements
> police station representation                               > Qualifying law degree (minimum lower second class
                                                                honours), or
> insolvency
                                                              > qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower second
> personal taxation                                             class honours) and GDL or CPE, or
> residential conveyancing                                    > similar qualification such as ILEX/FILEX
More information and module descriptions can be found         International students whose first language is not English
at: www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/lpc                       must demonstrate a sufficient command of English by
                                                              holding an IELTS level 6.5 score (or equivalent).

Flexible learning                                             Please note that places at BPP fill up quickly so you
                                                              are advised to apply as early as possible. Priority is given
To offer the flexibility to balance your studies with work,   to applicants who have put BPP as their first choice.
family and personal commitments, BPP offers a number
of study options, for example:                                How do I apply?
> one academic year full-time                                 Full-time
  (four days per week between 9am and 6pm,
  morning classes between 9am and 1.15pm,                     Apply online at: www.lawcabs.ac.uk or contact:
  afternoon classes between 1.30pm and 6pm,                   The Central Applications Board
  three days per week between 9am and 6pm,                    P0 Box 84, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1YX
  two days per week between 9am and 6pm)                      Tel: + 44 (0)1483 301 282
> part-time evening (two evenings per week)
                                                              If you would like to apply for the full-time LPC in Leeds,
> part-time weekend (one weekend every                        London (Holborn) or Manchester starting January 2011,
  three weeks)                                                please apply directly to us at:
> part-time day (four hours on one day a week)                www.bpplawschool.com/apply_now
> part-time Saturday (every Saturday)                         Part-time or stand alone modules and electives
The part-time LPC could be as short as 16 months.
You also have the option of a January start in addition to    Apply directly to BPP Law School using our application
September for the full-time LPC in Leeds, London              form online at: www.bpplawschool.com/apply-now
(Holborn) and Manchester. With the January start the          You must be a student or full member of the Solicitors
content and length (nine months) is exactly the same as       Regulation Authority (SRA) in order to commence
the LPC starting in September. This means you could           the LPC or stand alone modules and electives.
complete the programme and begin a training contract
by October of the same year.
                                                              Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
                                                              /Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme
The LPC is available in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds,
Liverpool*, London (Holborn and Waterloo),                    If you are already qualified as a lawyer outside England
Manchester and Newcastle*.                                    and Wales or you are a UK barrister, you may be able
                                                              to qualify to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales
                                                              by doing the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT)
                                                              or Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
                                                              To find out more, see page 118.


                                                                                                       * Subject to validation.
Bar Professional Training




                                                                                                                        Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
Course (BPTC)
The BPTC (formerly Bar Vocational Course or BVC) brings new
demands to the vocational stage of training for intending barristers.
An essential step to being called to the Bar and completing a
pupillage, the BPTC can be studied either full-time, or part-time on
one weekend every month – so you don’t even have to live near the
law school to get all the benefits.

Preparing you for practice
BPP’s BPTC is an intellectually challenging, practically-   What makes BPP’s BPTC unique?
orientated and rigorous programme, providing you            > Tutors who continue to work in practice, and
with the essential skills you need to practise as a           mock and real advocacy and conference
barrister, including:                                         assessments with actors, meaning your training is
> high-quality teaching from experienced practising           professionally up-to-date and you get a realistic
  barristers, many of whom continue to practise at            experience of work as a barrister
  the Bar                                                   > Strong emphasis on advocacy classes which are
> exercises based on the real-life case experiences of        recorded and on which you receive feedback to
  your tutors                                                 improve your performance, helping you to prepare
                                                              for a successful career at the Bar
> high levels of face-to-face tuition in groups as small
  as four students for advocacy and conference skills       > Extensive range of textbooks, online resources and
                                                              practitioner books required for the programme are
> regular practise of skills recorded to enable you to        included in the programme fees, so you can begin to
  review and improve your performance                         reference professional texts and to build your own
> individual oral and written feedback from tutors            practitioner library as soon as you start your training

> annual mooting events judged by practitioners and         > Opportunity to graduate with an BPTC, which is
  members of the judiciary give you the opportunity           taught at masters level, and a masters degree
  to practise your advocacy skills in a competitive           – LLM (Professional Legal Practice) or MA (Law
  environment                                                 with Business)

> Introduction to Pupillage lectures
> court visits and practitioner evenings


‘‘I benefited greatly from the structured yet flexible method of teaching at
BPP, especially the availability of learning materials online, which helped
consolidate my understanding of the syllabus and prepare me for the
rigours of the GDL exams."
Nicolas Ghazi
Full-time GDL Manchester, 2009/10
Programme content and assessment                                    Full-time programmes include classes over
                                                                    four days a week including one day reserved for
The BPTC is taught through a high number of small group             research and preparation. Each module is taught by
sessions, plus practical exercises and lectures. The                small group sessions, practical exercises and lectures.
programme places particular emphasis on developing
advocacy and conference skills needed for practice.                 Part-time weekend programmes comprise a three-day
A wide choice of options is available, giving you the best          induction programme followed by one weekend (Saturday
opportunity to learn about your intended area of                    and Sunday) every month. Each module is taught by small
practice.                                                           group sessions and practical exercises with lectures
                                                                    provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


                       Modules                                     Assessment (actors and real barristers are
                                                                   used in the oral skills assessments)

                       Induction programme
                       • Introduction to Knowledge Subjects        There are no assessments for the induction
                       • Introduction to Skills                    programme.
                       • Legal Research
                       • Professional Ethics
                       • Remedies
                       Compulsory modules
                       • Advocacy                                  • Oral skills assessments: submission made to a judge
                                                                     and witness handling
                       • Civil Litigation, Evidence and Remedies   • Closed-book, three-hour multiple choice and short
                                                                     answer assessment
                       • Conference Skills                         • Oral skills assessment: perform a professional
                                                                     counsel-to-client conference
  Full-time (1 year)




                       • Criminal Litigation, Evidence and         • Closed-book, three-hour multiple choice and short
                         Sentencing                                  answer assessment
                       • Drafting                                  • Invigilated exam
                       • Resolution of disputes out of court       • Written assessment
                       • Opinion Writing                           • Invigilated exam
                       • Professional Ethics                       • Closed-book, two-hour multiple choice and short
                                                                     answer assessment, court visit reports and law in
                                                                     practice experience

                       Options* (choose 2)                         Depending on which options are chosen the
                       • Advanced Criminal Litigation              assessments will test the substantive subject matter
                       • Company Law                               of that option in the context of one or more of the
                       • Employment Law                            compulsory skills, such as written or oral advocacy,
                       • Family Law                                a conference or a piece of drafting, or a written
                       • Intellectual Property Law**               opinion.
                       • International Trade Law**
                       • Judicial Review
                       • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
                       • Property and Chancery Law


For details of the structure of the part-time programme and module descriptions, please visit:
www.bpplawschool.com/programmes/bptc




*All options run subject to availability.
**London only.
Flexible learning                                              How do I apply?
To offer the flexibility to balance your studies with          Applications for both the full-time and part-time BPTC
work, family and personal commitments, BPP offers              must be made via the Bar Standards Board’s central




                                                                                                                         Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
two study modes:                                               online applications system at:
                                                               www.barprofessionaltraining.org.uk
> one academic year full-time
> two academic years part-time (one weekend per                You must be a member of one of the Inns of Court by
  month)                                                       31st May of the year you wish to start the BPTC.

The BPTC is available in Leeds and London
(Holborn).                                                     Bar Transfer Test
                                                               The Bar Transfer Test for solicitors and qualified
Graduate with a BPTC and a                                     lawyers from other jurisdictions who wish to qualify to
masters degree                                                 practise at the Bar of England and Wales. It is the Bar
At BPP, you can attain an LLM (Professional Legal              equivalent of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.
Practice) or an MA (Law with Business) after you               To find out more, please see page 127.
complete your BPTC, giving you an additional and
internationally recognised qualification. Please see pages
36 and 39 for further details.

Fees
For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees

Admission requirements
> Qualifying law degree (minimum lower second class
  honours), or
> qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower second
  class honours) and a GDL or CPE
All students must have a strong command of English to
complete the BPTC. All candidates seeking a place on the
BTPC for whom English is not their first language are
required to verify that they have achieved a minimum
score of 7.5 in each part of the IELTS academic test;
alternatively that they have achieved a minimum score of
28 in each part of the internet based TOEFL test.
Please note that places at BPP fill up quickly so you
are advised to apply as early as possible. Priority is given
to applicants who have placed BPP as their first choice.
Professional Skills Course
(PSC)
For trainee solicitors
The PSC is compulsory for those training to become a       > Family – covers all family issues, including claims
solicitor. If you take it with BPP you are entitled to a     that arise from relationship breakdown, child
free Trainee Solicitor Membership, which gives you up        protection and domestic violence. See page 84.
to 50% discount on BPP's CPD courses.We run the
most flexible PSC programme available, with core           > Intellectual Property – learn to navigate the
subjects in locations around the country. Our elective       complex and constantly changing waters of intangible
range is wider than any other provider, with over            assets and intellectual property. See page 88.
170 elective courses.
                                                           > Leadership & Personal Development –
Full details of BPP's PSC elective courses and locations     a dynamic offering of courses designed to provide
of delivery can be found in the tables on pages 66-113.      you with the skills for personal and professional
Areas of practice covered include:                           success. See page 90.

> Advocacy – taking you from your first steps in the       > Legal Business Management – a range of
  lower courts through to specialist practitioner            courses to help progressive firms stand out and
  advocacy in the higher and appellate courts. See           prepare more fully for the exciting challenges ahead.
  page 66.                                                   See page 98.

> Company Commercial – a comprehensive range               > Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence –
  of public and in-house courses to cover the needs of       from basic RTA and slip-and-trip claims to specialist
  diverse corporate and commercial practices. See            topics such as holiday litigation. See page 102.
  page 68.
                                                           > Private Client – courses ranging widely from
> Criminal – covers all aspects of criminal litigation,      introductory to specialist, covering all key areas of
  evidence and sentencing at every level; from               private client work. See page 106.
  beginner to specialist. See page 72.
                                                           > Property – comprehensive insights into the specific
> Dispute Resolution – a robust selection of                 needs of property practitioners, whether
  litigation and advocacy courses, including Higher          experienced or new to the field. See page 108.
  Rights advocacy and witness skills training.
  See page 76.                                             > Taxation – an exceptional range of courses to keep
                                                             professionals up-to-date with the latest
> Employment & Immigration – keep your finger                developments in taxation practice and legislation.
  on the pulse of the latest issues and developments         See page 112.
  with our highly experienced practitioners.
  See page 80.                                             For more information on PSC, please visit:
                                                           www.bpp.com/psc

                                                            Our PSC programme is delivered by BPP Professional Education on
                                                            behalf of BPP Law School.




PSC Planner
Take the stress out of planning your PSC! With an extensive range of electives available and a ‘fast track’
option on our core courses, we are confident that we can devise a bespoke plan with dates to suit your
commitments and courses that meet your needs.
Please contact our Client Care team on 0845 226 2422 to find out more.
PSC Structure




                                                                                                                     Professional Skills Course (PSC) / PSC Structure
                                               Core Modules

      Client Care                                   Client Business
                                                Financial &Care                                Advocacy
& Professional Standards                            Skills Course
                                              & Professional Standards                    & Communication Skills
                                                   & Examination
          (2 days)                                      (2 days)




                                              Elective Routes



                                 Higher Rights of
     24 Hours                                                        Distance                         Accounts
                                    Audience
    of Electives                                                     Learning                          Module
                                  Qualification


Electives
All trainees are required to undertake 24 hours of electives in addition to the core modules. With more electives
than any other provider, you’re sure to find courses relevant to your practice area.



Higher Rights of Audience Qualification
This consists of an Evidence & Litigation course, an Advocacy course and an online Ethics & Performance Module in
either Civil or Criminal to help you prepare for the Assessment. These courses fulfil your elective requirement.



Distance Learning
Trainees are permitted to undertake 12 hours of elective training by way of distance learning. Please speak to our
Client Care team for further details.



Accounts Module
If you completed your LPC before autumn 1997 then you are required to complete a PSC Accounts module.
This can be done via distance learning. Delegates will need to complete three assignments to be able to pass the
module. The PSC Accounts module will fulfil 12 hours of electives requirement.
From 2011, BPP is introducing a new format for the PSC Core Modules;
the old format will continue to run alongside it. The tables show the
dates and locations for both streams.
Outline of new format
Client Care & Professional Standards (CCPS)                      Financial & Business Skills (FBS)

From 2011, CCPS will be offered as a two-day course              From 2011, FBS will be offered both in the old format
which can be studied at any time in the training contract.       (three days and separate exam) and a new format. The
Completion of the module is attained by undertaking a            new format entails two days of tuition with a structured
one-hour (unassessed) online training module after               revision session on day 3, followed by the examination in
six months of the training contract.                             the afternoon of the third day (three days including
                                                                 exam).
For delegates who have already completed a Day 1
course, a series of Day 2 courses will still feature in
                                                                 Advocacy & Communication Skills
the programme.
                                                                 From 2011, a new online learning tool will be available
                                                                 to supplement the taught programme.

EXISTING PSC Core Modules Programme –
London 2010 course dates
   Advocacy &            Client Care & Professional         Financial &           Financial &           Fast Track
  Communication                  Standards                 Business Skills      Business Skills          Course
     Skills                                                   Course             Examination
 Course of 3 days            Course of 2 days             Course of 3 days         1.5 hours              9 days
Fees    £530 + VAT              £375 + VAT                   £460 + VAT         No additional          £1,130 + VAT
                           1st day      2nd day                                    charge
22 – 24 Sep 10            20-Sep-10      21-Sep-10        27 – 29 Sep 10          30-Sep-10         20 – 30 Sep 10
22 – 24 Sep 10            27-Sep-10      28-Sep-10        29 – 01 Oct 10          04-Oct-10         27 Sep – 07 Oct 10
29 Sep – 01 Oct 10        04-Oct-10      05-Oct-10        06 – 08 Oct 10          11-Oct-10         27 Sep – 07 Oct 10
04 – 06 Oct 10            07-Oct-10      08-Oct-10        11 – 13 Oct 10          14-Oct-10         29 Sep – 11 Oct 10
18 – 20 Oct 10            14-Oct-10      15-Oct-10        11 – 13 Oct 10          21-Oct-10         11 – 21 Oct 10
25 – 27 Oct 10            28-Oct-10      29-Oct-10        20 – 22 Oct 10          01-Nov-10         20 Oct – 01 Nov 10
01 – 03 Nov 10            28-Oct-10      29-Oct-10        25 – 27 Oct 10          04-Nov-10         25 Oct – 04 Nov 10
08 – 10 Nov 10            11-Nov-10      12-Nov-10        15 – 17 Nov 10          18-Nov-10         08 – 18 Nov 10
10 – 12 Nov 10            08-Nov-10      09-Nov-10        15 – 17 Nov 10          18-Nov-10         08 – 18 Nov 10
15 – 17 Nov 10            18-Nov-10      19-Nov-10        10 – 12 Nov 10          22-Nov-10         10 – 22 Nov 10
22 – 24 Nov 10            25-Nov-10      26-Nov-10        17 – 19 Nov 10          29-Nov-10         17 – 29 Nov 10
24 – 26 Nov 10            22-Nov-10      23-Nov-10        29 Nov – 01 Dec10       02-Dec-10         22 Nov – 02 Dec 10
29 Nov – 01 Dec 10        02-Dec-10      03-Dec-10        24 – 26 Nov 10          06-Dec-10         24 Nov – 06 Dec 10
01 – 03 Dec 10            06-Dec-10      07-Dec-10        08 – 10 Dec 10          13-Dec-10         01 – 13 Dec 10


EXISTING PSC Core Modules Programme -
London 2011 course dates
     Advocacy &                Client Care &               Financial &           Financial &            Fast Track
    Communication               Professional              Business Skills      Business Skills           Course
       Skills                    Standards                   Course             Examination
   Course of 3 days          Course of 2 days        Course of 3 days              1.5 hours              9 days
Fees       £530 + VAT           £375 + VAT                 £460 + VAT           No additional          £1,130 + VAT
                                                                                   charge
    19 – 21 Jan 11             24 & 25 Jan 11         26 – 28 Jan 11              31-Jan-11         19 – 31 Jan 11
    02 – 04 Mar 11             07 & 08 Mar 11         09 – 11 Mar 11              14-Mar-11         02 – 14 Mar 11
    04 – 06 May 11             09 & 10 May 11         11 – 13 May 11              16-May-11         04 – 16 May 11
    06 – 08 Jul 11             11 & 12 Jul 11         13 – 15 Jul 11              18-Jul-11         06 – 18 Jul 11
    31 Aug – 02 Sep 11         05 & 06 Sep 11         07 – 09 Sep 11              12-Sep-11         31 Aug – 12 Sep 11
    28 – 30 Sep 11             03 & 04 Oct 11         05 – 07 Oct 11              10-Oct-11         28 Sep – 10 Oct 11
    23 – 25 Nov 11             28 & 29 Nov 11         30 Nov – 02 Dec 11          05-Dec-11         23 Nov – 05 Dec 11
NEW PSC Core Modules Programme –
London 2011 course dates
      Advocacy &                    Client Care &                  Financial & Business Skills              Fast Track
     Communication




                                                                                                                                  Professional Skills Course (PSC) / Core Module Dates
                                Professional Standards              Course (includes exam)                   Course
        Skills
    Course of 3 days                Course of 2 days                   Course of 3 days                      8 days
  Fees       £530 + VAT                £375 + VAT                          £460 + VAT                      £1,130 + VAT

    05 – 07 Jan 11                    10 & 11 Jan 11                   12 – 14 Jan 11                  05 – 14 Jan 11
    17 – 19 Jan 11                    20 & 21 Jan 11                   24 – 26 Jan 11                  17 – 26 Jan 11
    31 Jan – 02 Feb 11                03 & 04 Feb 11                   07 – 09 Feb 11                  31 Jan – 09 Feb 11
    21 – 23 Feb 11                    14 & 15 Feb 11                   16 – 18 Feb 11                  14 – 23 Feb 11
    28 Feb – 2 Mar 11                 03 & 04 Mar 11                   07 – 09 Mar 11                  28 Feb – 09 Mar 11
    07 – 09 Mar 11                    10 & 11 Mar 11                   14 – 16 Mar 11                  07 – 16 Mar 11
    28 – 30 Mar 11                    21 & 22 Mar 11                   23 – 25 Mar 11                  21 – 30 Mar 11
    06 – 08 Apr 11                    11 & 12 Apr 11                   13 – 15 Apr 11                  06 – 15 Apr 11
    11 – 13 Apr 11                    14 & 15 Apr 11                   18 – 20 Apr 11                  11 – 20 Apr 11
    23 – 25 May 11                    16 & 17 May 11                   18 – 20 May 11                  16 – 25 May 11
    25 – 27 May 11                    23 & 24 May 11                   31 May – 02 Jun 11              23 May – 02 Jun 11
    06 – 08 Jun 11                    09 & 10 Jun 11                   13 – 15 Jun 11                  06 –15 Jun 11
    08 – 10 Jun 11                    13 & 14 Jun 11                   15 – 17 Jun 11                  08 – 17 Jun 11
    27 – 29 Jun 11                    23 & 24 Jun 11                   20 – 22 Jun 11                  20 – 29 Jun 11
    18 – 20 Jul 11                    21 & 22 Jul 11                   25 – 27 Jul 11                  18 – 27 Jul 11
    27 – 29 Jul 11                    25 & 26 Jul 11                   01 – 03 Aug 11                  25 Jul – 03 Aug 11
    08 – 10 Aug 11                    01 & 02 Aug 11                   03 – 05 Aug 11                  01 – 10 Aug 11
    15 – 17 Aug 11                    11 & 12 Aug 11                   08 – 10 Aug 11                  08 – 17 Aug 11
    17 – 19 Aug 11                    22 & 23 Aug 11                   24 – 26 Aug 11                  17 – 26 Aug 11
    07 – 09 Sep 11                    15 & 16 Sep 11                   12 – 14 Sep 11                  07 – 16 Sep 11
    26 – 28 Sep 11                    19 & 20 Sep 11                   21 – 23 Sep 11                  19 – 28 Sept 11
    19 – 21 Oct 11                    17 & 18 Oct 11                   24 – 26 Oct 11                  17 –26 Oct 11
    24 – 26 Oct 11                    27 & 28 Oct 11                   31 Oct – 02 Nov 11              24 Oct – 02 Nov 11
    02 – 04 Nov 11                    07 & 08 Nov 11                   09 – 11 Nov 11                  02 – 11 Nov 11
    09 – 11 Nov 11                    14 & 15 Nov 11                   16 – 18 Nov 11                  09 – 18 Nov 11
    14 – 16 Nov 11                    17 & 18 Nov 11                   21 – 23 Nov 11                  14 – 23 Nov 11
    28 –30 Nov 11                     01 & 02 Dec 11                   05 – 07 Dec 11                  28 Nov – 07 Dec 11
    30 Nov – 02 Dec 11                05 & 06 Dec 11                   07 – 09 Dec 11                  30 Nov – 09 Dec 11




BPP FREE Trainee Membership
Register with BPP today and you will automatically receive a FREE
membership worth over £200 per year. This allows you to supplement
your PSC with valuable background knowledge and practical skills.
The Trainee Membership entitles you to up to 50% discount on all our CPD courses* and remains valid until you
qualify. With over 300 CPD courses available, we’re sure to meet your requirements.

For further information, please contact our experienced PSC Team on 0845 226 2422 or visit
www.bpp.com/pd/membership for full terms and conditions.

* Please note the trainee membership is not valid for discount on any of the PSC courses listed in this brochure, Higher
Rights, New York Bar, Management Course Stage 1, Management Course Stage 1 – for in-house Lawyers or Management Course Stage 2.
   EXISTING PSC Core Modules Programme –
   Regional 2010 & 2011 Course Dates

                 Advocacy &        Client Care & Professional     Financial &        Financial &       Fast Track
Locations       Communication                                    Business Skills   Business Skills
                                           Standards                                                    Course
                   Skills                                           Course          Examination
               Course of 3 days        Course of 2 days         Course of 3 days      1.5 hours          9 days
              Fees    £530 + VAT          £375 + VAT              £460 + VAT       No additional       £1,130 + VAT
                                     1st Day      2nd Day                             charge
Manchester       20 – 22 Sep 10    23-Sep-10      24-Sep-10      27 – 29 Sep 10      30-Sep-10       20 – 30 Sep 10
Manchester       13 – 15 Oct 10    18-Oct-10      19-Oct-10      20 – 22 Oct 10      25-Oct-10       13 – 25 Oct 10
Manchester       17 – 19 Nov 10    15-Nov-10      16-Nov-10      22 – 24 Nov 10      25-Nov-10       15 – 25 Nov 10
Manchester       01 – 03 Dec 10    29-Nov-10      30-Nov-10      06 – 08 Dec 10      09-Dec-10       29 Nov – 09 Dec 10
Manchester       26 – 28 Jan 11    31-Jan-11      01-Feb-11      02 – 04 Feb 11      07-Feb-11       26 Jan – 07 Feb 11
Manchester       03 – 05 Aug 11    08-Aug-11      09-Aug-11      10 – 12 Aug 11      15-Aug-11       03 – 15 Aug 11

Birmingham       20 – 22 Sep 10    16-Sep-10      17-Sep-10      13 – 15 Sep 10      23-Sep-10       13 – 23 Sep 10
Birmingham       01 – 03 Jun 11    06-Jun-11      07-Jun-11      08 – 10 Jun 11      13-Jun-11       01 – 13 Jun 11

Bristol          15 – 17 Sep 10    20-Sep-10      21-Sep-10      22 – 24 Sep 10      27-Sep-10       15 – 27 Sep 10

Leeds            22 – 24 Sep 10    20-Sep-10      21-Sep-10      27 – 29 Sep 10      30-Sep-10       20 – 30 Sep 10
Leeds            10 – 12 Nov 10    08-Nov-10      09-Nov-10      15 – 17 Nov 10      18-Nov-10       08 – 18 Nov 10
Leeds            21 – 23 Mar 11    14-Mar-11      15-Mar-11      16 – 18 Mar 11      24-Mar-11       14 – 24 Mar 11
Leeds            14 – 16 Nov 11    07-Nov-11      08-Nov-11      09 – 11 Nov 11      17-Nov-11       07 – 17 Nov 11

Leicester        15 – 17 Nov 10    08-Nov-10      09-Nov-10      10 – 12 Nov 10      18-Nov-10       08 – 18 Nov 10
Leicester        13 – 15 Jul 11    18-Jul-11      19-Jul-11      20 – 22 Jul 11      25-Jul-11       13 – 25 Jul 11

Liverpool        03 – 05 Nov 10    01-Nov-10      02-Nov-10      08 – 10 Nov 10      11-Nov-10       01 – 11 Nov 10

Newcastle        11 – 13 Oct 10    04-Oct-10      05-Oct-10      06 – 08 Oct 10      14-Oct-10       04 – 14 Oct 10
Newcastle        10 – 12 Oct 11    03-Oct-11      04-Oct-11      05 – 07 Oct 11      13-Oct-11       03 – 13 Oct 11

Norwich          18 – 20 Oct 10    21-Oct-10      22-Oct-10      25 – 27 Oct 10      28-Oct-10       18 – 28 Oct 10
Norwich          19 – 21 Oct 11    24-Oct-11      25-Oct-11      26 – 28 Oct 11      31-Oct-11       19 – 31 Oct 11

Nottingham       15 – 17 Nov 10    18-Nov-10      19-Nov-10      22 – 24 Nov 10      25-Nov-10       15 – 25 Nov 10
Nottingham       07 – 09 Dec 11    12-Dec-11      13-Dec-11      14 – 16 Dec 11      19-Dec-11       07 – 19 Dec 11

Sheffield        06 – 08 Sep 10    09-Sep-10      10-Sep-10      13 – 15 Sep 10      16-Sep-10       06 – 16 Sep 10

Southampton      27 – 29 Sep 10    30-Sep-10      01-Oct-10      04 – 06 Oct 10      07-Oct-10       27 Sep – 07 Oct 10
        NEW PSC Core Modules Programme –
        Regional 2011 course dates




                                                                                                                  Professional Skills Course (PSC) / Core Module Dates
                 Advocacy &               Client Care &        Financial & Business Skills      Fast Track
Locations       Communication         Professional Standards    Course (includes exam)           Course
                   Skills
               Course of 3 days         Course of 2 days           3 days incl exam               8 days
              Fees     £530 + VAT           £375 + VAT                £460 + VAT               £1,130 + VAT

Manchester       19 – 21 Jan 11          24 & 25 Jan 11             26 – 28 Jan 11           19 – 28 Jan 11
Manchester       28 Feb – 02 Mar 11      03 & 04 Mar 11             07 – 09 Mar 11           28 Feb – 09 Mar 11
Manchester       11 – 13 Apr 11          04 & 05 Apr 11             06 – 08 Apr 11           04 – 13 Apr 11
Manchester       09 – 11 May 11          12 & 13 May 11             16 – 18 May 11           09 – 18 May 11
Manchester       08 – 10 Jun 11          06 & 07 Jun 11             13 – 15 Jun 11           06 – 15 Jun 11
Manchester       27 – 29 Jun 11          30 Jun & 01 Jul 11         04 – 06 Jul 11           27 Jun – 06 Jul 11
Manchester       19 – 21 Sep 11          22 & 23 Sep 11             26 – 28 Sep 11           19 – 28 Sep 11
Manchester       12 – 14 Oct 11          17 & 18 Oct 11             19 – 21 Oct 11           12 – 21 Oct 11
Manchester       16 – 18 Nov 11          14 & 15 Nov 11             21 – 23 Nov 11           14 – 23 Nov 11
Manchester       30 Nov – 2 Dec 11       28 & 29 Nov 11             05 – 07 Dec 11           28 Nov – 07 Dec 11

Birmingham       12 –14 Oct 11           10 & 11 Oct 11             17 – 19 Oct 11           10 – 19 Oct 11

Bristol          21 – 23 Sept 11         19 & 20 Sep 11             14 – 16 Sep 11           14 – 23 Sep 11

Leeds            05 – 07 Jan 11          10 & 11 Jan 11             12 – 14 Jan 11           05 – 14 Jan 11
Leeds            04 – 06 May 11          29 Apr & 03 May 11         09 – 11 May 11           29 Apr – 11 May 11
Leeds            18 – 20 Jul 11          11 & 12 Jul 11             13 – 15 Jul 11           11 – 20 Jul 11
Leeds            26 – 28 Sep 11          19 & 20 Sep 11             21 – 23 Sep 11           19 – 28 Sep 11

Leicester        16 – 18 Mar 11          14 & 15 Mar 11             21 – 23 Mar 11           14 – 23 Mar 11

Liverpool        02 – 04 Nov 11          31 Oct & 01 Nov 11         07 – 09 Nov 11           31 Oct – 09 Nov 11

Newcastle        14 – 16 Feb 11          17 & 18 Feb 11             21 – 23 Feb 11           14 – 23 Feb 11

Norwich          14 – 16 Mar 11          17 & 18 Mar 11             21 – 23 Mar 11           14 – 23 Mar 11

Nottingham       09 – 11 May 11          12 & 13 May 11             04 – 06 May 11           04 – 13 May 11

Sheffield        05 – 07 Sep 11          08 & 09 Sep 11             12 – 14 Sep 11           05 – 14 Sep 11

Southampton      26 – 28 Sep 11          29 & 30 Sep 11             03 – 05 Oct 11           26 Sep – 05 Oct 11
PSC pricing




                                                                                                                Professional Skills Course (PSC) pricing
Packs                                                   Individual Prices

PSC Core Modules & Electives                            Advocacy & Communications Skills
                          £1,297 + VAT                  (Three days)              £530 + VAT
PSC Core Modules                                        Client Care & Professional Standards
(Eight days plus examination)     £1,130 + VAT          (Two days)                    £375 + VAT
PSC Electives                                           Financial & Business Skills
24hrs Electives                     £597 + VAT          (Three days plus examination)       £460 + VAT
18hrs Electives                     £497 + VAT
                                                        Individual Elective (Six hrs)       £220 + VAT
12hrs Electives                     £357 + VAT
                                                        Individual Elective (Three hrs)£125 + VAT
PSC Core & Higher Rights Courses
                          £1,795 + VAT                  Prices quoted are for 2010/11 – please contact us for
                                                        the most up-to-date fees.
PSC Core & Higher Rights Courses
& Assessments             £2,200 + VAT

Core & Accounts Module
& 12 hrs Electives                £1,440 + VAT
Core & Accounts Module            £1,380 + VAT
Accounts Distance Learning Module
                            £250 + VAT


How to book
Online                                                  Post
Book online by visiting www.bpp.com/psc                 If you need to book by post, you can send a request
                                                        for a booking form to:
Phone
To make your booking over the telephone, simply call    BPP
an experienced member of our Client Care team on        5th Floor
0845 833 7260, or download a booking form at            Boulton House
www.bpp.com/psc                                         Chorlton Street
                                                        Manchester
Email                                                   M1 3HY
Email enquiries@bpp.com for further information
on how to apply or for a booking form.


PLEASE NOTE: for CPD and PSC courses, locations of delivery and contact details for bookings are separate
from other BPP Law School programmes – please ensure you have the right details for your specific area
of interest.

Frequently asked questions
If you have a question or want to know more about our courses – anything from when to expect your results to
dress code – go to our Frequently Asked Questions at www.bpp.com/pscfaqs
Continuous Professional
Development (CPD)
Programmes
Every major area of law covered
Whether you are a solicitor or barrister, or a            team of speakers who are experts in their field, BPP
professional needing to understand more about certain     has been the trusted choice for professionals working
areas of the law, we're sure you'll find a relevant       within industry and practice for over 25 years.
course for your needs in our CPD programme.
                                                          See the tables on the following pages for full details of
BPP is recognised as a leading provider of high quality   courses available, fees and locations.
CPD training for the legal profession. We deliver an
extensive range of introductory, intermediate and         For more information on CPD, please visit:
advanced/specialist courses, (including in-house          www.bpp.com/pd
delivery) at locations nationwide.

Our contemporary courses are regularly reviewed and
revised to ensure that they take account of the very      Our CPD programmes are delivered by BPP Professional Education
latest developments in the law. With an experienced       on behalf of BPP Law School.
Professional Development




                                                                                                                                                  Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes / Professional Development Membership Scheme
Membership Scheme
Professional Development (PD) offers a membership scheme that
provides members with discounts on our published course prices.
You can join individually or through your employer, and once a
member, you are entitled to discounts on all CPD courses† (including
online courses) for a period of up to one year from the date of
attendance on the first course.
Discounts available with the PD Membership Scheme
• A minimum of 20% discount on all face-to-face and online courses
• A guaranteed 50% discount on the first course booked

The following types of membership are currently available. Choose the one that best suits
your needs:
• Twelve-month Organisation (£695 + VAT) *
• Twelve-month Individual (£225 + VAT)
• Sole Practitioners (Free of charge)
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Over 3,500 organisations and individuals benefit from the exceptional savings available with the Professional
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To become a member, or to enquire further, call our membership team today on 0845 226 2422
(local rate) or visit: www.bpp.com/pd/membership


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**All trainees who register with BPP automatically receive free membership, which allows you to supplement your professional qualification
with valuable knowledge and practical skills. This membership remains valid until you qualify.
***Covers all staff in your organisation including branch offices. Please be prepared to provide your registered charity number in order to
prove your charitable status.
****The Prestige Membership is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. The offer is not transferable and is only available to legal
professionals.
*****Typically our full-day courses are six hours and half-day courses are three hours of CPD. Your 15 hours can be made up to suit your
requirements. When booking a Prestige Membership with us, you do not need to have finalised your CPD programme, you can decide on the
courses you wish to attend throughout the CPD year.
†Excluding Management Course Stage 1, Management Course Stage 1 – For In-house Lawyers, Management Course Stage 2, Higher Rights
 and New York Bar.
Advocacy
At BPP, we pride ourselves on our reputation for advocacy training for
both civil and criminal practitioners. Our range of courses can take you
from your first steps in the lower courts through to specialist
practitioner advocacy in the higher and appellate courts – studied
either individually (see the table for prices of individual courses) or as
elective choices within your PSC (denoted by a 3 in the table). We are
even able to offer a bespoke tailoring service to adapt our advocacy
courses to the specific needs of your firm.
All BPP tutors are in practice or have recent, relevant     In addition, we offer various training and assessment
experience of practice – and many have specialist           options for the current Higher Rights of Audience
accreditation in the teaching of advocacy. Using the        regime, and a brand new programme of courses,
most up-to-date and advanced teaching techniques            specifically designed to boost your prospects in the
with the emphasis on 'experiential learning' or 'learning   assessment (see page 117).
through doing', delegates are coached, guided and
encouraged in interactive sessions, using lectures,         To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
discussions, practical exercises and case studies to        our professional development courses, visit
enable them to enjoy and use their new-found skills         www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
and develop their expertise as advocates.                   0845 226 2422.
                                                                                              CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                          Location(s)
                                                                                              Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Civil Advocacy
Civil Advocacy – A Practitioners Guide
Gain a detailed insight into the types of applications and hearings that a                      6                      £210            £420
solicitor, as opposed to counsel, is likely to deal with

Family Advocacy




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Family Advocacy – Drafting & Advocacy in Children Law Cases
Increase your knowledge of preparing documents and become more                                 12        3             £394            £740
confident in drafting an effective advocacy before the courts

Family Advocacy – An Introduction
This interactive course will equip you with the necessary skills and                           6         3             £210            £420
confidence to become an effective family advocate

Family Advocacy –
An Introduction to Public Child Care Proceedings
This introduction/refresher course will provide you with the right skills for
                                                                                               6         3             £197            £420
effective preparation and confidence in carrying out advocacy in this area

Criminal Advocacy
Criminal Advocacy for Beginners – Bail & Mitigation
Improve your plea in mitigation or a bail application at the local
Magistrates’ Court
                                                                                               6         3             £197            £420


Criminal Advocacy for Beginners – Magistrates’ Court Trials
This highly interactive course will include conducting an examination in
chief, cross-examination and re-examination, as well as preparation for the
                                                                                               6         3             £197            £420
trial and closing speech

Criminal Advocacy – The Youth Court
Become familiar with the advocacy issues you will face in the
Youth Court
                                                                                               6         3             £197            £420


Trial Advocacy – Magistrates’ Court Master class
Gauge the quality of your work and receive invaluable feedback at this                          6                      £210            £420
highly interactive workshop

Employment Advocacy

Employment Advocacy – Conducting Tribunals with Confidence
Get to grips with the practice and principles of effective Tribunal advocacy                    6        3             £210            £420
and participate in a mini-hearing



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              Company Commercial
              Our Company Commercial programme comprises a wide and
              comprehensive range of public and in-house courses to cover the
              needs of diverse corporate and commercial practices. These can be
              taken either as elective choices within your PSC (denoted by a 3 in the
              table below) or as a standalone CPD course (see the table for prices of
              individual courses).
              Our highly experienced tutors design, write and deliver                    Topics covered by our commercial law courses include
              practical, relevant courses using interactive case studies                 general commercial and contract law, commercial
              involving drafting and negotiation exercises. This                         contracts and consumer law. The 2011 programme
              provides BPP delegates with up-to-date technical                           also includes advanced master classes focusing on
              knowledge and the means of applying it in practice.                        specific agreements (for example e-commerce and
                                                                                         software agreements).
              Our company law courses cover all aspects of
              corporate transactions relevant to private, public and                     To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
              listed companies, general company law, and specialist                      our professional development courses, visit
              areas relevant on corporate transactions (for example                      www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
              employment and tax aspects). Our practical sessions                        0845 226 2422.
              also keep delegates abreast of recent legal
              developments, as well as business trends in the current
              economic climate.



                                                                                                CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                          Location(s)
                                                                                                Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Corporate – Corporate Transactions

Business Sales Workshop – Practical Issues & Documentation NEW
Take an in-depth look at key drafting issues in business purchase                                  3            3               £220                   £275
agreements, ancillary documents and post transaction formalities
Consideration – Post-Completion Adjustments NEW
Gain a detailed insight into the commercial rationale behind and legal issues                      3            3               £220                   £275
relating to different forms of deferred consideration

Flotations – Introduction
A comprehensive introduction to IPOs                                                               6            3               £397                   £497

Group Reorganisations – An Essential Guide NEW
Understand the different structures and resulting commercial and legal issues                      3            3                £220                  £275

Private Company Acquisitions
Gain a comprehensive understanding of practices and procedures involved                            6            3                £397                  £497
in share and asset acquisitions
Private Equity – A Practical Guide NEW
An overview of private equity transactions (in particular management
buyouts) including their structure, necessary documentation, management
                                                                                                   6            3                £397                  £497

team considerations, finance and exit
Successful Joint Ventures
Examine the legal and practical issues surrounding structuring and                                 6            3               £397                   £497
documenting joint ventures

Takeovers – Introduction
An intensive and practical introduction to principles, procedures and                              6            3               £397                   £497
documentation involved in public company takeovers
Takeovers Regulation – Private Companies
Gain a detailed awareness of the main regulation applicable to acquisitions                                                  In-house only
and takeovers of public and private companies in the UK


Key
  London         Birmingham        Manchester        Leeds     3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                                                    CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                                Location(s)
                                                                                                    Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Corporate – Practical Corporate Essentials




                                                                                                                                                      xxx
Clear Legal Writing
Interactive and stimulating course examining the use of plain English in legal
correspondence and documentation
                                                                                                      6         3            £210            £420


Due Diligence – The Key to Successful Mergers & Acquisitions
Boost your knowledge of the due diligence process with this interactive                               6                      £397            £497
course
Essential Survival Guide for Directors
Gain detailed up-to-date awareness of relevant statutory provisions, case                             3         3            £220            £275
law and practice

Executing Documents – Ensuring Agreements are Enforceable NEW
Gain a thorough overview of the law in relation to due execution of deeds                             3
                                                                                                                3            £220            £275
and contracts drawing on industry best practice

Shareholder Disputes & Litigation
An overview of practical and commercial issues relating to shareholder
minorities including how they can bring an action against the company or its
                                                                                                      3         3            £220            £275
directors under case law or statute

Warranties & Disclosure – Law, Practice & Procedure NEW
An interactive course providing a thorough grounding in this core area of                             3         3            £220            £275
corporate practice

Corporate – Specialist Areas
A Comprehensive Introduction to Competition Law
Gain a thorough grounding and update on EU and UK competition
legislation, the consequences of breaching the legislation and how to spot
                                                                                                      3         3            £220            £275
competition issues
Acquisitions & Disposals – Employment Aspects
Gain a clear understanding of how deal structure affects an employee’s position
at law and what can or can’t be done in relation to transferring employees
                                                                                                      6         3            £210            £420

Acquisitions & Disposals – Pension Aspects NEW
An in-depth look at the key pension issues in relation to the different types of
transaction, highlighting the pitfalls and giving useful guidance on the protection
                                                                                                      6         3            £397            £497

which clients need
An Essential Guide to Pensions
Understand the first principles of pensions and relevant legislation, how
pension schemes work in practice, how to draft a pensions schedule and
                                                                                                      6         3            £397            £497
making pensions pay
Corporation Tax – Introduction
An introduction to the UK Corporate Tax system for lawyers which covers
the key principles of corporation tax including an overview of the basic
                                                                                                      6         3            £397            £497

rules for groups of companies
Employee Share Plans
Provides a thorough insight into the tax and company law aspects of various                           3                      £220            £275
types of employee share plans including HMRC approved plans

Environmental Law – Introduction
A good grounding in the basics of the legal regimes comprised in                                      3         3            £120            £240
environmental law including practical considerations in legal transactions

Service Agreements for Senior Employees & Directors
Comprehensive service agreements for top-level executives are
crucial to protect any business. Increase your knowledge of the
                                                                                                      6         3            £210            £420

legal concepts to draft key provisions effectively
Trademarks & Passing Off – A Comprehensive Introduction
Introduces the requirements and procedure for registering trademarks,                                 6         3            £397            £497
trademark infringement and passing off actions

Transfer of Undertakings
Gain a thorough overview of TUPE and come away with the tools
you need to advise with confidence in this troublesome area of law
                                                                                                      6         3            £210            £420


UK Taxation of Group Reorganisations
Gain an understanding of how UK tax law applies to groups of companies,                              5.5                     £415            £599
including the benefits of group treatment and the pitfalls to be avoided
                                                                                                CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                            Location(s)
                                                                                                Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Corporate – General Corporate Law
Company Law – Revisited
A refresher on key elements of company law                                                        6         3            £397            £497

Corporate Governance
                                                                                                  6                      £397            £497
Gain an overview of corporate governance guidelines and best practice
Shares & Share Capital – A Practical Guide
Practical guidance on this tricky area of company law including drafting                          6                      £397            £497
share rights and new Companies Act 2006 procedures
The Companies Act 2006
Become familiar with the details and wide-ranging impact of this Act
                                                                                                  6         3            £397            £497

Corporate - Borrowing & Insolvency
Corporate Insolvency – Update
Obtain a comprehensive update on this dynamic area of law                                         3                      £230            £299

Loan Agreements – Law & Practice NEW
An essential jargon-busting insight into the practical and legal issues to be
considered when negotiating a loan agreement
                                                                                                  6         3            £397            £497

Personal Insolvency – Update
Update your technical knowledge of formal individual insolvency                                   3                      £230            £299
procedures
Presenting & Defending Bankruptcy Petitions
A practical, commercial and up-to-date perspective on this procedure                              3         3            £220            £275

Presenting & Defending Winding Up Petitions
A detailed insight into the practicalities of serving or receiving a winding up                   3         3            £220            £275
petition
Syndicated Lending – An Overview of the Process for Lawyers
A vital introduction into the rationale behind and the practices and
procedures of the syndicated lending market
                                                                                                  3         3            £220            £275

Taking Security – A Practical Guide NEW
An essential jargon-busting insight into the practical and legal issues to be                     3         3            £220            £275
considered when taking security
Understanding Corporate Insolvency
Gain an understanding of the language of insolvency law and how the main
insolvency procedures work in practice
                                                                                                  6         3            £397            £535

Understanding Personal Insolvency
Get an understanding of the options available to a bankrupt and the pros
and cons of personal insolvency procedures
                                                                                                  6         3            £397            £535

Corporate – Public Company Regulation & Financial Markets
AIM Rules
Understand the regulations governing companies traded on the Alternative                          6                      £475            £590
Investment Market and their advisers
Bonds – Introduction
Find out how bond markets work and get to grips with the key concepts                             3         3            £220            £275

Corporate Finance – Update
An in-depth understanding of the latest regulation governing capital raising,                     6                      £397            £497
takeovers and listings
Derivatives – Introduction
                                                                                                  6                      £475            £590
De-mystify the terminology and see the ‘big picture’ of derivatives
Equity Markets – Introduction
A comprehensive introduction to the workings of the equity markets                                6                      £475            £590

Inside Information – Identification & Management
A range of recent real-life examples illustrating concepts and stimulating                        3                      £270            £340
discussion around this problematic area
Market Abuse & Insider Dealing
A comprehensive understanding of the UK criminal and civil market abuse                           6                      £475            £590
and insider dealing regime
PLUS Rules
Examine the requirements and procedures for companies applying to join                            3                      £270            £340
the PLUS-quoted market
Takeover Regulation – The Blue Book
                                                                                                  6                      £475            £590
Gives a detailed up-to-date awareness of the UK Takeover Code
The Listing Rules
Gain a thorough grounding of the rules affecting public companies when                            6                      £475            £590
they apply for a LSE listing
Understanding the City
A great starting point for those new to the financial services industry
                                                                                                  6         3            £397            £497
                                                                                            CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                        Location(s)
                                                                                            Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Corporate – Financial Courses
Company Accounts – Introduction
An essential jargon-busting insight into what annual reports tell you                        6                       £475            £590
Valuing Shares & Businesses – The Fundamental Principles
Learn the main valuation techniques and how to apply them                                    3                       £220            £275

Commercial – General Contract & Commercial Law
Commercial Law – Update
A comprehensive update on the key issues and developments including                          6                       £397            £497
commercial contracts, consumer issues, commercial agency and data
protection
Commercial Remedies for Breach of Contract & Tort
A practical up-to-date overview of the essential legal and equitable                         6          3            £210            £420
remedies available before English courts
Confidential Information & Trade Secret Law –
A Comprehensive Introduction NEW                                                             3          3            £220            £275
Examines the commercial implications and applications of the equitable
doctrine of duty of confidence
Consumer Law – The Essential Guide
Gain a thorough understanding of key aspects of Consumer Law and learn                       6          3            £210            £420
how to apply it in a commercially sound and compliant way

Contract Law – Introduction & Refresher
Using case studies and discussion groups delegates will learn how to apply                   6          3            £397            £497
key areas of contract law in practice

Data Protection – The Bare Essentials
A crash course on the Data Protection Act 1998                                               3          3            £220            £275

Insurance Law – Introduction
A vital introduction to the general principles of insurance law                              6          3            £397            £497

Insurance Law – Recent Developments
A vital update on the impact of latest cases in the field of Insurance Law,                  3                       £220            £275
and current problems with regard to insurance terms

Sale & Supply of Goods & Services
A practical examination of legislation regulating standard terms and                         6                       £210            £420
conditions used by business to trade with other businesses and consumers
Understanding Contracts – An Overview for Non-Lawyers
A jargon-free overview of commercial and legal considerations when                           6          3            £210            £420
drafting or reviewing contracts

Websites & The Law – All You Need To Know
A series of practical exercises will address the key areas of consumer
protection, IP, data protection and web hosting
                                                                                             6
                                                                                                        3            £397            £497


Commercial - Commercial Contracts
Agency & Distribution Agreements Masterclass
An in-depth, practical exploration of the latest updates and cases, using                     6                      £397            £497
group case-studies and discussion

Commercial Contracts – An Introduction
Examines the pitfalls and issues surrounding commercial contracts and                         3         3            £220            £275
recommends best practice for drafting clear contracts
Commercial Contracts – The Next Step
Take an in-depth look at commercial and legal considerations affecting                        6         3            £397            £497
specific types of commercial contracts
Competition Law & Intellectual Property
Examine the application of UK and EU competition laws to the IP field,                        3                      £220            £275
covering drafting issues, settlement agreements and Technology Transfer
Guidelines
E-commerce & Software Agreements Master class
A comprehensive and practical analysis of internet/e-commerce and                             6                      £397            £497
computer software agreements covering best practice, recent legislation
and relevant commercial issues


Effective Boilerplate Clauses
A review of the main types of boilerplate clauses looking at when and                         3         3            £220            £275
why they are needed and best practice for drafting them

Software Agreements – The Bare Essentials
Understand the key legal and commercial aspects of software
agreements from the perspective of both software supplier and
                                                                                              3         3            £220            £275

purchaser of the services
Criminal
Our criminal programme covers all aspects of criminal litigation,
evidence and sentencing at every level; from beginner to specialist,
from those starting out in police stations and the Magistrates’
Courts to those exercising rights of audience in the higher and
appellate courts.
Taken as elective choices within a PSC (as denoted by      originating from the implementation of the Criminal
a 3 in the table) or as a standalone CPD course (see       Justice Act 2003, including the Corporate
the table for prices of individual courses) our high-      Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the
quality courses deliver practical, interactive and         Policing and Crime Act 2009, The Coroners and
superior value training to meet all the PSC and CPD        Justice Act 2009 and the Criminal Justice and
needs for you or the criminal practitioners in your        Immigration Act 2008.
firm.
Criminal courses at BPP are written by practitioners       To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
for practitioners. In every course, careful attention is   our professional development courses, visit
given to the legal, statutory and case law underpinning    www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
the relevant aspects of a criminal case. Current           0845 226 2422.
programmes incorporate all recent developments




                                                                  “
                                                                  Excellent knowledge of criminal law and
                                                                  practical advice”
                                                                   Criminal Law – 2010 Update
                                                                   Lisa Kurowski, Rahman Ravelli Solicitors
                                                                                                 CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                           Location(s)     Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Forensics
Digital Evidence Made Easy
Unveil the mystery surrounding the increasingly critical area of Digital                            3                     £225            £275
Forensics, exploring the issues through a fictitious civil litigation case

Forensic Awareness – A Complete Overview
Discover aspects of scene work, step under the tape into the world of                               18       3            £591           £1,250
forensics from Fingerprints to Digital Crime, Firearms to Archaeology

Forensic Awareness – Contact Trace
This course will widen your spectrum of understanding into the type of                              6        3            £197            £420
evidence that is found at a scene and its evidential value
Forensic Awareness – Fingerprints
Learn the detail within a fingermark and how the characteristic’s and                               6        3            £197            £420
patterns combine to make a unique fingerprint

Forensic Awareness – Module 1: Firearms, GSR & Explosives
With gun crime on the rise, this course will give you an introduction into
firearms and Gun Shot Residue, and the evidence that can be obtained                                3        3            £105            £240
from both

Forensic Awareness – Module 2:
Digital Crime & Questioned Documents
                                                                                                    3                     £105            £240
With recent advances in technology stay up-to-date in digital crime, and
discover various forms of interrogation of questioned documents and how                                      3
they can assist an investigation
Forensic Awareness – Module 3: What’s in a Scene?
Discover the types of scenes and exhibits that can be identified during an
investigation, and how they are preserved and processed to build a
                                                                                                    3        3            £105            £240
stronger case
Forensic Awareness – Two-Day Civil Course
Designed for Civil Law, get to grips with Fire Investigation, Scene                                12        3            £394            £840
Preservation, Toxicology, Paternal Testing and more. Be a step ahead

Forensic Awareness – Two-Day Criminal Course
Enter the Forensic arena, do you know enough? From DNA to Light
Sourcing, Archaeology to Odontology, enhance your court presentation
                                                                                                   12        3            £394            £840

skills with new knowledge

Police Station
Advising at the Police Station – The Complete Novice
Whether you are seeking to write a successful portfolio, pass the Critical
Incidents Test or you are still a little unsure and therefore lacking in
                                                                                                   6         3            £197            £420
confidence, then this course is a must
Advising at the Police Station – The Experienced Practitioner
Increase your knowledge on more demanding areas, such as the recent                                6                      £197            £420
amendments to PACE, the Codes of Practice and Case Law
Evidence & Procedure
Abuse of Process
The course aims to help you identify abuse or potential cases of abuse and
to understand the implications for the investigation and trial of defendants
                                                                                                    3        3            £105            £240
where an abuse of process is alleged
Criminal Confiscation & Forfeiture/POCA
A court may deprive an offender of goods or assets on conviction. This
course looks at how those powers can be exercised and at the statutes                              4                      £130            £265
involved in confiscation and forfeiture, the procedures and all of the
relevant case law
Criminal Law – Update
Stay up-to-date on current legislation, case law and procedural and                                6         3            £197            £420
sentencing amendments

Criminal Law & Costs Conference
Bring yourself up-to-date with both aspects of criminal law and the billing
of costs for criminal practitioners
                                                                                                    6        3             £99            £150




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     London         Birmingham         Manchester        Leeds        Bristol   3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                                               CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                          Location(s)
                                                                                               Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Evidence & Procedure (cont)
Health & Safety Crime
Expand your knowledge of health and safety crime with this interactive                            6        3            £210            £420
course

Internet & Computer-Related Crime
Explore the practical problems associated with detecting, prosecuting and                         6                     £197            £420
defending those alleged to be involved in internet and computer-related
crime

Practice & Procedure In The Magistrates’ Court
Practice and procedure in court changes all the time, learn how to
overcome some of the more difficult points you will have to face when                             6        3            £197            £420
appearing in court

Practice & Procedure In The Youth Court
Life can be very different in the Youth Court, this course will teach you the                     6        3            £197            £420
practice and procedures

Road Traffic Law – A Practical Guide
By the end of this course you will know at least 100 accurate things about                        6        3            £197            £420
road traffic advice that you may not have known at the start
Understanding Evidence – Bad Character & Similar Fact
Gain a practical approach to dealing with character evidence under the                            3        3            £105            £240
Criminal Justice Act 2003
Understanding Evidence – Disclosure & PII
Demystify the confusion of the serving of evidence and disclosure of                              3        3            £105            £240
unused material

Understanding Evidence – Experts & Vulnerable Witnesses
Make the transition from the Magistrates’ Court to the Crown Court with                           3        3            £105            £240
confidence

Understanding Evidence – Hearsay
Gain a practical approach to dealing with hearsay evidence under the                              3        3            £105            £240
Criminal Justice Act 2003
Understanding Evidence – The Rules of Exclusion
Gain a thorough understanding of the general rules of exclusion and                               3        3            £105            £240
sections 76 and 78, co-defendants evidence, bad character and hearsay

Skills & General Practice
Billing for Criminal Practitioners
Use this opportunity to bring yourself fully up-to-date in this ever-changing                     6        3            £197            £420
area of knowledge for criminal practitioners
Criminal Advocacy – The Youth Court
This is a great introduction to make you familiar with the advocacy issues                        6        3            £197            £420
you will face in the Youth Court

Criminal Advocacy for Beginners – Bail & Mitigation
Build your confidence in bail applications and mitigation pleas through                           6        3            £197            £420
practical exercises and case scenarios

Criminal Advocacy for Beginners – Magistrates’ Court Trials
Grasp the practical and procedural aspects of a trial, and increase your                          6        3            £197            £420
confidence in this area

Prison Law – A Practical Guide
Gain a thorough understanding of the requirements for criminal clients after                      6        3            £197            £420
they are sentenced


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  London         Birmingham        Manchester       Leeds        Newcastle      3 Denotes PSC electives
    Dispute Resolution
    At BPP, we offer a robust selection of litigation and advocacy courses –
    and can boast a first-class reputation for Higher Rights advocacy and
    witness skills training. Taken either as elective choices within your PSC (as
    denoted by a 3 in the table) or as standalone CPD courses (see the table
    for prices of individual courses) these are presented by tutors who all
    bring first-hand experience from practice to the interactive sessions.
    The course programme also provides a thorough             In addition, BPP have developed bespoke in-house
    insight into the Civil Procedural Rules, with the         programmes in litigation skills, taking delegates through
    emphasis on settlement tactics, costs efficiency and      case studies covering the litigation process from
    ADR, and tackles current hot topics such as mediation     beginning to end – case analysis through to trial – with
    and alternative, no-trial routes to judgement. We run a   reference to practical exercises and role play.
    number of specialist litigation courses, too, including
    insolvency, defamation, construction and                  To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
    environmental law.                                        our professional development courses, visit
                                                              www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
                                                              0845 226 2422.




“The best presenter I have ever met on one of
these courses, great command of subject and
clearly very passionate about the subject. Great
tone and quality of vocals”
ADR – Introduction
Lisa Floris, Ogier




“Excellent tutor and outstanding
delivery of course”
How to Run a Successful County Court Action
Ramrattan S Bhambra, Winston Solicitors LLP
                                                                                               CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                           Location(s)   Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Civil Litigation
Alternative Routes to Judgement – No Trial
Trial is not the inevitable conclusion for all cases, become familiar with                       6                      £210            £420
applications that can be considered for early determination of cases                                        3
and mechanisms used to bring actions to an end
Civil Litigation – Update
Get up-to-date on important changes to Civil Litigation over the last                            6                      £240            £420
year, including recent and imminent rule changes
Civil Procedure Rules – An Introductory Guide
Gain a thorough understanding of the rules and procedures required                               6          3           £210            £420
to run cases effectively and profitably
Civil Procedure Rules – Overview & Introduction
Understand various steps taken in civil litigation cases from                                    3          3           £120            £240
pre-action issues through to court proceedings

Disclosure in Civil Proceedings – An Overview & Update
Are you fully aware of the rights and duties regarding disclosure?                               3                      £120            £240
This course will reassure and reinforce your knowledge of this subject

Drafting Statements of Case
Gain comprehensive training and boost your knowledge in drafting                                 6          3           £210            £420
statements of case under the Civil Procedure Rules
How to Run a Successful County Court Action
                                                                                                 6                      £210            £420
Get the basic information and avoid the pitfalls in running a successful
County Court action
                                                                                                            3
Litigation Costs – Overview & Update
Grasp the key aspects of legal costs to maximise profit for your firm                            6          3           £210            £420
following the impact of the Civil Procedure Rules
Pro-Active Debt Recovery
Examine the best corporate practices in relation to credit control,                              6                      £210            £420
debt recovery and practical issues involved in obtaining and enforcing
money judgments

Running a Small Claims Track Case
Develop your understanding of the importance of the proportionate
use of time and resources in Small Claims Track cases
                                                                                                 3          3           £120            £240


Service – The Rules & Beyond
Gain an overview of the main changes under the new rules and Practice                            3          3           £120            £240
Direction governing service that came into effect in 2008



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                                                                                                     “Very informative, I felt I learned a lot”
                                                                                                                              ADR – Introduction
                                                                                                                    Jennifer Affie, Lovegroves LLP
                                                                                         CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                     Location(s)
                                                                                         Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Specialist Litigation
Construction Law – Basic Principles
Boost your understanding of the principal legal issues, in both contract                   6                      £210            £420
and tort, for the construction industry

Defamation – Law, Procedure & Practice
Provides a thorough grounding in the law of libel (both common law                         3                      £120            £240
and statute), for those with no prior knowledge of defamation
Holiday Litigation – A Practical Guide
Get an essential overview of The Package Travel Regulations and                            3         3            £120            £240
handling claims from a claimant and defendant perspective

Judicial Review for Litigators – Introduction
Become more familiar with Judicial review and increase your                                6
                                                                                                     3            £210            £420
confidence to offer effective, accurate advice

Judicial Review for Litigators – Practice & Procedure
Stay up-to-date on the procedure established by CPR Part 54 and
practice statements from the Administrative Court
                                                                                           3
                                                                                                     3            £120            £420


Professional Negligence – Law & Practice
Grasp a thorough understanding of the elements of law and procedure                        6                      £210            £420
that form the foundation to a professional negligence claim

Shareholder Disputes & Litigation
                                                                                                                  £220            £275
Gain an in-depth understanding about the options available to
shareholders when they are unhappy with the way a company is being run
                                                                                           3
                                                                                                     3

Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Gain a comprehensive grounding in the practice of commercial litigation
                                                                                           6         3            £210            £420

Commercial Remedies for Breach of Contract & Tort
A practical overview of the essential legal and equitable remedies                         6         3            £210            £420
available before the English and Welsh courts

Contract Law – Introduction & Refresher
Introduces a basic overview of the law, so you can identify immediately                    6         3            £397            £497
problematic areas of contract law and where to commence research
Consumer Law – The Essential Guide
Gain a comprehensive introduction to various aspects of consumer
law, including Doorstep Selling Regulations and the new Consumer
                                                                                           6         3            £210            £420
Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

Interim Remedies in Commercial Litigation
– Practice & Procedure                                                                     6                      £210            £420
Gain a thorough understanding of the network of interim remedies
available in the courts of England and Wales
Sale & Supply of Goods & Services
Get an in-depth understanding of standard terms and conditions used                        6                      £210            £420
by business to trade with other businesses and consumers
Security for Costs – A Defendant's Shield
                                                                                           3                      £120            £420
Learn about the rules relating to security for costs applications in CPR                             3
25 and judicial decisions on applications made for security for costs

Third party Funding – Overview & Developments
                                                                                           3                      £120            £240
Provides an overview of the mechanics of Third Party Funding and its                                 3
implications, including benefits to litigants and future developments.
                                                                                            CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                        Location(s)
                                                                                            Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Property Litigation
Environmental Law in Property Transactions
A vital introduction to contamination and the steps to take in any
property matter to identify, minimise or eradicate the environmental
                                                                                             3          3            £120            £240
risks associated with it

Environmental Law – Introduction
Gain a good grounding in the basics of the legal regimes comprised in
environmental law that affects property, commercial or litigation matters
                                                                                             3          3            £120            £240


Planning Pitfalls for Property Professionals
Gain a clear understanding of facilitating property transactions and                         5                       £195            £390
development work, and the current pitfalls and opportunities in
planning law

Insolvency Litigation

Insolvency Litigation – Advanced
If you have experience of insolvency litigation, this course will enhance                     6                      £397            £535
your knowledge with a detailed consideration of certain specific topics

Insolvency Litigation – Introduction
Gain a comprehensive overview of the basic principles involved with                           6         3            £397            £535
insolvency litigation
Presenting & Defending Bankruptcy Petitions
An essential understanding from the practical and commercial
perspective to relevant statutory provisions and up-to-date case law
                                                                                              3
                                                                                                        3            £220            £275


Presenting & Defending Winding Up Petitions
An essential understanding from the practical and commercial
perspective to relevant statutory provisions and up-to-date case law
                                                                                              3         3            £220            £275


Alternative Dispute Resoluion

ADR – Introduction
Grasp a clear understanding of ADR, its role in Civil Litigation, and                        6          3            £210            £420
in particular skills and techniques used in negotiation and mediation
Arbitration – Law & Procedure
Explores the role of the tribunal and court in arbitral proceedings, and
                                                                                             6                       £210            £420
guidance on how arbitration is used to achieve cost effective resolution
of disputes
Payment & Adjudication Under the Construction Act
Understand payment and dispute resolution for Part II of the Housing                         6                       £210            £420
Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the scheme for
Construction Contracts Regulations 1998

Effective Negotiating Skills for Litigators
Become a master of negotitation, by developing the skills and strategies                     6          3            £210            £420
in the context of litigation

Mediation – The Way Forward!
Mediation is one of the most popularly used forms of ADR in the UK.
Learn about best practice with the opportunity to participate in
                                                                                             6          3            £210            £420
practical initiatives leading up to the mediation



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Employment & Immigration
As with our other programmes, BPP’s Employment and Immigration
offerings can be taken either as elective choices within your PSC (as
denoted by a 3 in the table) or as a standalone CPD course (see the
table for prices of individual courses) – all with their finger on the pulse
of the latest developments and presented by our own highly
experienced practitioners.

Employment                                               applications submitted for consideration either in the
                                                         UK or to British diplomatic posts overseas. This means
BPP’s cutting-edge employment programme is aimed at      UK Border Agency (UKBA) officials are no longer able
all employment lawyers and those who advise on           to exercise discretion in deciding applications made
employment matters. Our courses are designed to          under the PBS. In this environment, it is crucial that
cover not only the latest legal developments, but also   applications meet all necessary requirements and are
how to deliver practical advice to clients. They range   supported by the UKBA specified documentation.
from drafting employment contracts and advising on       For those involved in preparing UK immigration
the employment relationship to managing dismissals.      applications we recommend that you attend:
We also provide courses designed to introduce            Immigration Practices & Procedures –
practitioners to dealing with Employment Tribunal        A Comprehensive Guide to Tier 1 (General & Post
claims, as well as specialist courses on Transfer of     Study Work) Application and Immigration Practices &
Undertakings Regulations and Discrimination Law.         Procedures – Getting the Best Results from the
                                                         Immigration Authorities.
Immigration
The introduction of the Points Based System (PBS)        To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
brought with it a 'zero tolerance' approach by the UK    our professional development courses, visit
immigration authorities towards non-compliant            www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
                                                         0845 226 2422.




      “Very good course”
      Unfair Dismissal
      Caroline Wilson, Sheffield Law Centre


      “Laurie was an excellent tutor, engaging and
      knowledgeable”
      Employment Law – An Introduction
      Gillian Kelly, MSB Solicitors LLP
                                                                                  Location(s)   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                                Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Employment Law Essentials

Employment Tribunal Claims – A Practical Guide
Learn how to run employment tribunal cases and follow a case study from
commencement to conclusion with this step-by-step practical guide to                              6         3            £210            £420
employment tribunal procedure
Employment Law – An Introduction
Get to grips with the fundamentals of employment law including                                    6         3            £210            £420
employment contracts, discrimination, discipline and dismissal
Employment Law – An Introduction: Discrimination Law & Practice
– NEW IN 2011
Get to grips with the fundamentals of discrimination law in this
comprehensive course which covers who is protected from discrimination,
                                                                                                  6         3            £210            £420

how discrimination occurs and how to protect a business from liability for
discrimination and harassment in the workplace
Employment Law – An Introduction: Rights & Obligations
– NEW in 2011
Get to grips with the fundamentals of employment law in this intensive
                                                                                                  6         3            £210            £420

course which includes the formation of employment contracts, employee
rights, discipline and dismissal
Employment Law – The Next Step
Build on a basic grounding in employment law with this focused course                             6         3            £210            £420
which includes immigration considerations, equal pay, ‘whistleblowing’ and
collective rights

Update Courses
Employment Law – Update                                                                           6                      £210            £420
Essential for employment law practitioners and busy HR professionals, this
is a comprehensive guide to developments over the last 12 months
The Equality Act 2010
Hit the ground running with this essential guide to the Equality Act                              3                      £120            £240

Specialist Employment Law
Acquisitions and Disposals – Employment Aspects
TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question. Examine the different employment                          6         3            £210            £420
considerations of acquisitions and disposals by shares or by assets
Compromise Agreement Master class NEW
A comprehensive guide to the effective drafting and negotiation of
compromise agreements including what can and cannot be compromised, the                           6                      £210            £420
use of ‘gagging’ clauses and clawback provisions, taxation of payments and
enforcement issues
Employment Advocacy – Conducting Tribunals with
Confidence NEW
Learn the principles and get to grips with the practice of effective Tribunal
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                            3            £210            £420
advocacy. Learning is consolidated by participating in a mini-hearing at the
conclusion of the course
Employment Law – Advanced
Take employment law knowledge to the next level with this in-depth                                6                      £210            £420
consideration of hot topics including employment status, bullying and
harassment, restrictive covenants and references
Employment Status & Consultancy Agreements –
Drafting Workshop NEW
Identify the circumstances in which a consultancy agreement is the                                3          3           £120            £240
appropriate option and draft accordingly to distinguish the relationship
from that of employment
Fair’s Fair – The Definitive Guide to Unfair Dismissal
Build on your basic understanding of this area of law with this practical guide                   6         3            £210            £420
to avoiding the potential pitfalls in a dismissal situation
Restrictive Covenants – Maximising their Potential NEW
Understand the key points that can make or break a restriction and draft for                      6                      £210            £420
the best possible chance of enforcement with this comprehensive course
Service Agreements for Senior Employees & Directors
Comprehensive service agreements for top-level executives are crucial to
protect any business. This course will increase knowledge of the legal                            6         3            £210            £420
concepts and enable delegates to draft key provisions effectively
Service Agreements for Senior Employees & Directors –
Drafting Workshop NEW                                                                             3
Focus on key clauses commonly found in service agreements with this                                         3            £120            £240
intensive drafting masterclass
Transfer of Undertakings
Gain a thorough overview of TUPE and come away with the tools you need
to advise with confidence in this troublesome area of law
                                                                                                  6         3            £210            £420



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                                                                                                CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                            Location(s)
                                                                                                Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Workplace Fundamentals
Employment Contracts – Making Them Work For You NEW
Get the maximum out of the most important document in the employment
relationship with this practical guide including tips on drafting, forming and
                                                                                                 3         3             £120            £240

changing the employment contract
Hard Times – Managing Collective Redundancies NEW
Take redundancy knowledge to the next level with this guide to running                           3                       £120            £240
redundancy programmes involving more than 20 employees                                                     3
Hard Times – Redundancy Fundamentals
This compact no-nonsense guide to redundancy is essential for anyone                             3         3             £120            £240
directly involved in or advising on redundancy process and procedure
Health & Safety Crime
Combining both detailed and practical assistance, this course covers every                       6
area of the law relating to health and safety
                                                                                                            3            £210            £420

Managing Absence – Dealing with Serial Absentees
Use policy and procedure to best effect in dealing with intermittent short                       3                                       £240
term absence in all cases, whether absence is genuine or in cases where
                                                                                                            3            £120

‘duvet days’ are suspected
Managing Absence – Disability Dismissals
Learn how to strike the difficult balance between keeping a business
running effectively without falling foul of discrimination law or causing
                                                                                                 3          3            £120            £240

undue distress to the affected individual
Maternity & ‘Family Friendly’ Rights
                                                                                                                         £120            £240
Pick your way through the maze of entitlements available to employees and                        3
                                                                                                            3
understand the circumstances in which employers can decline or limit
certain rights
Practical Aspects of Expatriate Tax
Examine the complex issues relating to internationally mobile employees,                         6                       £415            £599
including practical mistakes to be avoided, the underlying principles, the risk
areas and planning opportunities
Understanding Residence, Domicile & The Remittance Basis
                                                                                                 6                       £415            £599
Gain a detailed understanding of residence, ordinary residence and domicile
and how they impact on tax and other liabilities
Staff Handbooks – Making Them Work For You NEW
This course is for any manager or adviser who despairs of an unwieldy and                        3                       £120            £240
impractical handbook. Handy hints to reduce paper and increase the                                          3
effectiveness of the employment policy manual
The Manager’s Guide to Employment Law
Basic knowledge and practical guidance on working pro-actively                                   6                       £210            £420
with employment law to effectively support employee management

The Manager’s Guide to Employment Law – Employment
Relationships & Employee Rights – NEW in 2011                                                    6                       £210            £420
Designed specifically for delegates with direct responsibility for people
management, this course demystifies the impact of employment law on
workplace relationships
The Manager’s Guide to Employment Law –
Workplace Equality & Diversity – NEW in 2011
Designed specifically for delegates with direct responsibility for people                        6                       £210            £420
management, this course introduces key discrimination concepts and gives
guidance on their practical application in the workplace
Workplace Equality – Law & Practice
A practical guide to the often complex provisions of discrimination law,
                                                                                                                         £210            £420
enabling you to prepare and implement policies to protect the business and                       6
                                                                                                            3
individuals who work within it
Immigration
Business Immigration                                                                             3                       £120            £240
Gain an up-to-the-minute insight into UK immigration law and practice
Prevention of Illegal Working
Get a complete round-up of the legislative framework surrounding
immigration
                                                                                                 3          3            £120            £240

Immigration Practices & Procedures – A Comprehensive Guide
to Tier 1 (General & Post Study Work) Applications                                               3          3            £120            £240
Understand the criteria and process for preparing Tier 1 applications
Immigration Practices & Procedures –
                                                                                                 3                                       £240
Getting the Best Results from the Immigration Authorities                                                   3            £120
Learn every step of the immigration preparation and submission process

Sponsorship & Prevention of Illegal Working
A must for those involved in the recruitment of migrant workers                                  3          3            £120            £240




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       Family
       Being a family lawyer demands not only expertise, but special
       sensitivity to the clients’ needs. Family lawyers are called upon to help
       and support the client during their most traumatic personal crises –
       advising on the multitude of claims that arise from relationship
       breakdown, for example, whether divorce, cohabitation or civil
       partnership. They may also be required to take emergency action on
       child protection, domestic violence or financial support amongst
       other claims.
       Studied either individually (see the table below for       We provide training from introductory to specialist
       prices of individual courses) or as elective choices       level, often through workshops where delegates take
       within your PSC (as denoted by a 3 in the table).          the role of advisor to opposing parties in simulations
       BPP’s family courses prepare you for practice by           based upon actual cases.
       developing both sound practical knowledge of the law
       and procedure and the special skills required to manage    To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
       the case and the client – all presented by experienced     our professional development courses, visit
       practitioners.                                             www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
                                                                  0845 226 2422.




“Extremely useful course and
lovely venue”
Financial Orders on Divorce –
Drafting Consent Orders
Magdalena Duke, Davenport Lyons


 Key
   London     Birmingham    Manchester   Leeds   3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                                              CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                          Location(s)
                                                                                              Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Matrimonial/Family Finance
Cohabitation Law & Practice
Learn how to tackle problems such as issues of property ownership and
rights over children, with opportunities to test your knowledge through                         6                      £210            £420
group case studies
Divorce, Nullity & Separation
Equip yourself with the specialist skills required to advise on marriage
breakdown, from tracing missing respondents to religious and transgender
                                                                                                6         3            £210            £420
issues
Financial Orders on Divorce – Drafting Consent Orders
This practical course involves case studies and original drafting of final
consent orders covering issues arising from a compromise on a financial
                                                                                                6         3            £210            £420
relief claim
Financial Orders on Divorce – Advanced
Designed for experienced matrimonial practitioners, this course deals with                      6                      £210            £420
some of the more complex issues that can arise as a result of a financial
relief claim
Financial Orders on Divorce – Introduction
The course gives a full overview of the law and procedure relating to claims
for financial relief on and after divorce. Delegates will gain increased
                                                                                                6         3            £210            £420
confidence about the applications and hearings from pre-issue to final order
Financial Orders on Divorce – The Practice
Ideal for family practitioners who wish to put their theoretical knowledge
into practice, this takes delegates through the process of commencing and
                                                                                                6         3            £210            £420
running a financial relief case
Financial Orders on Divorce – The Workshop
Based around a real case, this course aims to help delegates build on their
knowledge and gain confidence in applying the principles of the MCA 1973                        6         3            £210            £420
and beyond
Matrimonial Conveyancing for Family Lawyers
A course designed to take the family or property practitioner through all the
necessary stages to advise, draft and then complete the property transactions                   6                      £210            £420
arising from the final /consent order, either following divorce or as between
cohabitants
Pre-Nuptial Agreements – Law & Drafting
Comprehensive guidance on the rules and principles involved in advising                         6         3            £210            £420
and preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
Children (Public Law & Private)
Child Abduction                                                                                 6                      £197            £420
This course equips the family practitioner to act in sensitive cases where a
child is wrongfully removed from the jurisdiction, or wrongfully retained

Children Law – Update
This course updates practitioners on important statutory and case law                           6                      £210            £420
developments, covering all significant changes in this area and current
practice and procedure
Children Panel – The Mandatory Course
This three-day course is designed not only to enhance your legal
                                                                                               18                      £630           £1,260
knowledge, but also to address the broader issues of good practice in this
sensitive and demanding area of work

Effectively Running a Care Case – From Instruction to Conclusion
Designed to be of benefit to those seeking better understanding of the
running of a care case, whether in the Family Proceedings Court or the
                                                                                                6         3            £210            £420
County Court
Local Authority Lawyer – The Essentials
An introductory or refresher course that guides delegates through this                          6         3            £197            £420
technical, often complex and rapidly changing area of law in an easy, logical
and approachable way
Private Children Law – In Practice
Using case studies from the presenter's actual caseload, this course blends
law and practical tips to enable delegates to practice private child law with
                                                                                                6         3            £197            £420
success
Public Law Children’s Work – Advanced
Designed for those who wish to sharpen their forensic skills and advocacy                       6                      £197            £420
techniques, this course covers the entire process of care proceedings –
before, during and after

Public Law Children’s Work – Introduction
Ideal as an introduction or refresher, this course provides delegates with                      6         3            £197            £420
the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective practitioner in
this demanding area
                                                                                 Location(s)   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                               Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Children (Public Law & Private) (cont)

Public Law Children’s Work – Workshop
This workshop takes delegates through a series of hypothetical scenarios                        6          3            £197            £420
that might arise in public law children’s work, giving practical insights into
typical cases

Special Guardianship & Adoption Issues – The Essentials
Designed to assist both private practice and local authority lawyers, this                       6                      £210            £420
course looks at developments in case law and statute, making extensive use                                 3
of case studies
General Family Practice

A Practical Approach to the Family Proceedings Court
The course deals with the procedure and different claims before the FPC –
particularly relevant to delegates acting for publicly funded clients, whether                  6          3            £210            £420
spouses or cohabitants


A Practical Approach to Managing Low Income/Asset Cases
Focusing on the procedure in the county court of financial claims arising
from divorce, the course provides a practical approach to the management
                                                                                                6          3            £210            £420
of low income and small asset cases

Core Knowledge for New Family Practitioners
Designed primarily for trainee and newly qualified solicitors commencing
their family law experience, this course gives a comprehensive overview of
                                                                                                 6         3            £210            £420
the area

Discovery & Disclosure – Law & Practice
A practical course providing comprehensive guidance on the rules and
principles on discovery and disclosure of documents in financial claims for
                                                                                                 6         3            £210            £420
income, property and pensions

Family Law – Update
A course covering all significant changes in family law over the past three
                                                                                                 6                      £210            £420
years, including financial and property claims, jurisdiction, marriage and
divorce

Family Law – The Complete Practice & Procedure
The first two-day introductory level course of its kind to offer delegates an                   12         3            £394            £740
in-depth account of the complete practice and procedure for
family/matrimonial law

Family Law Drafting for Busy Publicly Funded Practitioners
A course enabling delegates to go through a series of hypothetical                              12         3            £394            £740
scenarios in all aspects of family law, providing the necessary skills for
drafting family law documents
TOLATA for Family Lawyers
This course guides the family advisor through each step of the TOLATA                            6         3            £210            £420
claim, from taking instructions to investigation of the claim right through to
settlement or trial
Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy
– Drafting & Advocacy in Children Law Cases
A course providing delegates with the opportunity to draft documents and                        12         3            £394            £740
to be guided towards greater confidence in drafting an effective advocacy
before the courts

Family Advocacy – An Introduction
An ideal course for those wanting to increase their skills in undertaking
their own advocacy, whether entirely new to this type of work or simply
                                                                                                 6         3            £210            £420
wishing to build confidence

Family Advocacy
– An Introduction to Public Child Care Proceedings
Particularly useful for those who are new to this area, or are returning                         6         3            £210            £420
following a break, this course provides all the skills necessary for effective
advocacy


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                Intellectual Property
                Intangible assets and intellectual property are the driving force behind
                most successful businesses. BPP has a comprehensive programme of
                intellectual property courses that will introduce you to this area or
                build upon your existing knowledge, taken either as elective choices
                within your PSC (as denoted by a 3 in the table) or as a standalone
                CPD course (see the table for prices of individual courses).

                With public awareness of Data Protection having                           legal issues surrounding this topic, keeping you abreast
                increased significantly in recent years and with the                      of the latest Data Protection legislation.
                prospect of a considerable increase in the powers
                                                                                          BPP also cover a number of other topics, including
                available to the Information Commissioner, this topic
                                                                                          specialist courses on television productions,
                can no longer be ignored. E-commerce has rapidly
                                                                                          technology law and competition law.
                become a standard business method and there has
                been a corresponding rapid rise in client demand for
                guidance on a host of issues, with EU legislation                         To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
                continuing to be issued on a regular basis. We can                        our professional development courses, visit
                ensure that you are fully equipped to tackle the key                      www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
                                                                                          0845 226 2422.




                                                                                                CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                          Location(s)
                                                                                                Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Confidential Information & Trade Secret Law –
A Comprehensive Introduction                                                                      3           3                £220               £275
A comprehensive introduction, covering everything from the equitable
doctrine of Duty of Confidence to commercial implications and applications

Digital Evidence Made Easy
Unveil the mystery surrounding the increasingly critical area of Digital                           3                           £225               £275
Forensics, exploring the issues through a fictitious civil litigation case
Design Law – A Practical Guide
Get up to speed with UK and European design law, from UK Design Right                             3           3                £220               £275
and Registered Designs to unregistered Community Designs

eDiscovery from Collection to Production
Covering both theory and practice, this course deals with the fundamentals                        3           3                £220               £275
of any digital data being identified, sorted, culled, reviewed and produced

Getting to Grips with Tech Transfer
The perfect follow-up to Technology Law, looking at the complex licensing
                                                                                                  3           3                £220               £275
of technology including roles of licence terms and registration of rights


Key
  London         Birmingham         Manchester        Leeds     3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                                                 CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                             Location(s)
                                                                                                 Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

A Comprehensive Introduction to Competition Law
Get up to speed with this thorough grounding and update on the Enterprise                          3         3            £220            £275
Act, Competition Act and Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty of Rome

Competition Law & Intellectual Property
A specialist course on UK and EU competition law as it applies to intellectual                     3                      £220            £275
property, including the application of competition laws to the IP field

Copyright – A Comprehensive Introduction
The perfect way to get to grips with the practical aspects of copyright                            6         3            £397            £497
within the context of a modern commercial law practice, large or small

Data Protection – A Comprehensive Introduction
A thorough overview, covering the Data Protection Act 1998 and
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
highlighting key areas of concern for the commercial practitioner

Data Protection – Practical Problem Solving
Building on our ‘Comprehensive Introduction’, this boosts practical
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
experience by tackling a series of scenarios that are commonly encountered

Data Protection – The Bare Essentials
Need a crash course on the Data Protection Act 1998? This is the ideal
                                                                                                   3         3            £220            £275
choice, covering commercial as well as legal considerations

Information Law – A Practical Guide
An overview of Data Protection and Freedom of Information, examining
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
the key concepts with emphasis on requests for information

Intellectual Property Valuation                                                                    3                      £220            £275
How do you place a value on ideas? This course provides an overview of
significant intangible assets and the appropriate valuation methods

Media & Entertainment Law – Introduction                                                           6                      £397            £497
Equips you with a knowledge of the agreements, customs and practices of
the industry, including the backgrounds of the key players

Software Agreements – The Bare Essentials
Get all the basics on software agreements from the perspective of both
                                                                                                   3         3            £220            £275
software supplier and the purchaser of the services

Technology Law – Introduction
A one-day course explaining how technology can be protected using many
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
aspects of intellectual property law in a commercial setting

Television Productions – Introduction
An ideal refresher of the major areas where legal problems generally arise
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
which also highlights the areas where further training may be required

Television Today Rights & Clearances                                                               6                      £397            £497
Media law is full of traps for the unwary. This revisits those areas, looking at
recent cases as well as discussing future problems that may arise

Trademarks & Passing Off – A Comprehensive Introduction
The practical aspects of registered trademarks and passing off (‘unregistered
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
trade marks’) in the context of a modern commercial law practice

Trademarks & Passing Off – Intermediate                                                            6                      £397            £497
A deeper examination of this complex area, dealing with Community Trade
Mark (CTM) applications as well as International Applications

Websites & The Law – All You Need to Know
From consumer protection, intellectual property, and data protection to
                                                                                                   6         3            £397            £497
general contract principles, website hosting and on-line defamation
Leadership & Personal
Development
This exciting and dynamic offering of courses is designed to provide
you with the necessary skills to achieve personal and professional
success, taken either as elective choices within your PSC (as denoted
by a 3 in the table) or as a standalone CPD course (see the table for
prices of individual courses).

The programme is divided into four subject areas:          workplace. This is achieved through a combination of
Personal Effectiveness, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership   live demonstrations, short presentations, exercises,
and Management, and Essential Business Acumen, and         case studies, role plays, co-active coaching and
tackles current hot topics such as speed reading,          feedback, creating a highly interactive, supportive, safe
assertiveness, cross-cultural diversity, branding,         and fun learning environment.
managing your manager and conducting training
sessions.                                                  To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
                                                           our professional development courses, visit
Our highly experienced tutors place a strong emphasis      www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
on the importance of transference back to the              0845 226 2422.



                                                                            “Stacey was very good and had lots of
                                                                            practical and helpful tips and
                                                                            techniques”
                                                                            Assertiveness – An Introduction
                                                                            Victoria Kennedy, Pictons Solicitors LLP
                                                                                              CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                        Location(s)
                                                                                              Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Personal Effectiveness
Organising & Planning
Brand New Year, Brand New You
Improve and develop your personal power, impact and effectiveness                                6               3     £397            £597

Confident Decision Making & Strategic Thinking
Learn how to think creatively, generate solutions to problems and put your                      6                      £397            £597
strategic plans into practise                                                                                    3
Strategies for Success
Strategies can be modelled, learnt and developed; create the professional
and personal life you’ve always wanted
                                                                                                 6               3      £397           £597

Time Management – An Introduction
Improve your productivity and enjoy a less stressful working environment                         6               3     £397            £597
by improving your time management skills
Time & Life Management – Two Day Workshop
                                                                                                12                      £697           £997
Look at your professional and personal goals and priorities and explore                                          3
how to accomplish them
Unleash Your Creativity – Release Your Potential!
Learn how to generate ideas, find alternatives, solve problems, make                             6               3     £397            £597
decisions and think ‘outside the box’

Personal Impact & Teamwork
Being a Successful Team Player
Develop the key skills necessary to become a high-performing member of                           6               3     £397            £597
a high-performing team
Brilliant Presentations – Two Day Workshop
Deliver brilliant presentations to get your message across and take your                        12                     £697            £997
career forward!
How to be More Confident
Confidence can be learnt! Create and develop confidence for professional                         6               3     £397            £597
and personal success with this highly interactive course

Improving Your Personal Impact for Success
Understand how to develop your external image and align it to your                               6               3      £397           £597
internal image

Improving Your Performance With Emotional Intelligence
Improve your work performance and/or advance your career with simple                             6               3     £397            £597
and practical models to become more emotionally intelligent

Influencing Skills
Learn how to be more persuasive and influential to others in the
workplace, whether its your team, colleagues, your customers or any
                                                                                                6            3         £397            £597

stakeholders

Managing Your Manager
Discover how you can influence upwards for the benefit of yourself, your
team, your manager and your company
                                                                                                 6               3     £397            £597


Presentation Skills – An Introduction
This course covers the theory and practice of designing and delivering                           6               3     £397            £597
effective presentations

The Art (& Science) of Charisma – Two Day Workshop
Learn how to become a more powerful communicator, improve your                                  12                     £697            £997
interpersonal relationships, create unflinching loyalty and generate a
naturally inspiring presence
The Authoritative Voice –
An Effective Tool for Leadership & Management                                                    6                     £397            £597
This course will help you discover the potential your voice has to convey
powerful confidence

Understanding Personality – The Key to Professional Success
                                                                                                 6
Be introduced to your personality type and understand others so you can                                          3      £397           £597
manage more confidently and effectively




 Key
    London        Birmingham        Manchester       Leeds       Bristol     Glasgow   3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                                Location(s)    CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
 Course
                                                                                               Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

 Writing & Editing Skills
 Great Grammar
 You will examine common issues in grammar, punctuation and usage and
 develop greater confidence in your writing
                                                                                                 6         3            £397            £597


 How to Make Great Notes
 Improve your note-taking concentration and efficiency by applying pattern
 techniques and ‘mind maps’ in various contexts
                                                                                                 6         3            £397            £597

 Influential Business Report & Persuasive Proposal Writing
 You will be introduced to the principles of clear writing and taught how to                     6                      £397            £597
 plan and structure documents, before starting word-for-word drafting

 Proof-Reading for Accuracy; Editing for Style
 This course will introduce strategies for proof-reading, common errors                          6                      £397            £597
 spell/grammar checkers cannot detect and essential editing techniques

 Writing Skills for Professionals
 This course will take you through the important skills needed to be an
 effective written communicator
                                                                                                 6         3            £397            £597


 Learning & Thinking Skills
 Learning & Memory Techniques
 Absorb, learn and retain information more effectively to improve your own
 capacity, to organise and structure information or to develop the learning
                                                                                                 6         3            £397            £597

 abilities of others
 >Spd Rdng – Two Day Workshop
 Learn 37 speed reading techniques and strategies
                                                                                                 12        3            £697            £997

                                                                                                                          £210             £420
 Training Skills
 Facilitation Skills – Two Day Workshop
 Achieve a practical understanding of the process and skills of facilitation                     12                     £697            £997

 How to Present a Great Training Session in Three Easy Steps
 You will come to understand concepts, learn techniques, and acquire the                         6         3            £397            £597
 skills to present an effective training session

 Training the Trainer – Two Day Workshop
 Gain a thorough grounding in the principles of professional training; at the                    12        3            £697            £997
 end of this course you will have prepared a full training session, part of
 which you will deliver
                                                                                                1
 Stress Management                                                              At your desk               3              £31.20

 A Manager’s Guide to Stress & Productivity Management
 Be guided through the maze of compliance with HSE directives, staff                             6         3            £397            £597
 retention, risk assessment and resource management

 Positive Under Pressure –
 Further Approaches to Stress Management
 Learn to harness pressure and make it work positively for you, and return
                                                                                                 6         3            £397            £597

 to a successful, enjoyable lifestyle

 Stress Management – An Introduction
 Be introduced to the vital resources needed to deal with stress at work and
                                                                                                 6         3            £397            £597
 at home positively




“The course presenter was very
informative and enthusiastic”
Assertiveness – An Introduction
Ayishah Khalil, Pictons Solicitors LLP
Course                                                                           Location(s)      CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
                                                                                                  Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Interpersonal Skills
Negotiation

Negotiation Mastery – Two Day Workshop
                                                                                                    12                     £697            £997
This course uses the latest thinking from Harvard Business School to
achieve sustainable negotiated agreements
Negotiation Skills – An Introduction
Everything is negotiable and every negotiation is unique. Learn the basic
                                                                                                     6          3          £397            £597
process of negotiation, theories and techniques

Procurement Negotiation Skills
Learn how to identify hidden opportunities to save, how to scrutinise each                           6                     £397            £597
constituent element to a cost and question whether it needs to be incurred

Assertiveness

Assertiveness – An Introduction
                                                                                                     6
This course is designed to make you feel more confident, enhance your                                           3          £397            £597
self-esteem and increase your ability to deal with difficult people and
stressful situations

Assertiveness – Two Day Workshop
Research shows that assertiveness training can enhance your self-esteem                             12                     £697            £997
and reduce stress as well as improve performance

Dealing With Difficult Staff
Know how to avoid the pitfalls and how to spot the games people play, so                             6          3          £397            £597
you can manage even the most challenging staff

Communication

Being a Successful Team Player
Develop the key skills necessary for becoming a high-performing member                               6          3          £397            £597
of a high-performing team

Communication Skills – An Introduction
Enhance your communication skills and open doors to more effective                                   6          3          £397            £597
working

Communication Skills – Two Day Workshop
Take your communication skills to the next level; communicate with more                             12                     £697            £997
clarity, ease and confidence

Delegation for Success
Master the crucial art of delegation with this fun and highly interactive                            3                     £220            £347
course

Handling Difficult Conversations with Ease & Confidence
Learn how to deliver difficult or challenging messages in a clear, timely and
effective way
                                                                                                     6          3          £397            £597


How to Conduct Effective & Efficient Meetings
This course outlines a step-by-step approach to an effective meeting                                 6          3          £397            £597
process as well as including key communication skills

Influencing Skills
Learn how to be more persuasive and influential to others in the                                     6                     £397            £597
workplace, whether its your team, colleagues, your customers or any
                                                                                                                3
stakeholders

Managing Your Manager
Discover how you can influence upwards for the benefit of yourself, your
team, your manager and your company
                                                                                                     6          3          £397            £597


Practical Networking
Become a consummate networker, and make a real difference to your                                    6          3          £397            £597
personal reputation and your business

The Trusted Advisor – Two Day Workshop
Improve your relationships with clients and develop better business                                 12                     £697            £997
relationships



 Key
    London         Birmingham         Manchester       Leeds        Bristol     Glasgow   3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                              Location(s)   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                            Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Presentations
Brilliant Presentations – Two Day Workshop
Deliver brilliant presentations to get your message across and take your                      12                     £697            £997
career forward!
Facilitation Skills – Two Day Workshop
Achieve a practical understanding of the process and skills of facilitation                   12                     £697            £997

How to Present a Great Training Session in Three Easy Steps
You will come to understand concepts, learn techniques, and acquire the                          6      3            £397            £597
skills to present an effective training session
Presentation Skills – An Introduction
This course covers the theory and practice of designing and delivering                           6      3            £397            £597
effective presentations

Leadership & Management
General
Coaching Skills – Two Day Workshop
A highly powerful method for developing professional and personal                            12                      £697            £997
excellence

Facilitation Skills – Two Day Workshop                                                       12                      £697            £997
Achieve a practical understanding of the process and skills of facilitation

How to Become an Effective Team Leader
Obtain the vital practical tools and techniques in managing and developing                   6                       £397            £597
yourself and your team

Leading Change
Giving you the skills and the vision to embrace change so you can lead and                    6                      £397            £597
steer your organisation successfully

Leadership Skills – Two Day Workshop
Improve your abilities as a leader and extend your portfolio of skills.                      12                      £697            £997
Leadership can be learnt!
Managing & Motivating People
Improve your people management skills in order to the increase ROI your                      6                       £397            £597
staff deliver whilst generating a happy ‘self-starting’ environment

Mentoring – Two Day Workshop
This course will look at the frameworks and skills required for effective                    12                      £697            £997
mentoring
Successful Teams
This course will give you some useful information and practical ideas to
help make your team more effective
                                                                                             6          3            £397            £597

The First Time Manager – Two Day Workshop
                                                                                             12                      £697            £997
This course will provide the vital practical tools and techniques for
managing and developing yourself and your team

Specific

A Manager’s Guide to Equality & Diversity – Law & Practice
Become aware of key equality and diversity issues within the workplace                       6                       £397            £597
and receive guidance

A Manager’s Guide to Stress & Productivity Management
Be guided through the maze of compliance with HSE directives, staff
                                                                                             6          3            £397            £597
retention, risk assessment and resource management

Dealing With Difficult Staff
Know how to avoid the pitfalls and how to spot the games people play, so                     6                       £397            £597
you can manage even the most challenging staff

Delegation for Success
Master the crucial art of delegation with this fun and highly interactive                    3                       £220            £347
course
Effective Appraisal Skills
This course focuses on the key skills required for undertaking an effective                  6                       £397            £597
appraisal

Effective Performance Management
It is important to invest in supporting employee performance to ensure the                   6                       £397            £597
organisation benefits to the fullest extent
                                                                                Location(s)     CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                                Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)
Specific (cont)
How to Conduct Effective & Efficient Meetings
This course outlines a step-by-step approach to an effective meeting                               6           3         £397            £597
process as well as including key communication skills
How to Manage Cross-Cultural Diversity
This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal                       6                     £397            £597
effectively with a range of diversity and cross-cultural issues

Performance Measurement & Evaluation
The most successful businesses are those with a clear picture of their                             6                     £397            £597
performance both internally and externally
The Authoritative Voice –
An Effective Tool for Leadership & Management
This course will help you discover the potential your voice has to convey                          6                     £397            £597
powerful confidence and presence

 Essential Business Acumen
 Business, Sales & CRM
Business Development Skills
Learn the skills to be able to recognise opportunities to develop your                             6                     £397            £597
network of contact points and new business prospects
Competitor Analysis
How much more successful could you be if you knew what your                                        3                     £220            £347
competitors were doing?
Formulating & Presenting a Successful Business Plan
This course will examine the fundamentals of a business plan and through                           3                     £220            £347
the use of practical examples demonstrate best practice to delegates

High Performance Sales
Find out how you can maximise your chances of building long-lasting                                6                     £397            £597
relationships
Perfect Pitch
Become more persuasive, structured and self-assured in business                                    6                     £397            £597
development meetings or formal presentations
Project Management in Practice
You will be introduced to the key stages of a project from definition                              6                     £415            £590
through to completion and common pitfalls of project management
Successful Business Development Meetings
Arm yourself with invaluable skills and methods to allow you to attend                             3                     £220            £347
your next business development meeting with justifiable confidence

Tenders – How to Win New Business                                                                  6                     £397            £597
Understand what it takes to win new business through tenders

‘Too Polite to Sell’ – A Guide for the Reluctant Sales Person
                                                                                                   6                     £397            £597
This workshop provides insight, proven methods and a framework for any
professional who wants a positive boost to their new business activity

 Marketing, Branding & Websites

How to Design & Manage Brand Perceptions
We will help develop and improve your personal and business brands so                              6                     £397            £597
that you and your organisation can become more successful

How to Improve Your Online Visibility –
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)                                                                   6                     £397            £597
This very practical session can double the traffic to your website within
three to six months!
How to Make Your Website More Profitable –
Conversion Optimisation                                                                            6                     £397            £597
Know how to increase the rate at which your website hits convert to sales
and increased business
Marketing – An Essential Introduction
Understand what marketing is – and what it is not; and evolve a more                               6           3         £397            £597
client-focused and marketing-orientated culture within the office
The Trusted Advisor – Two Day Workshop
Improve your relationships with clients and develop better business                                12                    £697            £997
relationships


  Key
     London        Birmingham         Manchester       Leeds        Bristol    Glasgow   3 Denotes PSC electives
Course                                                                        Location(s)      CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
                                                                                               Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Marketing, Branding & Websites (cont)
Key Account Management
This course will provide tips and insight on how to look after your ‘crown                       6                      £397            £597
jewels’ even when colleagues are being ineffective or even obstructive

Practical Networking
Become a consummate networker, and make a real difference to your                                6           3          £397            £597
personal reputation and your business
Financial Awareness
Budgeting and Financial Planning – Essentials
An essential insight into the basics of setting and managing budgets                             6                      £300            £400

Company Accounts – Introduction
An essential jargon-busting insight into how accounts work                                       6                      £475            £590

Corporate Finance for Support Staff
Understand the main activities of the corporate finance department and                           6                      £475            £590
familiarise with the jargon used

Corporate Finance – Introduction
Gain an understanding of corporate finance transactions: IPOs, mergers &                         12                     £910           £1,170
acquisitions, raising debt and private equity

Employment Taxes Update
The course concentrates on current practice and procedures relating to the
                                                                                                 3                      £239            £309
taxation of employees, highlighting recent and impending developments and
potential problem areas.

Essential Maths – for Business and Management
Refresh the basic maths techniques that you need to use in business                              5.5                   £259.50          £599

Finance for Non-finance Managers – Advanced
Find out how to read and draw conclusions from a balance sheet and profit                        12                    £499.50          £1,029
and loss account and so assess the accounts of a business in terms of
profitability, solvency and risk

Financial for Non-Financial Managers – Essentials
                                                                                                 6                     £259.50          £599
Beneficial to non-finance staff who need to develop a basic understanding
of business finance
Financing & Investment Strategy
This course covers the sources of finance available to businesses and the                        6                      £415            £599
importance of working capital management to business

Financial Mathematics – Introduction
Learn the fundamental mathematical skills required to conquer your fear of                       6                      £475            £590
this essential area
Financial Services Regulation – Introduction
A vital introduction to the main aspects of the UK financial services                            12                     £910           £1,170
regulatory regime
Introduction to Accounting                                                                       22                    £572.50         £1,180
Have a clear understanding of how to prepare accounts

Understanding Personal Debt –
Causes, Effects & Statutory & Non-Statutory Solutions                                            6                      £397            £535
Be informed of the options available to someone who is struggling with
debt problems and understand the risks

Risk Management – Introduction
Covers the legal and compliance background elements to risk management                           6                      £475            £590
and looks at the core principles involved

The City & Financial Markets – Introduction
A great starting point for those who are new to the financial services                           6                      £475            £590
industry




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              Legal Business Management
              With 2010 comes the first anniversary of the introduction of Legal
              Disciplinary Practices, and a step closer to the full implementation of
              Alternative Business Structures under the Legal Services Act in the
              course of 2011.
              Law firms and their management teams need to gear                            BPP offer a range of courses to help the progressive
              up to cope with the full implications of these changes                       firms prepare more fully for the exciting challenges
              and the move to Outcomes-Focused Regulation.                                 ahead, taken either as elective choices within your PSC
              Most firms appreciate that they will need to up-skill in                     (as denoted by a 3 in the table) or as a standalone
              some or all areas of operation to compete with the                           CPD (see the table for prices of individual courses).
              new kids on the block. All law firms will need Heads of
              Legal Practice and Heads of Finance and
              Administration in post and a pro-active attitude to
              compliance in order to keep pace.


             “Excellent delivery. I would                                                  “One of the best presenters I have had
             strongly recommend to other                                                   at BPP. I very much enjoyed the
             delegates”                                                                    course and found it very useful”
             Management Course Stage 1 –                                                   Management Course Stage 1
             For In-House Lawyers                                                          Edel Selby, Ingrams Solicitors
             Andy Abernethy, EEF Limited



                                                                                                  CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                            Location(s)
                                                                                                  Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Business Simulation
This innovative course is fast-paced and tactile, enabling delegates to gain                        6                           £397             £511
insight into the realities of managing a business

Effective Negotiating Skills for Litigators
A highly interactive course focusing on the skills and strategies of master                         6            3              £210             £420
negotiators in the context of litigation

Complaints Avoidance
The causes of client complaints, how client concerns are first manifested,                          3            3              £120             £240
how to deal with them and how to prevent them in the future

File Auditing
Focuses on file auditing the main supervisory function and facet for                                2                            £95             £160
controlling and managing operational risk, applying theory to practice

How to Become & Operate Limited Liability Partnerships
This comprehensive course covers the benefits of becoming an LLP, as well                           3                           £120             £240
as the practical and procedural requirements for conversion to LLP

Introduction to Finance & Accounting for Legal Professionals
An introduction that helps break down some of the terminology barriers                              6                          £259.50           £536
and explain the purpose and meaning of the different financial statements




Key
    London        Birmingham         Manchester       Leeds        Bristol     Liverpool     Nottingham    Newcastle   3 Denotes PSC electives
                                                                                                 CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                             Location(s)
                                                                                                 Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)
Leading & Managing an In-House Legal Department
An interactive course designed to give you an insight into how to enhance                          6                      £210            £420
your department’s performance and add value to your employer

Management Course Stage 1 – For In-House Lawyers
A MCS1 course designed specifically to tackle management issues for                                7                      £190            £190
in-house lawyers, whether in the public sector or industry

Management Course Stage 1 (For Solicitors 0-3 years Qualified)
Covers key areas of law firm management, inspiring recently qualified solicitors                   7                      £190            £190
to take a real interest in the way firms are managed for future success

Management Course Stage 2
Focusing on leadership and strategic planning, providing a sense of purpose                        6                      £190            £190
to client care and marketing – key facets of successful management

Managing External Lawyers Effectively
A comprehensive overview of the main issues in handling relationships with                         6                      £210            £420
external lawyers and ensuring that your organization obtains best value

Managing the Client Relationship
Build and maintain effective client relationships. Includes case study                             6         3            £210            £420
exercises and an action plan

Managing to Survive – Can Lexcel Help You Excel?
Firms who have embraced standards such as Lexcel report advantages way                             2                       £95            £160
beyond expectations. How can such standards really be of use?

Money Laundering – Legal & Practical Briefing
Become familiar with the up-to-date position on the age-old practice of                            3                      £120            £240
putting bad money into good deals – and discover how best to avoid it

Preparing for a PSU Visit
Discover how the PSU prepares for its visits, the things they will be looking                      2                       £95            £160
for and how best to prepare for the event

Solicitors Compliance Update – SRA & Money Laundering
Covering both SRA issues and potential civil and criminal matters, this                            6                      £210            £420
course assists solicitors in avoiding dangerous pitfalls

Solicitors' Accounts Rules – An Introduction
Focusing on the application of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and the issues                       3                      £125            £250
involved, this provides an understanding of the key provisions

Solicitors, Financial Service & Insurance
This course offers a reminder and update to those undertaking financial                            3                      £120            £240
services work of the key legal and compliance requirements of this complex
area
Sucessfully Managing Law Firm Mergers
An interactive course to help all those involved with planning the future of                       6                      £397            £497
their firms by taking them through the complete merger process

The Essential Office Procedures Manual
It’s fundamental to the effective management of your firm’s risk. The                              6                      £210            £420
course explains why you need one, recommending a structure and content
Essential Business Acumen
‘Too Polite to Sell’ – A Guide for the Reluctant Sales Person
Insight, proven methods and a framework for any ambitious professional                             6                      £397            £497
who wants a positive boost to their new business activity

Business Development Skills
Provides the skills for delegates to be able to recognise opportunities to                         6                      £397            £497
develop their network of contact points and new business prospects

Key Account Management
This practical session will dissect case studies to highlight a number of Key                      6                      £397            £497
Account ideas – and why some initiatives fly, while others die

Tenders – How to Win New Business
Discover what it takes to win new business through tenders by developing                           6                      £397            £497
a strategic understanding of the tendering organisation

Formulating & Presenting a Successful Business Plan
Get to grips with the fundamentals of a business plan and analyse practical                        3                      £239            £299
examples that demonstrate best practice

Marketing – An Essential Introduction
Discover what you can do to influence clients and your firm’s bottom line                          6         3            £397            £497
and to evolve a more client-focused and marketing-oriented culture
Legal Business Management –
New courses coming early 2011
Frameworks for Legal Business                                  Risking Disaster – Ensuring Survival
Gain an understanding of the prizes and pitfalls               Those who supervise and who pay for legal and
involved in the new strategic frameworks available to          systematic errors and calamities are demanding a
those wishing to offer legal services to the public from       strategic approach to managing compliance and risk
2011 onwards.                                                  issues and this module will supply all the thinking and
                                                               tools you need to ensure your organisation’s survival.
Essential Compliance Know-how
Get to grips with key rule regimes that apply to staff         Managing the Vital Resources
working in, and the managers of, legal services                This module deals with the subtle mechanics of human
organisations.                                                 behaviour and offers thoughts on how to deal with the
                                                               most vital resource in the organisation – its people.
Management Compliance Toolkit
Learn exactly how to draft and implement (with                 Fundamentals of Finance
precedents) the mechanisms, policies, procedures and           This module deals with the crucial aspects of financial
systems required to make compliance happen within an           management and terminology which those unfamiliar
organisation.                                                  with accounts and finance need to understand and
                                                               appreciate to improve their own effectiveness and
Business Development Master class                              understanding.
Call it ‘business development’, call it ‘marketing’, call it
‘sales’, all staff would benefit from the basic                Financial Fluency
understanding of the principles of effective profit-           BPP and Business Today have created a unique and
generation offered by this module.                             innovative Business Simulation package that is fast-
                                                               paced and interactive, enabling delegates to develop a
Innovative Infrastructure Planning                             practical understanding of the realities of managing a
Open the mind to the advantages, and risks, of the             business.
alternative, electronic, virtual, out sourced methods of
working offered by the new era of regulation.                  Essential Compliance Awareness for Support
                                                               Staff
Governance of a Legal Services Business Post                   The key rules of professional conduct have been
2011                                                           applied to all staff working in the legal services sector
New regulatory structures will be required in legal            and they need to realise the implications for them
service providers in future – akin to a corporate              personally of being employed in a ‘recognised body’ .
governance model – and owners and managers will
need to be aware of the implications of this raising of
the bar.

If you would like to register your interest for these courses, please contact our Client Care
team on 0845 226 2422 or email enquiries@bpp.com and we will notify you when the courses
become available.
Personal Injury &
Clinical Negligence
BPP’s Personal Injury course programme provides an introduction to all
aspects of personal injury law from basic RTA and slip-and-trip claims,
to specialist topics such as holiday litigation. Many of the sessions are
accredited by APIL, and can be taken either as elective choices within
your PSC (as denoted by a 3 in the table) or as a standalone CPD
course (see the table for prices of individual courses).
As with all BPP’s programmes, the courses are             products that can be adapted and presented for the
rigorous, practical and interactive. All our tutors are   Claimant or Defendant lawyer, and even a range of
experienced personal injury and clinical negligence       innovative products for non-lawyers.
litigators who are specialists in their given fields.
                                                          To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
At BPP, we know flexibility is important to every busy    our professional development courses, visit
practitioner, which is why we offer public courses,       www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
in-house programmes (from one hour long to several        0845 226 2422.
days) and webinars. We also provide bespoke in-house




                                                                          “Excellent course. It helps build upon the
                                                                          foundation you already built in personal
                                                                          injury claims pre and post issues”
                                                                          Tactics for Success in Interim Applications
                                                                          Asim Ali, MRH Solicitors
                                                                                         Location(s)    CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                                        Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence – Quantum

Assessing Quantum – An Introductory Guide†
Grasp a clear understanding of how to assess the right value of a                                         3             3        £120             £240
personal injury claim, avoiding negligence or a Part 36 offer against you

Preparing Schedules of Loss with Confidence – A Workshop†
Preparing schedules of loss can be a daunting task, this practical                                         3                     £120            £240
workshop will give you the confidence to prepare effective schedules                                                    3
Making Sense of Medical Records & Reports†
Provides a working knowledge of common medical terms to help with                                         3
                                                                                                                        3        £120            £240
drafting and reading of medical reports
Reviewing Medical Records & Reports
Gain a better understanding of medical terms and abbreviations with this                                  3                      £120            £240
follow-up to ‘Making Sense of Medical Records & Reports’                                                               3
The Ogden Tables
– What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Needs to Know†
Get to grips with the 6th edition of the Ogden Tables published on
                                                                                                           3
                                                                                                                        3        £120            £240

3rd May 2007, a must for all PI Lawyers

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence – Liability
Clinical Negligence – 2010 Update
Stay up-to-date on recently reported cases and other developments                                          3                     £120            £240
in Clinicial Negligence Litigation (Clinical Negligence – The Next Step will
replace this course in 2011)
Clinical Negligence Litigation – Introduction
Learn the basic law and procedures of clinical negligence claims from
a perspective of solicitors acting for claimants
                                                                                                           6            3        £210            £420


Clinical Negligence – The Next Step
More advanced elements of running clinical negligence cases,                                               6                     £210            £420
including case planning, assessment of evidence and tactical issues

Fatal Accidents – The Essential Guide for Practitioners†
                                                                                                           3                     £120            £240
Boost your knowledge of running a fatal accident claim including
calculating a schedule of loss
                                                                                                                        3

Liability Issues in Personal Injury – A Workshop†
Examine liability issues in road traffic litigation, employer’s liability                                  3            3        £120            £240
and occupier’s liability and how to overcome them

Mastering Employers’ Liabilty Cases†
Introduces the most common types of claim arising out of an accident
at work
                                                                                                           6            3        £210            £420

Occupational Disease – Overview†
Occupational disease cases pose substantial, yet common problems                                           6            3        £210            £420
for litigators. Learn how to navigate through these difficult areas

Occupiers’ Liability – Getting it Right†
Examine the rights of visitors, both lawful and trespassers, and the
responsibilities of occupiers as defined by the Acts and subsequent                                        6            3        £210            £420
case law, and common areas of dispute arising in this area

Road Traffic Litigation – An Introduction†
Gain a thorough understanding of the essential skills required to                                          6            3        £210            £420
handle a busy case load of road traffic claims
Road Traffic Litigation – Advanced†
Provides an overview of statutory law in relation to compulsory motor                                      6                     £210            £420
insurance, the 1999 and 2002 MIB agreements and an update of the latest case                                            3
law and regulations governing the conduct of RTA Personal Injury claims
Tripping & Slipping – How to Conduct a Claim†
Learn how to advise clients on trips and slips, a major part of                                            3            3        £120            £240
Personal Injury work


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Course                                                                                                   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
                                                                                        Location(s)
                                                                                                         Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence – Specialist Skills
Confident Drafting in Personal Injury Litigation†
Increase your knowledge on drafting statements of case in Personal
Injury claims
                                                                                                           6             3                 £210           £420

Conditional Fee Agreements – The Essential Guide
Gain a thorough understanding of best practice in the use of conditional fee                               3                               £120           £240
agreements in litigation
Dealing with Dishonest & Fraudulent Claims
Stay up-to-date with the latest judicial approach to dishonesty and                                        3                               £120           £240
fraud and how to tackle suspected claims in practice

Holiday Litigation – A Practical Guide†
Gain an essential overview of The Package Travel Regulations and the                                       3             3                 £120           £240
practical steps to handle these claims

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence – Core Knowledge

An Overview of Personal Injury†
Gain a thorough understanding of the basic law and practice of personal                                    6             3                 £210           £420
injury litigation
Paralegals in Personal Injury
Provides a thorough insight of the basics of running a personal injury case                                6                                £99           £99
from start to finish including the various stages post-issue

Personal Injury – The Next Step†
Building on the introductory courses, stay up-to-date on important and
relevant topics in the constantly changing field of personal injury law
                                                                                                           6             3                 £210           £420

Running a Successful Personal Injury Action†
Boost your knowledge of a personal injury action from start to finish, with
helpful tips and tactics during the various stages
                                                                                                           6             3                 £210           £420

Tactics for Success in Interim Applications†
Gain a thorough understanding of the many tactical methods you can
employ to ensure the effective running of a personal injury action
                                                                                                           6             3                 £210           £420

The Essential Personal Injury Update
Stay up-to-date on all the substantial developments in personal injury work                                6                               £210           £420
in the last 18 months

Webinars

Contributory Negligence on Road Traffic Cases
Including the areas of: seatbelts, helmets, alcohol and pedestrians
                                                                                         At your desk      1             3                £31.20          £39

Fatal Accidents – Practice & Procedure
Running a fatal accident claim, including calculating a schedule of loss                 At your desk      1             3                £31.20          £39

Fraudulent Claims – Sniffing Them Out
A must for claimant and defendant litigators who are trying to defeat fraud
                                                                                         At your desk      1             3                £31.20          £39

New Starters – An Introduction to Personal Injury
An introductory overview covering all essentials of this area of law                    At your desk       1             3                £31.20          £39

The Essential Employers Liability Update
A one-hour intensive update to this specialist area
                                                                                        At your desk       1             3                £31.20          £39

The Essential Road Traffic Litigation Update
A full update of developments in the area over the last 18 months
                                                                                        At your desk       1             3                £31.20          £39

The Simple Guide to The Ogden Tables
                                                                                        At your desk       1                              £31.20
A look at the 6th edition of the Ogden Tables published on 3rd May 2007                                                  3                                £39

Exclusively In-house courses

Defending Claims for Psychiatric Injury                                                 To find out more email in-house@bpp.com or call our Client Care
Includes latest developments in relation to stress and harassment claims                team on 0845 226 2422.

Defending Road Traffic Claims
A comprehensive overview including the 1999 and 2003 MIB agreements
Handling Claims for Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss
Ideal for solicitors of at least three years qualification who specialise in the area

Personal Injury Drafting for Defendent Litigators
A full overview of the rules on drafting in the CPR, with practical exercises

Tactical Use of Disclosure in Civil Disputes
Covers rules in relation to disclosure and an update of the latest case law


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        Private Client
        More than ever, firms need to hone knowledge and skills in this
        ‘recession-proof ’ area of practice. We offer courses ranging from
        introductory to specialist in all key areas of private client work taken
        either as elective choices within your PSC (as denoted by a 3 in the
        table) or as a standalone CPD course (see the table for prices of
        individual courses).
        Subjects covered include Will Drafting, Probate, Court   intestacy since February 2009, tax efficient will drafting
        of Protection, Intestacy and Non-contentious Costs,      with the rise in the Nil-rate band, and appropriate legal
        all presented by tutors who are specialists in their     charging structures for private client work.
        chosen field and bring the invaluable benefit of real-
        world, practical experience to sessions.                 To view full course outlines, dates and availability of all
        We make sure you are up to speed on the latest           our professional development courses, visit
        developments. Key areas of recent training include       www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
        changes to Income Tax, changes to the rules of           0845 226 2422.




“This was my last elective and every
single core module and elective I have
attended at BPP was first class,
delivered by an excellent establishment.
I would like to thank all BPP staff for their
enthusiasm and for making every course
an enjoyable experience”
Probate – Taxation Issues
Carl Boz, Greenwoods Solicitors LLP
                                                                                 Location(s)      CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                                  Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

General
Will Writing Workshop
Practice drafting wills from start to finish, and acquire an understanding of                       6               3      £210            £420
private client law and procedure in a practical setting

Wills – Introduction
An essential component of any Private Client CPD menu, this course                                  6               3      £210            £420
addresses the ethics and law of wills

Wills Without Negligence
Ensure that your firm’s procedures in will instructions, drafting and                               6                      £210            £420
execution past muster with this 'must-do' for Head of Private Client

 Elderly/Incapable Client

Court of Protection Practice
Ideal for those who advise elderly clients, and who do personal injury work                         6               3      £210            £420
for those victims who cannot manage their own property and affairs

Elderly Client Practice
As the population gets older it brings new challenges and new                                       6               3      £210            £420
opportunities – find out how to best serve this growing market

 Tax & Trusts
Capital Gains Tax Refresher & Update
Refresh your knowledge of the fundamental principles of CGT and get an                             5.5                     £415            £599
update on new developments

Income Tax Refresher & Update
Refresh and update your knowledge of the fundamental principles of income                          5.5                     £415            £599
tax and consider typical issues arising and some planning possibilities

Inheritance Tax & CGT – Introduction
This course introduces delegates to the main principles of Inheritance Tax                          6               3      £210            £420
(IHT), including the provisions of FA06 relating to trusts

Inheritance Tax Planning: Businesses, Farms & The Family Home
This one-day course will enable accountants and lawyers to advise owners of                        5.5                     £415            £599
businesses, farms and other valuable assets on minimising exposure to
inheritance tax
Inheritance Tax Planning in Wills
A course for legal executives, trainees, support staff and private client                           6               3      £210            £420
practitioners, focusing on ways of minimising inheritance tax for clients by
drafting their wills in an appropriate manner.
Inheritance Tax Refresher & Update
Remind yourself of the basics of inheritance tax with this refresher and                           5.5                     £415            £599
update covering the key principles and main rules
Offshore Investing – Introduction
This course will appeal to accountants, solicitors, stockbrokers and other                         5.5                     £415            £599
finance professionals involved in the area of wealth management and will
consider planning opportunities and pitfalls to avoid
Tax Planning for the Private Client
A specialist course structured to strengthen and develop knowledge of tax                           6               3      £210            £420
planning during life and in wills

Tax Planning for Owner Occupiers & Buy-to-Lets
Get to grips with this subject to enable you to deal confidently with matters                       3                      £239            £309
raised by clients

Tax Planning Via Trusts
This course shows you how to obtain tax benefits from the use of UK                                 3                      £239            £309
trusts while avoiding the traps set by anti-avoidance legislation

Trusts – Introduction
This practical and theoretical course will provide you with the theoretical                         6               3      £210            £420
background to the practice of the law of trusts

Trusts – Taxation Fundamentals
After a brief introduction covering the main types of trust, this course                            3               3      £239            £309
outlines the inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax rules which
apply to them



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Property
BPP provide a rich variety of courses targeted to the specific needs of
property practitioners – both those who are experienced and those
new to the field. Delivered at venues in various locations and in-house
at clients’ premises, our property courses can be taken either as
elective choices within your PSC (as denoted by a 3 in the table) or as
a standalone CPD course (see the table for prices of individual
courses). All are led by our specialist tutors who have gained valuable
experience from legal practice.
BPP’s courses take delegates from introductions to       providing vital updates on developments in law and
important aspects of law and procedure through to        practice and ensuring coverage of current, topical
property-related taxation issues, including Stamp Duty   subjects such as Conveyancing in a Difficult Market.
Land Tax and Tax Planning for Buy-to-Let investors.
Other seminar subjects range from key topics such as     To view full course outlines, dates and availability of
Easements and Covenants and the Lender’s                 all our professional development courses, visit
Handbook, to specialist subjects such as VAT Planning    www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
and Dilapidations Claims                                 0845 226 2422.
There is a strong emphasis on keeping course material
up-to-date and relevant to delegates’ training needs,
                                                                                 Location(s)   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
 Course
                                                                                               Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

 Residential Property

Conveyancing Searches
The searches that may have to be carried out during a transaction – from                        3          3            £120            £240
the initial preliminary searches to the pre-completion searches

Flat Leases, Shared Ownership Leases & Buy-to-Let
– Key Problem Areas Part 1
An overview of key pitfalls commonly associated with the grant or
                                                                                                3          3            £105            £240
assignment of a flat or shared ownership lease

Flat Leases, Shared Ownership Leases & Buy-to-Let
– Key Problem Areas Part 2
Continuing from Part 1, and providing an important insight into the legal
                                                                                                3          3            £105            £240
perils of letting properties on assured shorthold tenancies

Introducing Residential Conveyancing
An overview of the legal principles underpinning the conveyancing                               6          3            £197            £420
procedure – as well as the potential problems and pitfalls

Lenders’ Handbook – Avoiding the Landmines
A practical approach to dealing with common problems faced by                                   3          3            £105            £240
conveyancers representing both borrower and lender

Residential Conveyancing – The Essential Update Part 1
If you are a conveyancer, make this one of your definite bookings for your                      3                       £105            £240
CPD requirements to keep abreast of this constantly changing area

Residential Conveyancing – The Essential Update Part 2
Continuing from Part 1, this course will assist you in addressing current risk                  3                       £105            £240
management and practice development issues

Standard Conditions of Sale
– What They Mean & When to Amend Them
This course provides solid grounding in drafting and negotiating the terms                      3          3            £105            £240
of a residential conveyancing contract based on the conditions

Tax Planning for Owner Occupiers & Buy-to-Lets
Get to grips with this subject to enable you to deal confidently with matters                   3                       £239            £309
raised by clients

 General Property Practice

Conveyancing Casebook & Problems
A practical course looking at important cases involving conveyancing that                       3          3            £120            £240
have taken place over the last two to five years

CRC & Green Leases
Discover the key features of the CRC Order and get essential tips for                           3          3            £120            £240
negotiating and drafting CRC and Green Lease clauses

Stamp Duty Land Tax
An introduction to this essential area of property law, covering purchases                      3                       £120            £240
of freehold property, assigning a lease and granting a lease

VAT Planning for Commercial Property
Deals in detail with the impact of VAT on commercial property – including                       3                       £239            £309
key planning areas, pitfalls and the impact of anti-avoidance legislation

VAT Planning for Residential Property
Deals in detail with the impact of VAT on residential property, including                       3                       £239            £309
how to maximise the benefit of the VAT reliefs which apply to residential
property




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                                                                                   Location(s)   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
 Course
                                                                                                 Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

 Commercial Property

Analysing Property Companies
Compares property companies that operate through a mix of trading,                                6                       £475            £590
development and investment activities

Commercial Property – The Essential Update Part 1
                                                                                                  3                       £120            £240
This half-day course provides busy practitioners with a vital overview of the
changes in law and practice in this field

Commercial Property – The Essential Update Part 2
                                                                                                  3                       £120            £240
Continuing from Part 1, this includes a round-up of relevant cases, as well
as issues such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

Conveyancing in a Difficult Market – Part 1
                                                                                                  3                       £120            £240
Become recession proof. Covers topical issues and different strategies for
managing the extra additional risks and pitfalls inherent in this climate

Conveyancing in a Difficult Market – Part 2
                                                                                                  3                       £120            £240
Continuing from Part 1, with more essential insights into facing the
challenges of tough market conditions for hard-pressed conveyancers

Dilapidations Claims
                                                                                                  6                       £210            £420
A specialist course covering all aspects of Dilapidations Claims, illustrated
by reference to the landmark decisions and the most recent authorities

Easements & Covenants Affecting Freehold Land
– Practical Insights & Pitfalls
Guides practitioners through the maze and examines issues relating to
                                                                                                  6          3            £210            £420
drafting, construction of existing deeds and giving clear advice to the client

Environmental Law – Introduction
A must for those involved in property, commercial or litigation matters
                                                                                                  3          3            £120            £240
who are aware or have come across environmental issues

Environmental Law in Property Transactions
The essential guide to rapidly changing legislation, covering legal liabilities
                                                                                                  3          3            £120            £240
and issues such as contaminated land and environmental search reports

Introducing Commercial Conveyancing
– Including Business Leases
                                                                                                  6          3            £197            £420
Get to grips with the additional areas of knowledge required by the
commercial conveyancer, including knowledge of relevant statutory provisions

Introducing Leasehold Conveyancing
– Including Residential Leases
                                                                                                  6          3            £197            £420
Discover the difference between leasehold and freehold, recognise defects
in leases and learn the relevant procedures and statutory rights involved

Licensing & Gambling Reforms – The Law
                                                                                                  6                       £210            £420
Don’t gamble on your career – get up to speed on the significant changes
brought about by the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005


Planning Law – Crash Course
A practical overview, highlighting the possible pitfalls in planning and
                                                                                                  6          3            £210            £420
building regulations as well as in buying and selling flats and houses. Includes
a one-hour online module
Planning Pitfalls for Property Professionals
                                                                                                  5                       £195            £390
Ideal for property lawyers with two to three years experience, this gives an
overview of the opportunities and pitfalls in property and development
work
Understanding Commercial Leases
A special two-day course covering all key issues, from getting detailed
                                                                                                  12         3            £420            £840
instructions to drafting and negotiating wording

Understanding Commercial Leases – Part 1
The first part of our introduction to commercial leases, covering
                                                                                                  6          3            £210            £420
instruction, costing and quoting, drafting and more

Understanding Commercial Leases – Part 2
Continuing from Part 1, this course includes essential information on user
                                                                                                  6          3            £210            £420
clauses, assignments and alienation, alterations and negotating wording


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               Taxation
               BPP has an exceptional range of courses to keep professionals up-to
               date with the latest developments and changes to taxation practice and
               legislation, taken either as elective choices within your PSC (as denoted
               by a 3 in the table) or as a standalone CPD (see the table for prices of
               individual courses). Each one is presented by acknowledged experts in
               their field, with wide experience in training and providing tax advice
               to clients.
               Whatever area of tax you are interested in we have                     To view full course outline dates and availability of all
               the course to suit you, each one employing a range of                  our professional development courses, visit
               illustrative, practical examples to underpin the theory                www.bpp.com/pd or call our Client Care team on
               and legislation. Courses available at BPP cover all the                0845 226 2422.
               key areas – VAT, Inheritence Tax, Capital Gains Tax,
               Corporation Tax and Income Tax – together with
               more specialised subjects such as HMRC powers.


                                                                                              CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course                                                                          Location(s)
                                                                                              Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

General
Autumn Tax Update for Tax Professionals – New in 2011
Get a direct tax update covering the Finance Act and other key topical                         5.5                         £415                   £599
developments – can be combined with the Spring update to ensure full
coverage of the key issues of the tax year
Capital Expenditure – Getting the Tax Treatment Right
This course will be useful to anyone advising on major capital projects in
the UK and reviews the major changes in Finance Act 2008, what                                  3                           £239                  £309
constitutes repairs and what constitutes enhancements, the meaning of
‘plant’ and other related issues

Capital Gains Tax Refresher & Update                                                           5.5                          £415                  £599
Refresh your knowledge of the fundamental principles of CGT and get an
update on new developments
Corporation Tax – Introduction
An introduction to the UK Corporate Tax system for lawyers which covers
the key principles of corporation tax including an overview of the basic
                                                                                                6           3               £397                  £497
rules for groups of companies

Corporation Tax Refresher & Update
Refresh and update your knowledge of the fundamental rules of corporation                      5.5                          £415                  £599
tax and look at examples of typical corporate tax issues arising

Essential Annual Tax Update
Ideal for accountants working in practice or in industry this course provides                  5.5                          £415                  £599
an update on the most important developments across the main taxes

HMRC Powers & Appeals
This course updates tax practitioners on the key changes arising from the
review and harmonisation of the powers of HMRC (following the merger                            3                           £239                  £309
between the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise) and also looks at the
new system for dealing with tax appeals

Income Tax Refresher & Update
Refresh and update your knowledge of the fundamental principles of income                      5.5                          £415                  £599
tax and consider typical issues arising and some planning possibilities
Inheritance Tax Planning: Businesses, Farms & The Family Home
This one-day course will enable accountants and lawyers to advise owners                       5.5                          £415                  £599
of businesses, farms and other valuable assets on minimising exposure to
inheritance tax
                                                                                       Location(s)   CPD    Included in     Prices for non PSC delegates
Course
                                                                                                     Hours PSC electives? Member (+VAT) Non-member (+VAT)

General (cont)

Inheritance Tax Planning in Wills
A course for legal executives, trainees, support staff and private client                                6            3                   £210   £420
practitioners, focusing on ways of minimising inheritance tax for clients by
drafting their wills in an appropriate manner

Inheritance Tax Refresher & Update
Remind yourself of the basics of inheritance tax with this refresher and                                5.5                              £415    £599
update covering the key principles and main rules
International VAT – Goods & Services
Provides an overview of the structure of VAT under the EU Directives, and how                            3                               £239    £309
the tax impacts on international supplies of both goods and services and considers
the rules relating to overseas services in detail (including planning possibilities)
NIC Refresher & Update
Understand the key principles and rules relating to NICs for employers,                                  3                               £239    £309
employees and the self employed, including consideration of how those with
multiple sources liable to NIC can apply for deferral or claim refunds

Practical Aspects of Expatriate Tax
Examine the complex issues relating to internationally mobile employees,                                5.5                              £415    £599
including practical mistakes to be avoided, the underlying principles, the risk
areas and planning opportunities
Probate – Taxation Issues
An overview of inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax issues                                  3            3                  £239    £309
which are relevant in administering and minimising the tax on deceased
estates

Quarterly Tax Update for Tax Professionals
Keep up-to-date with key developments in tax through a quarterly review                                  3                               £239    £309
of important cases, legislative changes and official pronouncements

Spring Tax Update for Tax Professionals – New in 2011
Get a direct tax update covering all the key topical developments, including
important cases, official announcements and legislative changes – can be                                5.5                              £415    £599
combined with the Autumn update to ensure full coverage of the key issues
of the tax year

Tax Planning for Owner Occupiers & Buy-to-Lets
Get to grips with this subject to enable you to deal confidently with matters                            3                               £239    £309
raised by clients
Termination of Employment – Minimising The Tax & NIC
Provides a valuable understanding to personnel who advise on and deal                                    3                               £239    £309
with the tax and NIC issues arising on the termination of employment

UK Trusts – Introduction for Finance Professionals
Gain an understanding of the main law and taxation rules of trusts and                                   3                               £239    £309
become familiar with the relevant terminology

UK Taxation of Group Reorganisations
Gain an understanding of how UK tax law applies to groups of companies,                                  5.5                             £239    £309
including the benefits of group treatment and the pitfalls to be avoided

Understanding Employment Related Securities
Through interactive discussion and case studies, work through the basics of                              3                               £239    £309
unapproved and approved schemes and then look at more complex
residence issues with options, securities and other share-based remuneration
Understanding Residence, Domicile & the Remittance Basis
Gain a detailed understanding of residence, ordinary residence and domicile                              6                               £415    £599
and how they impact on tax and other liabilities

VAT for Charities
Charities pay almost £500 million in VAT every year and this course aims to                              3                               £239    £309
provide charity officers and their advisers with the knowledge to minimise
the VAT burden and to use the specific reliefs available

VAT – Planning & Pitfalls
This course considers key business areas where there are pitfalls to be                                  6                               £415    £599
avoided or planning opportunities and then goes on to consider the impact
of VAT on property transactions

VAT Refresher & Update
This course will ensure that delegates have a sound understanding of the                                5.5                              £415    £599
fundamentals of VAT and how the tax applies in business


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Online CPD training from BPP
Online learning offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional learning,
whilst providing the flexibility to fit around your busy schedule.

How does this benefit you?                                   We are constantly updating our catalogue and will be
                                                             adding the courses below very soon!
> Training can fit around fee earning
                                                             > Managers’ Guide to Employment Law
> CPD points can be collected and recorded at your
  convenience                                                > Avoiding Liability
> It’s easy to stay up-to-date at your desk                  > Generation Facebook
> All courses are delivered by experts in their field        > Generation Hangover
> You can access the courses 24/7 from any location          For organisations looking for a training solution to
  worldwide                                                  cover multiple users we can tailor a cost-effective and
                                                             flexible package to meet your needs. Combining
> Unlimited access during your 12-month subscription         online, public and in-house courses in any shape or
  period                                                     form to meet your organisations’ needs.
What’s available?
                                                             For more information, please call our Client Care
We have over a hundred courses covering topics such
                                                             team on 0845 226 2422, email enquiries@bpp.com or
as Audit, Business and Finance, Criminal, Economics,
                                                             view our courses online at
Financial Analysis, Law and Regulation,
                                                             www.bpp.com/cpd/course-directory.aspx
Family/Matrimonial, Management and more.

View our catalogue now and book on one of the
following online CPD courses:
> Contract Law – Bare Essentials
> Confidential Information and Trade Secrets
> Data Protection Act




Additional legal training
Wherever you are in your career, at BPP we have all the training
and qualifications you need, whether you want to keep things on
track or change direction.
Train to be a lawyer in the Big Apple with our New York Bar exam, qualify as a Solicitor Advocate with our
Higher Rights Advocacy Qualification, or, if you qualified in certain other jurisdictions, prepare for practice in
England and Wales by taking one of our conversion tests: the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) for
solicitors or Bar Transfer Test (BTT) for barristers. With BPP, the world really is your oyster.
New York Bar Course
A career in New York could be closer than you think. If you're looking
to become an attorney-at-law in New York, we can help you prepare
for the New York Bar exam. Even if you plan to be predominantly
UK-based, becoming dual qualified means you stand out from the
crowd, making you more marketable and enhancing your employment
opportunites in the US and the UK.
You can choose to complete the New York Bar              Location: London, Leeds, Manchester
Course as part-time consisting of a mixture of
                                                         Price: £3,095 + VAT
evenings and weekends, or alternatively as a full-time
course. All schedules comprise 175 hours of recorded     Exam in New York State: Feb 2011
lectures.
                                                         Call our Client Care team today on 0845 226 2422
Course start for Feb 2011 Exam: September                for more information and to book your place.
(Part Time) December (Full Time)
                                                         Our New York Bar Course is delivered by BPP Professional
                                                         Education on behalf of BPP Law School.
Achieve your Higher Rights of




                                                                                                                         Achieve your Higher Rights of Audience with BPP
Audience with BPP
Take the Higher Rights of Audience Qualification and represent your
clients’ cases in court, providing them with a complete service, and
saving unnecessary legal costs.
Following the launch of the new regulations in April   > Criminal Higher Rights – Advocacy
2010, we are pleased to announce our new               > Ethics & Performance (online module)
programme for both civil and criminal practitioners.
With a proven track record of excellence in training   > The Assessment
for the Higher Courts, BPP offers experience,          You can purchase the courses and assessment
expertise and assurance to all aspiring Advocates.     individually or as part of a package for £1,495 + VAT.

Our new Higher Rights programme includes:              For full course outlines, individual prices and course
                                                       dates visit www.bpp.com/higher-rights or call our
> Civil Higher Rights – Evidence & Litigation          Client Care team on 0845 226 2422.
> Civil Higher Rights – Advocacy
> Criminal Higher Rights – Evidence & Litigation       Our Higher Rights of Audience Qualification is delivered by BPP
                                                       Professional Education on behalf of BPP Law School.
Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) is a conversion test that
enables lawyers qualified in certain jurisdictions to qualify as solicitors
of England and Wales.
In an increasingly competitive world, lawyers with a         Head III – Professional Conduct
dual qualification will be able to offer a more              & Accounts
comprehensive service to clients.
                                                             Professional Conduct & Accounts covers a wide
The QLTT is available until August 2013 for candidates       syllabus, comprising Solicitors’ Accounts, Professional
who applied for a Certificate of Eligibility from the        Conduct, Financial Services and Money Laundering.
SRA prior to 31 August 2010. Any applications
submitted thereafter will be governed by the new             The Test is of three hours duration, is in two parts and
QLTS. Further details as to the QLTS will be available       candidates must pass both parts.
shortly with the first assessments expected in early
2011. To register your interest, please email our Client     Head IV – Principles of Common Law
Care team at qlts@bpp.com                                    The Principles of Common Law Test is an oral
                                                             assessment of 30-40 minutes duration. The syllabus
A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility must be            encompasses the key principles of Common Law
provided to our QLTT Client Services team prior to           including contract, tort and the English Legal System.
sitting the Test(s) (see page 124 for details).

Your Certificate of Eligibility will specify which Heads
of the QLTT you are required to sit.                         Open Book Tests
                                                             The Tests are entirely ‘open book’. Candidates may
The Heads of the QLTT                                        therefore refer to any written materials in the
There are four Heads of the QLTT. The number of              test(s), including QLTT Study Manuals, course
Heads you need to sit is governed by your qualifying         materials and notes.
jurisdiction and is prescribed by the SRA.

Head I – Property                                            Our QLTT programme is delivered by BPP Professional Education
                                                             on behalf of BPP Law School.
The syllabus covers the substantive areas of land law,
conveyancing, wills, probate and administration.

The Test is of three hours duration (with an additional
30 minutes reading time).

Head II – Litigation
The Litigation Test is offered in either Civil or Criminal
Litigation, but our courses and Study Manual cover the
Civil Litigation syllabus only.

The Test is of three hours duration (with an additional
30 minutes reading time).
The route to success with BPP




                                                                                                                   Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
Whether you opt for Classroom Courses or Home               Our extensive range of courses will provide you with
Study, choosing BPP for your QLTT tuition is the first      the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the
step in your route to success.                              Test(s), whilst offering a method of study suited to
                                                            your needs.




                                               Study Manual



                                                                        Home Study
                     Core Course
                                                                        Programme




                                             Revision Course




                                                  Mock Test




                                                         Test



                    The Study Manuals support our courses of study and are not
                                designed as stand-alone products.


                       Pass rates are significantly higher for candidates who have
                                   completed a BPP course of study.



“The core course was excellent, the trainer was very thorough and brought a real
clarity to the subjects.”

“I would like to convey my thanks to BPP. The classes were fantastic and the
materials were sufficient enough to cover every aspect of the Test.”
 Classroom Courses
   Classroom Courses

   Core Course                      The Core Course is delivered in an interactive lecture style to provide
                                    the optimum learning environment. The tutor will cover the key
                                    points of the syllabus and explain the legal principles and concepts
                                    involved. Candidates are provided with Core Course slides and a
                                    Workbook containing exercises to enhance understanding.

   Revision Course                  The Revision Course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from
                                    the Core Course (or the Home Study Programme). Each Revision
                                    Course provides a focused overview of the syllabus, together with
                                    targeted preparation for the forthcoming Test.

   Mock Test                        The Mock Test provides candidates with invaluable Test practice in
                                    advance of the actual Test(s). See page 122 for further details.

   Assured Pass Pack                Each Assured Pass Pack comprises a substantially discounted Core
                                    Course, Revision Course, Mock Test*, QLTT Study Manual and Test
                                    sitting. For more details see page 121.

   Online Lectures                  All candidates who have booked an Assured Pass Pack, Core Course,
                                    Revision Course, or Mock Test will receive access to the
                                    corresponding online courses.

                                    For example, if you book an Assured Pass Pack, you will receive
                                    access to the online Core Course, Revision Course and Mock Test
                                    lectures.

   QLTT Clinic                      To provide candidates with the best chance of success, our tutors
                                    provide an email QLTT Clinic for academic queries in the run-up to
                                    the Tests.


“In all the courses that I have been on, I can honestly
say that this was the best structured and easy to
follow.”
* Mock Tests for Heads I-III only
Assured Pass Packs
Assured Pass Pack




                                                                                                                    Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
                                                                                                                    Qualified Lawyers Transfer
To provide candidates with the best possible chance of    Head I – Property:                £1,358.75 (inc VAT)
passing the Tests, we offer the ‘Assured Pass Pack’ for                                          saving £293.75
all Heads of the QLTT.
                                                          Head II – Litigation:                  £924 (inc VAT)
Each Assured Pass Pack comprises a substantially                                                 saving £223.75
discounted Core Course, Revision Course, Mock Test
(Mock Tests for Heads I-III only), QLTT Study Manual      Head III – Professional           £1,047.38 (inc VAT)
and Test sitting.                                         Conduct & Accounts:                    saving £264.37

To demonstrate our commitment to your success,            Head IV - Principles of           £800.63 (inc VAT)




                                                                                                                    Test
if you complete all elements of the Assured Pass Pack     Common Law:                          saving £135.12
and are unsuccessful in the Test, we will offer you a
place on the next Revision Course and Test free of        Full details of the dates and options for each Head are
charge.                                                   available online at: www.bpp.com/qltt




Fast Track Assured Pass Pack – Head III                   Days 1, 2 & 3 – Core Course & Structured
                                                          Revision
For candidates required to sit Head III, we have
introduced a Fast Track option. This will appeal to       Day 4 – Mock Test
those with a limited amount of study time with all the
elements of the Assured Pass Pack condensed into          Days 5 & 6 – Self-study
seven days.
                                                          Day 7 – Test
New QLTT Home Study for 2011
From January 2011 (covering the March 2011 sitting)     The QLTT Home Study programme includes a Study




                                                                                                                 Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
the new QLTT Home Study will be available for each      Manual, Home Study Guide, Progress Tests, online
of the four Heads.                                      Core Course lectures, online tutor support, Revision
                                                        Course (online or classroom), Mock Test with online
BPP's QLTT Home Study programme is designed to          lecture and the Test fee.
fully replicate the classroom experience in an online
format – at a time and place to suit you. To provide    Our commitment to you: if you complete all
further flexibility you may opt to attend a Revision    elements of the QLTT Home Study Programme and
Course in the classroom. Mock tests can be taken in     are unsuccessful in the Test, your online access will
an online format only, which candidates should aim to   continue until the date of the next Test which you can
complete under exam conditions and then study the       sit free of charge.
solutions and marking guide.

Pricing (£500 + VAT + Study Manual (£125))

                     QLTT Home Study
  Property           £725
  Litigation         £725
  PCA                £725
  PCL                £725
How to book
                                                       How to pay
 Application Forms                                     If you are paying for your own Course(s) and Test(s):
 Please visit www.bpp.com/qltt to download
 the application forms.                                > We accept all major debit and credit cards
                                                       > We accept payments by cheque
Online
Book online by visiting www.bpp.com/qltt               If your employer is funding your Course(s) and
                                                       Test(s):
Phone
                                                       > Please complete the Authorisation to Invoice an
To make your booking over the telephone or request       Employer on the application form (available to
a booking form, simply call an experienced member of     download at www.bpp.com/qltt)
our Client Care team on 0845 226 2422.
                                                       > Payment terms: 30 days
Email
                                                       Frequently asked questions
Email qltt@bpp.com for further information on
how to apply or for a booking form.                    If you have a question or want to know more about
                                                       our courses go to our Frequently Asked Questions at:
Post                                                   www.bpp.com/qltt
If you need to book by post, you can send a request    Open evenings
for a booking form to:
                                                       For the chance to see our facilities first-hand and talk
QLTT Client Services                                   face-to-face with experienced BPP staff and tutors,
BPP Professional Education                             check the dates of our open evenings at:
5th Floor                                              www.bpp.com/qltt
Boulton House
Chorlton Street
Manchester
M1 3HY


“I would like to thank all members of the QLT T Team
who I have found to be extremely helpful with any
administration questions I had.”
Bar Transfer Test




                                                                                                                    Bar Transfer Test
The Bar Transfer Test (formerly the Bar Aptitude Test) is the transfer
test for solicitors and qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions who
wish to qualify to practise at the Bar of England and Wales. It is the Bar
equivalent of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test.
The Bar Transfer Test applies to:                          you can apply to us to take it. We organise, set and
                                                           mark the test (on behalf of the Bar Standards Board),
> European Union lawyers                                   and also run the preliminary advocacy training
> solicitors admitted in England and Wales or              programme in preparation for it.
  Northern Ireland                                         The test is held over one week in April and September
> Northern Ireland barristers                              each year.
> Scottish advocates                                       How do I apply?
> Hong Kong barristers                                     Your first step should be to apply to practise at the
> practitioners in other jurisdictions                     Bar of England and Wales. To do this, please contact:

Fees                                                       The Qualifications Committee,
                                                           Bar Standards Board,
For details, visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
                                                           289-293 High Holborn
                                                           London WC1V 7HZ
Admission requirements                                     Tel: 020 7611 1444
                                                           www.barstandardsboard.org.uk
The requirements for transfer to the Bar of England
and Wales for qualified lawyers are:
                                                           Once you have approval from the Bar Standards
> to seek the approval of the Qualifications               Board's Qualifications Committee to take the test, you
  Committee of the Bar Standards Board to practise         can apply directly to BPP Law School using our
  at the Bar of England and Wales                          application form online at:
                                                           www.bpplawschool.com/apply-now
> to join one of the Inns of Court
> to undertake pupillage as specified by the
  Qualifications Committee
Therefore, if you wish to transfer to the Bar, you first
need to get approval from the Qualifications
Committee at the Bar Standards Board, who will
usually require you to take the Bar Transfer Test, or
certain sections of it. When you have approval from
the Bar Standards Board to take the Bar Transfer Test,
In-house / tailor-made




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corporate programmes
BPP helps organisations to achieve success by ensuring that they can
recruit, develop and retain the best possible trainees and employees.
BPP now provides training programmes on an in-house basis to
many of the FTSE 100 and 350 – but it's not limited to our standard
programmes. We also offer individually tailored versions of existing
programmes or completely bespoke solutions – and, because of
BPP's degree-awarding powers, they come with full academic
accreditation.
BPP College was granted degree-awarding powers in            bodies, and regularly updated to take into account
September 2007, in recognition of our quality and            new methodology, regulatory changes and business
excellence. This means that in addition to the               theories. Recently developed programmes have
standard, academically certified programmes outlined         included a bespoke MBA programme for a large
in this prospectus, we are also able to customise            international law firm, a top talent programme for a
existing programmes or develop bespoke programmes            world famous global technology company, a bespoke
to precisely suit your needs – all underpinned by the        graduate training scheme for a national public sector
academic rigour you expect from us. We can even              body and a series of interactive Business Simulations
validate existing in-house training programmes or            for the graduate intake of a major international
design new programmes with a specific sector focus.          accounting and consulting firm.
We can tailor study modes, too, working with you to          We cover a wide range of professions from banking to
create flexible full-time or part-time programmes to         finance and from leadership to sales. Whatever your
be delivered at our own superbly equipped centres, in        area of business, whether you are looking to sponsor
the workplace or anywhere in the world via e-learning.       trainees on existing programmes, tailor a programme
BPP's e-learning option has been developed as an             to your needs or provide rigorous training in-house,
effective alternative to classroom training – particularly   BPP prepares trainees for the real world – your world.
useful where you have a large, geographically
                                                             To find out more about our corporate offering,
dispersed function. With BPP you really do have the
                                                             request a dedicated brochure from admissions
flexibility to study wherever you want, whenever you
                                                             by calling 0845 077 5566 – or ask to speak
want – and you are always guaranteed the same
                                                             directly to one of our business development
quality of delivery.
                                                             team to discuss your organisation’s individual
Naturally, all BPP's tutors are experts in their field –     training needs.
many of them practitioners with industry experience.
Programme content is also academically rigorous and
continually reviewed through our close associations
with leading companies, organisations and professional
Life after BPP (xBPP)
Completing your programme at BPP Law School is just the first step –
we are committed to supporting you as you develop and grow
throughout your career, from simply keeping you up-to-speed with
news about your contemporaries to providing you with practical
benefits and opportunities to help you progress further.

xBPP – BPP’s alumni network                                In addition, you will receive the quarterly xBPP
                                                           e-newsletter emailed directly to your inbox. This
Your connection with BPP and your fellow students          keeps you up-to-date with the latest news both from
and delegates doesn’t have to end when you complete        BPP and from some of our notable alumni. It also
your course. In fact, we actively encourage our            features details about some of the ways you can
alumnis to stay in touch – with us, and with each other.   remain involved in the life of the law school after your
To make this possible, graduates of BPP Law School         programme has finished, such as through our
programmes* are invited to join xBPP, our alumni           innovative ‘Access to Practice’ scheme.
association. xBPP provides members with a range of
benefits free of charge including:                         For more information on xBPP, please visit:
                                                           www.bpplawschool.com/alumni
> social events and reunions
> professional and networking events
> discounts on further study at BPP

* Excludes CPD.
Visit us
We are always happy to show you around any of our       > meet current BPP students and members of our
law schools.                                              alumni who are now working in practice
We also run open days and evenings during the week      > see the quality of BPP’s facilities and resources
and at weekends for you to meet our staff and ask any
                                                        All event dates can be found on our website. If these
questions you may have. These sessions provide a fun
                                                        dates are not suitable, please contact admissions to
and interactive way to:
                                                        arrange a personal tour at a time convenient for you.
> find out more information about your                  BPP participates in numerous law fairs and university
  chosen programme
                                                        careers events throughout the year.
> sample our teaching
                                                        Please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/visit_us for
> obtain specialist careers advice                      more information.




Contact us
If you have any queries about undergraduate             For enquiries about PSC, CPD, QLTT, NYB or HRAQ
degrees, masters degrees, the GDL, the LPC,             or to book a course, please contact our Client Care
the BPTC, the Summer School or Revision                 team:
programmes, or would like to book a place on
one of our open days or evenings, or arrange a
personal tour, please contact admissions:
                                                        Client Care team
                                                        BPP
                                                        5th Floor
Admissions                                              Boulton House
BPP University College of Professional Studies          Chorlton Street
Aldine House                                            Manchester M1 3HY
Aldine Place                                            Tel: 0845 226 2422
142-144 Uxbridge Road                                   Fax: 0161 237 9650
London                                                  Email: enquiries@bpp.com
W12 8AW                                                 Web: www.bpp.com/pd
Tel: 0845 077 5566
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: admissions@bpp.com
Web: www.bpplawschool.com
Funding and scholarships
BPP offers a fully flexible approach to fee payment including funding options
with partner banks, scholarships, bursaries and a range of special student
discounts. For information about fees for all programmes, please visit
www.bpplawschool.com/fees
Special offers                                                   NatWest Professional Trainee Loan for
> Students attending our short programmes who then go            BPP Law School students
  on to study one of our degree or professional                  BPP has an arrangement with NatWest whereby full-time
  programmes will receive a 20% refund on their short            students on the GDL, LPC or BPTC can apply for a
  programme fees                                                 Professional Trainee Loan of up to £25,000 to cover their
> BPP offers a 20% discount to current or former BPP GDL,        programme fees and expenses. Part-time students on the
  LPC or BVC/BPTC students starting the LLM                      GDL, LPC or BPTC can apply to borrow up to the cost of
  (Commercial Law), LLM (Comparative Law), LLM                   the programme fees.
  (Financial Regulation and Compliance) or LLM                   For further details and to apply, speak to a
  (International Business Law) in 2011                           NatWest Graduate Manager nearest to your chosen
                                                                 BPP Law School:
BPP’s scholarship scheme
                                                                 Birmingham: 0121 633 7085
To widen access to the legal profession, BPP operates a
scholarship scheme for exceptional individuals                   Bristol: 0117 958 5767
demonstrating a strong desire and level of commitment to
                                                                 Leeds: 0113 244 0316
qualify as a lawyer.
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Qualification for the scheme is based on a number of criteria
including academic ability and financial need. For further       Manchester: 0161 274 3987
details of the generous scholarships available, please visit:
                                                                 Or to contact a Graduate Manager near where you live,
www.bpplawschool.com/funding_and_scholarships
                                                                 go to: www.natwest.com/bpp
Annual competition with Lawyer 2B                                (Over 18s only. Terms and conditions apply.)
BPP partners Lawyer 2B to run a competition each year
offering a free place on both the GDL and the LPC. The
competition is launched in October and details can be found
at: www.bpplawschool.com/                                        Payment Plans
funding_and_scholarships or
www.thelawyer.com/lawyer2b                                       To help spread the cost we offer payment plans, including
                                                                 monthly installments on many of our programmes.
                                                                 For details, please visit: www.bpplawschool.com/fees
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
The SRA offers a bursary scheme for GDL and LPC                  Student finance including student loans
students along with a Diversity Access scheme to which BPP
                                                                 If you are intending to study the LLB or LLB (Business Law)
donates several free places each year.
                                                                 then you may be eligible for student finance. For more
Closing date for receipt of applications is usually in           information on student finance and how to apply, please
April prior to the start of your programme in September.         visit: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
For more information, please contact the SRA:
                                                                 Other funding options
Tel: 0870 606 2555
Web: www.sra.org.uk                                              There are a number of other funding options available.
                                                                 For further details, please visit:
Earning while learning                                           www.bpplawschool.com/funding_and_scholarships

If you are concerned about funding your qualification, all
BPP’s programmes are available in part-time study modes
offering flexibility to balance your studies with work, family
and personal commitments.
More than 500 law firms, companies, not-for-profit organisations and government departments choose to sponsor their
employees to study at BPP Law School, including:

Aaron & Partners ABN Amro Bank NV ABN AMRO Management Services ACCA Accidents Direct
Addleshaw Goddard Afro Asian Advisory Service Air France AMJ Solicitors Ann Blyth-Cook & Co
Armitage Sykes Arnold & Porter Ashurst Bailey Smailes Heap Marshall Baker & McKenzie
Barclays Estates & Trusts Barlow Lyde & Gilbert Batchelors Solicitors Bates Wells & Braithwaite BBC
Beachcroft       Berrymans      Lace     Mawer        Bestway       Foundation      Bevan      Brittan    Bird    &     Bird
Birketts Blake Lapthorn Linnell Blavo & Co Solicitors Bond Pearce Boodle Hatfield Bookman & Company Breeze & Wyles
Solicitors Brionco (services) Bristows British Airways Browne Jacobson Bryan Cave BT Burges Salmon Burnley Borough
Council Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Capgemini UK Capita Carlton Landmarks Properties Carter-Ruck
Catalyst     Investment      Group      Challenger       Banks      Charles     Russell     Charles     Taylor    Consulting
Chhokar & Co Solicitors Citibank International Citigroup Civil Service Clyde & Co CMS Cameron McKenna
Collyer Bristow Commerzbank AG Competition Appeal Tribunal Conyers Dill & Pearman
Cooper Kenyon Burrows Corren Troen Covington & Burling Cripps Harries Hall Crown Prosecution Service
Daniel & Edwards Solicitors David Price Associates Davies Arnold Cooper Dawsons Solicitors Debevoise & Plimpton
Dechert Denton Wilde Sapte Dewey & LeBouef Dickinson Dees Digiturk DLA Piper DSG Retail Dundas & Wilson
Eatons Solicitors EC Harris Edwin Coe Église Protestante Ella Cheong Spruson & Ferguson
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman EMI Records Emirates Group Headquarters English Partnerships
Equant Holdings UK Equity Trust Fund Ernst & Young Evans Hart Eversheds F. Bamford & Co.
Farrar & Co Fashion Box Spa FDR Field Fisher Waterhouse Financial Services Authority
Finers Stephens Innocent Fisher Scoggins Waters Foy Solicitors Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
G M Wilson Solicitors Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors Galbraith Branley Solicitors General Medical Council
Geoffrey Searle Planning Solicitors Global Strategies Group (UK) Goodman Derrick Gordons
Gould and Swayne Solicitors Government Legal Service Government of Gibralter Greater London Authority
Greenwoods Solicitors Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust Haden Building Management Hallett & Co
Hammonds Harbottle & Lewis Harkin Lloyd Harman & Harman Hayes Burcombe & Co
HCL       Hanne       &     Co      Herbert      Smith       Hextalls     HM       Revenue       &     Customs     Hobsons
Hogan       Lovells       Holman      Fenwick        &      Willan       Homeline       Enterprises      Howes       Percival
HSBC Bank HSBC Holdings Hunton & Williams Ikie Solicitors Ince & Co Inesons Irwin Mitchell
Isle of Man Government Jersey Government Jones Day Joseph Hill & Co JP Morgan Chase Bank
JP     Morgan     Securities   Maxwell Alves          Solicitors     Keeble     Hawson      Solicitors   Kendall   Freeman
Kenyon Son & Craddock Keoghs Solicitors K & L Gates Knowles KPMG International Kroll KSB Law
Kwelm Employment Services Landwell Lattey & Dawe Lawdit Solicitors LG Laytons Solicitors
Legal     Services     Commission       Lewis     Silkin     Liddell    and     Company       Lighthouse     IFA    (Devon)
Logica CMG Lu Oliphant Solicitors Macfarlanes Man Investments Manches Manoj Ladwa Martineau Johnson Mayer Brown
MB      Law     McCormicks       McDermott Will           &     Emery     McDonald's       McGrigors      Memery     Crystal
Mercer Merrick Kelleher Michael Lewin Solicitors Michael Simkins Middle Temple Mills & Reeve
Mishcon de Reya Mitsubishi Trust International Morgan Cole Morrish Solicitors MRN Leeds
Mundays        Solicitors     Myer       Wolff       Solicitors       Myers,      Fletcher      &      Gordon       Nabarro
Norton Rose Norwich Union Legal Services O'Melveny & Myers Ocado Office of Fair Trading Ofgem
O'garra Oliver Fisher Olswang Orange Orrick Osborne Clarke Paisleys Pannone Payne Hicks Beach
Pemberton Greenish Peninsula Penningtons Solicitors Phillips Solicitors Pini Bingham & Partners
Portmans         Praxis      Partners       PricewaterhouseCoopers             Pritchard      Englefield       QM      Legal
RadcliffesLeBrasseur Raven Housing Trust RBS Reed Executive Reed Smith Warner Cranston
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Richards Butler Roiter Zucker Solicitors Rollits Solicitors Roscoes Solicitors
Royds      Russell-Cooke      Solicitors     Sanctuary      Group       Serious     Fraud     Office     Sharpe    Pritchard
Shearman       &    Sterling    Shoosmiths      Shulmans       Solicitors    Sidley Austin        Simmons      &   Simmons
Sir Robert McAlpine SJ Berwin Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (UK) Slaughter and May
Stapleton Gardner Solicitors States of Guernsey Steele Raymond Stephenson Harwood Switalski's Solicitors
Taylor Wessing Teva UK The Law Society The Max Gold Partnership Thompsons Solicitors
Thornhill Investment Management Thos Boyd Whyte Total UK Travers Smith UKAEA Unilever Universal Pictures
University of York Wakefield Council Walker Morris Walkers Waltons & Morse Ward Hadaway Solicitors
Wates Construction Watson, Farley & Williams Wedlake Bell Weil Gotshal & Manges White & Case
Williams & Co Willis Winckworth Sherwood Withers Wollastons Solicitors Wragge & Co
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