Bristol Institute, Central Law go nationwide with part-time LPC

The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice has teamed up with Central Law ­Training (CLT) to launch a nationwide part-time LPC.

The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice has teamed up ;with ;Central ;Law ­Training (CLT) to launch a nationwide part-time LPC.

Bristol Institute is ­planning to run a part-time weekend course from premises at Coventry, Manchester Metropolitan and Southampton ;Solent ­universities from ­September 2009, when rules on the way the LPC is taught are relaxed. It is also in advanced negotiations with a London institution.

Steve Dinning, head of Bristol Institute, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to deliver a top-quality course on a national basis at a competitive price. The ­programme will be based upon our flagship Bristol course and will be delivered using existing facilities at key locations across the ­country.”

Bristol Institute, which lost out on the lucrative City LPC consortium contract to BPP Law School last year, plans to target small to medium-sized law firms for its new course and is ­hoping to tap into contacts made by CLT, which specialises in post-qualification training.

The institute is hoping to have around 100 students enrolled at each site in the next three years.

Maurice Cook, director of Bristol Institute, added:
“We believe we have a ­programme that will be popular, as it will be of
high quality and very ­competitively priced.”

Manchester Metropolitan, which will continue to provide its own LPC ­programme, is expected to become a partner.

The course is subject to validation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.