Professional Skills Course - Advocacy & Communication

Kaplan Altior
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3 days
505 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: 24/09/2019 - London
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Professional Skills Course - Advocacy & Communication

Professional Skills Course - Advocacy & Communication - A 3-day training course by Kaplan Altior

This comprehensive training module covering Advocacy and Communication skills is a part of the PSC training programme. The course is part of the mandatory training for all trainee solicitors and others wishing to qualify as solicitors.

Overall, the Professional Skills Course is made of 3 core modules. In addition, trainees must complete 24 hours of elective courses, half of which must be face to face tuition. FCILEX and some Magistrates' Court Clerks are exempt from the electives.

Kaplan Altior is a Law Society/SRA accredited provider of the PSC since the inception of the course. They offer the practical, relevant and engaging programme, led by specialist trainers with considerable experience as practitioners and trainers and a 100% examination success rate on most of their courses.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Professional Skills Course is the mandatory course for all trainee solicitors and others wishing to qualify as solicitors. The PSC training programmes should be completed within a trainee's 2 year training contract. To have more flexibility throughout the training programme and to study your preferred choice of electives, it is always best to plan your PSC early on in your training contract.

Kaplan Altior have unparalleled experience in delivering training and assessment programmes for legal professionals and law firms across England and Wales. Their programmes are available for professionals at every stage of their career and across the whole spectrum of legal entities.

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • You will be able to deal with client care issues in a more competent manner on a day to day basis within your firms.
  • You will have a better understanding of how to manage your time and client matters more effectively.
  • You will have improved your ability to deal complaints and difficult clients.
  • You will have improved your ability to deal with the topics discussed today when faced with issues relating to them in practice.
  • You will have a better understanding of how to help manage risk within your practice.
  • You will understand the financial principles used when managing company and client accounts.
  • On completion of the advocacy module, trainees should be able to exercise the rights of audience available on admission in the civil and criminal courts.

Training Course Content

The following modules are available:

  • Client Care: 1 day (Classroom or Live Online)
  • Professional Standards: 1 day (Classroom or Live Online)
  • Financial & Business Skills: 3 days (Classroom or Live Online. Exam Classroom)
  • Advocacy & Communication Skills: 3 days


The cost of this training module is £505 + VAT per delegate.

Package Options:

PSC core plus 24 hours of electives (with coursework) £1275.00 (+vat)

PSC core plus Higher Rights training £1785.00 (+vat)

PSC core plus Higher Rights training and assessment £2185.00 (+vat)

PSC core only (FCilex or Equivalent means) £1085.00 (+vat)

FBS online exam preparation module £45.00 (+vat)

Provider: Kaplan Altior

Kaplan Altior - Legal training courses & qualifications

Kaplan Altior have been providing training and consulting services to the legal profession for over 40 years. With a broad training portfolio, including CPD courses for solicitors, higher court advocates, barristers, paralegals, Professional Skills Course (PSC), Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP),...

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Reviews by course attendees

Ben Richardson
I've recommended Kaplan to friends of mine who are due to complete their TC. The tutors who conducted the advocacy were fantastic. Really enjoyed the course.
Nicole Bridgman, Farleys
I enjoyed the teaching from experienced tutors and I felt that the course improved my skills and confidence.
Sara Snook, Devonshires
I learnt so many valuable lessons from my course, I was positively encouraged and given constant feedback, which made me feel comfortable and eager to improve.
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