Trainee CPD

Trainee CPD

Our Trainee CPD (TCPD) programme is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.

It allows legal trainees to work towards achievement and demonstration of the PEAT 2 prescribed Learning Outcomes. Courses and can be chosen from any of the courses listed below.  The timetable is subject to change.  If less than seven participants register for one course, we reserve the right to cancel that course.

We offer two trainee packages designed to help you and your employer get the best value from your investment:

Option 1- 40 accredited hours which trainees are required to complete by the Law Society of Scotland over the 2 year period of traineeship; or
Option 2 - 60 accredited hours which covers the total hours required by the Law Society of Scotland over the 2 year period of traineeship.

TCPD courses

Courses listed by core skills

Our core skills courses are an excellent way to build a strong foundation for practising law.

Courses listed by technical skills

Our technical courses are taught wholly or partially in our mock courtroom to give trainees a taste of what it's like to be in court.

Courses listed by specialist expertise

Our specialist courses focus on particular aspects of the law and show both the theoretical and practical side of each area.


Option 1 - 40 accredited hours of Trainee CPD

This package allows you to source a total of 40 accredited TCPD hours from our list of courses, enabling you to choose the most relevant courses to your stage and area of practice as you progress through your traineeship.  For example, you may wish in the first year to concentrate on core skills, such as team working or technical skills such as advocacy.

The fee for this option from 1 July 2015 is £1,200 (VAT is not applicable). If your firm would like to pay by invoice, please fill in the TCPD registration form. Online payments should be made via the registration link below.

To select a new course at any point during the year, please contact law-cpe@glasgow.ac.uk .

 

Register here


Option 2 - 60 accredited hours of Trainee CPD

This package allows you to source a total of 60 accredited TCPD hours from our list of courses, enabling you to choose the most relevant courses to your stage and area of practice as you progress through your traineeship.  For example, you may wish in the first year to concentrate on core skills, such as team working or technical skills such as advocacy.

The fee for this option from 1 July 2015 is £1,800 (VAT is not applicable). If your firm would like to pay by invoice, please fill in the TCPD registration form. Online payments should be made via the registration link below.

To select a new course at any point during the year, please contact law-cpe@glasgow.ac.uk .

 

Register here


Law Society of Scotland requirements

Over the course of a traineeship, you are required to undertake a minimum of 60 hours of TCPD:

  • A minimum of 40 hours of the minimum 60 hours must come from an authorised provider.
  • Between months nine and 15 of a traineeship, you are required to undertake the mandatory ethics course. This is the only mandatory element of TCPD and must be of at least four hours' training and come from an authorised provider.
  • The Society would expect that a minimum of 30 hours of TCPD should normally have been undertaken by month 15 of the traineeship but this is not a requirement.
  • Trainees should note that, should they wish to be admitted as a solicitor after the first year of their training contact has been completed, they will require to have completed a minimum of 20 hours of TCPD.

Further information on traineeships can be found on the Law Society of Scotland's 'Qualifying and education' webpages.


Cancellation policy

We require 48 hours notice of cancellation for all TCPD courses.

In the event of cancellation less than 48 hours in advance of a course, delegates will have the 'accredited hours' applicable to that course deducted from their package.  Similarly if a class has been booked and the delegate does not turn up.