Professional Legal Practice (DPLP)

Robert Gordon University


The flexible Diploma in Professional Legal Practice enables you to train further to practice as a solicitor in Scotland and is a PEAT 1 accredited course by the Law Society of Scotland. Throughout the vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland.

You will study all mandatory modules and three from a list of options which includes Employment Practice and Advanced Civil Litigation. You will be taught by solicitors in practice and will learn through practical teaching and materials.

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to the Diploma course entrants require to obtain passes in certain "core" subjects (prerequisite professional subjects) in their LLB Degree from a Scottish university.

Alternatively you will have undertaken a pre-Diploma training contract and completed the Law Society of Scotland's professional qualifying examinations.

Those wishing to apply for a place on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice:

Will graduate LLB from Robert Gordon University this year, or earlier; OR Are engaged on a pre-Diploma Training Contract. Will graduate LLB from another Scottish University this year or earlier

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


The Law School

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Law (Professional)

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