How much does the PSC cost?

  • Robert Greene
  • Tuesday 07th December
  • 2 min read

If you study the Professional Skills Course (PSC) at The University of Law (one of the leading PSC providers), you will have several course options to choose from. These include individual modules and cost-effective packages. In this article, we explain the fees for the core modules on the PSC.

What are the core modules?

The PSC is made up of three core modules and four electives. The core modules are Financial and Business Skills, Advocacy and Communication Skills, and Client Care and Professional Standards.

These modules are known as the “compulsory core” and involve 48 hours of training with assessments delivered over eight days. The subject areas are reinforced by written standards, which are set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

The SRA recommends that delegates complete the PSC during their period of recognised training or training contract. In particular, the SRA recommends that trainees complete the Client Care and Professional Standards core module after completing the first six months of their training. 

Together with the 24 hours of electives, the compulsory core makes up the PSC. You cannot be admitted as a solicitor by the SRA until you have completed the PSC.

How much do the core modules cost? 

At The University of Law, the core modules can be booked individually or as a package. If you book the core modules individually, the cost is as follows: 

  • Financial and Business Skills: £465 + VAT; 
  • Advocacy and Communications: £550 + VAT; and 
  • Client Care and Professional Standards: £380 + VAT.

That is a total of £1,395 + VAT. 

Alternatively, you can book a cost-effective package that suits your needs. The University of Law offers the following packages:

  •  “All Core Modules": £1,175 + VAT. This package includes all three core modules and is £200 cheaper (before VAT) than booking the core modules individually. 
  • “Pick and Mix”: £1,435 + VAT. This package includes the core modules plus four electives. 
  •  “PSC and Higher Rights training”: £1,895 + VAT. This package includes the PSC core modules and the Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) course only.
  •  “PSC, Higher Rights training and assessment”: £2,295 + VAT. This package includes the PSC core modules, the HRA course, and the cost of the assessments. 

If you book a package, you do not have to select the dates for all your modules at the time of booking. This allows you flexibility when picking your dates. 

To see the cost of the elective modules, check out our article, “How much do elective PSC modules cost?”

Alumni discount

The University of Law Alumni benefit from a 10% discount on the PSC fees. 

Who pays for the PSC?

According to the SRA, your employer must pay the fees, and any reasonable travel expenses incurred, for your first attempt at the PSC. 

Employers are not obliged to offer trainees paid study leave to prepare for the PSC, however, they can do so at their discretion. 

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