I've got a training contract and I'll be doing my LPC part time alongside it, and I think I want to go to BPP in Holborn. I'm now wondering what my best option is:
-Do my training contract part time (so it will take a little longer) and do the LPC on Mondays and Fridays.
-Do my training contract full time but do the LPC on every other Saturday/every third weekend.
Does anyone have any experience doing the part time LPC alongside a full time job? How did you find it?
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- Thread Starter
- 28-03-2016 23:00
- 29-03-2016 01:06
I know someone who did the LPC part time whilst working full time. I think you will be very busy doing it this way.
However, do what you feel most comfortable with.
- 10-04-2016 15:08
I study the LPC part time whilst working full time as a paralegal (though my firm have given me a TC).
I find it hard as a paralegal doing it part time whilst working full time. Im at BPP, I do 2 evenings a week but the prep means you're looking at on average 16 hours a week, plus exams. I didn't realise it would be this hard!
If I could, I would do part time LPC, part time work. I don't have that option due to personal circumstances (mortgage etc.).
BPP are generally really flexible with you though- theres some times I can't go on an evening and they let me go to the Saturday classes. They are sympathetic to part time students too, I just wouldn't advise full time work where you have a choice.
I also find that doing the evening class means it is more fluid/structured. The danger with a saturday class is that you have 3 sessions of 2 hours each, every other week. Which means students cram their prep. Doing it more regularly can make it more manageable