Each year, we survey our outgoing Diploma students to gather information on a range of topics including where they studied, whether they have secured traineeships, career aspirations and what careers support they have received during university. The results are an important indicator for student experience of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice course and give us essential insight into how we can better support our future members.

This year, we noticed that there were some general themes emerging from Diploma students’ comments. We have compiled responses to the most common questions below. These will hopefully prove useful to those who asked them, but also to future Diploma students so they can anticipate these factors when planning ahead for their careers.



Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

A mandatory one-year course that makes you day one-ready to start your traineeship. The Diploma is currently offered at six universities in Scotland.