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BPP LPC help. 3Days?

Jane Smith

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h1, good to know.
This on the Hub announcements section might be useful for those who have not seen it - says online exams remain (unless you choose in person exams which also are possible). My twins have already chosen online as it worked fine for the PGDL and avoids risks of travel delays etc.




Dear All

I’m sure many of you saw the Legal Cheek article a week or so ago about the LPC students returning to in-person exams and I just wanted to put your mind at rest. It is correct that the SRA’s approval to run exams remotely in response to Covid-19 was only a temporary measure and the SRA made it clear that LPC providers should return to in-person exams as soon as the UK government lifted social distancing restrictions.
BPP has been successfully running online exams, via our Inspera online assessment platform, since March 2020 and we have received some very positive student feedback about the benefits of sitting exams online, e.g., sitting an exam in familiar surroundings, removes the risk of travel disruption travelling to an assessment centre, avoids the stress of mixing with other students at the assessment centres – all talking about what they have revised! We have also run student focus groups during the pandemic and the clear message from students was that they would like exams to continue online post-pandemic. BPP therefore applied to the SRA for permanent approval to run exams online (post-pandemic). BPP’s application was successful and we have approval to continue running LPC exams online. We know that online exams do not suit all students and so, as you are aware, we are offering our students the choice between online or a paper exam in an assessment centre (possibly at an external venue).
 

AOD

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For those doing the LLM who also have a TC for September 2022 (if there is anyone): are you submitting the LRR project in May or August? BPP couldn't give me any clear information on whether this should affect my other results becoming available before September. They've asked me to get in touch with my firm, but they've not responded yet and the deadline to submit the early submission form is tomorrow...
 

R203

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    h1, good to know.
    This on the Hub announcements section might be useful for those who have not seen it - says online exams remain (unless you choose in person exams which also are possible). My twins have already chosen online as it worked fine for the PGDL and avoids risks of travel delays etc.




    Dear All

    I’m sure many of you saw the Legal Cheek article a week or so ago about the LPC students returning to in-person exams and I just wanted to put your mind at rest. It is correct that the SRA’s approval to run exams remotely in response to Covid-19 was only a temporary measure and the SRA made it clear that LPC providers should return to in-person exams as soon as the UK government lifted social distancing restrictions.
    BPP has been successfully running online exams, via our Inspera online assessment platform, since March 2020 and we have received some very positive student feedback about the benefits of sitting exams online, e.g., sitting an exam in familiar surroundings, removes the risk of travel disruption travelling to an assessment centre, avoids the stress of mixing with other students at the assessment centres – all talking about what they have revised! We have also run student focus groups during the pandemic and the clear message from students was that they would like exams to continue online post-pandemic. BPP therefore applied to the SRA for permanent approval to run exams online (post-pandemic). BPP’s application was successful and we have approval to continue running LPC exams online. We know that online exams do not suit all students and so, as you are aware, we are offering our students the choice between online or a paper exam in an assessment centre (possibly at an external venue).
    Thank you Jane! Just wondering how would I be able to access the announcement section on the Hub?

    Also, do you guys know how the LPC/LLM work (the one with LRR and the negotiation module)? Because I didn't opt in to it and wanted to make sure that I am sticking purely with the full-time LPC. Did those who want to do the LPC LLM have to opt-in through a form or by emailing or something?

    Just wanted to make sure I dont have to do the two extra modules in the end.

    Thanks all!
     
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    R203

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    For those doing the LLM who also have a TC for September 2022 (if there is anyone): are you submitting the LRR project in May or August? BPP couldn't give me any clear information on whether this should affect my other results becoming available before September. They've asked me to get in touch with my firm, but they've not responded yet and the deadline to submit the early submission form is tomorrow...
    Hi AOD! Did you manage to send in a query or reach out to your personal tutor? Hopefully they can push back the deadline for a bit based on your circumstances - also, I think firms have a correspondence with BPP as well so if you asked your firm they might be able to assist you soon!!

    Btw, just wanted to know whether you had to opt-in to do the LLM LPC (the two extra modules)? Because I don’t plan on doing the LLM LPC and am afraid that perhaps I might have to opt out or something if not I’m assumed to want to do the two extra modules.

    Thanks so much AOD!
     
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    SS1

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    For those doing the LLM who also have a TC for September 2022 (if there is anyone): are you submitting the LRR project in May or August? BPP couldn't give me any clear information on whether this should affect my other results becoming available before September. They've asked me to get in touch with my firm, but they've not responded yet and the deadline to submit the early submission form is tomorrow...
    I'm doing the LPC/LLM in Birmingham and we were told that if we choose the August submission all results (LPC + LLM) will be available at the same time in October.
     
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    Jane Smith

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    R203: I believe people are not opted into the LLM unless they applied for that. My sons are not doing it. It might say on your original "Welcome to BPP" email what your registration is eg my sons' said - you are now registered on the LPC (rather than saying LPC/LLM).

    How to find the Announcement section in the hub: Home page then on left hand side list click My Learning. Then on that page scroll down (in my twins' case it is quite a way to scroll as they have about 15 sections for the PGDL from last year still on there) to "LPC Legal Practice Course and LLM Legal Practice Course Programme Information". Then click on "Announcements and Important Information" Then on that page is an "Announcements Boards" and a blue hyperlink to "September 2021 full time London" and it is there.


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    AOD

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    Hi AOD! Did you manage to send in a query or reach out to your personal tutor? Hopefully they can push back the deadline for a bit based on your circumstances - also, I think firms have a correspondence with BPP as well so if you asked your firm they might be able to assist you soon!!

    Btw, just wanted to know whether you had to opt-in to do the LLM LPC (the two extra modules)? Because I don’t plan on doing the LLM LPC and am afraid that perhaps I might have to opt out or something if not I’m assumed to want to do the two extra modules.

    Thanks so much AOD!
    Apologies for replying so late, I have just seen your reply.

    I reached out to my personal tutor and she advised me to speak to the firm to see what they say. However, the firm hasn't replied yet, so I had to apply for early submission just to avoid issues (there was a deadline for the early submission form). I am sure I'll be fine, I will just need to be very organised with my time in March - May time, but I already have a couple of ideas around topic/arguments, so hopefully it won't be too bad.

    I had to opt in when I applied for the course and BPP also double checked before sending me the final offer to study with them, so I wouldn't worry about it. If in doubt, check if you had any extra session on Friday 10th September in your timetable. Those were LLM specific. However, from what I understood from people, it's quite easy to drop the LLM even if you wanted to do it to start with.
     

    Jane Smith

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    My sons, by the way, have bought "LPC Answered - Core Modules" which looks quite good and came this morning, although I am sure the BPP LPC provided materials are more than enough with which to pass and do well.

    Also on the Hub today (21st) there is a new notice in the Announcements Section most of which information people will know but it does mention eg remind people to check their study planner and that this week there is " Independent Study - prepare Business Accounts Workbook Chapter 1".

    It also says the Company Law Handbook will be received "very shortly" and sets out how you can access it online.
     
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    Jane Smith

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    This will not affect most people but there is a new announcement on the Hub that there are still a lot of new people joining the course and if a current group even so remains too small they may "collapse the group"/ move people to a different group.

    It also says if there is staff sickness it may be hard to tell the 9am class that in advance and that they will do all they can [particularly my sons who have to leave home before 8am to get there]. They will try to find another lecturer for the same timed session and if not may move people to a different time/day.

    There is a separate message there about pro bono work too (which my son found very useful last year on the PGDL but I don't think mine will be doing it this year).
    Also it may vary from tutor to tutor but mine have been asked to email a time/date on a certain day of the week for a 13 min telephone one to one with tutor and should have a think about elective choices before then.
    One has also had a notice a book has been despatched to him - presumably Company Law Handbook. [ It arrived today]
     
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