The following general subject headings are covered in the certificate course

Practice and Procedure in:
High Court, Chancery, Family Law, County Court/Consumer Law, Criminal Procedure (both summary and on indictment), Evidence, Conveyancing, Company Law & Partnership, Insolvency, Tribunals, Accounts, Enforcement of Judgements, PACE, Professional Conduct, Wills, Revenue, Administration of Estates, Licensing, Legal Aid and Human Rights.

Skills Training in:
Legal Writing and Drafting, negotiation, advocacy, client care including interviewing, legal research (including computer-based research) and practice management.

Institute trainees are also encouraged to take advantage of the many courses run by the university’s language centre and to make full use of the university’s student computer centre facilities and the Institute's IT suite.