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CPD and short courses

Online CPD courses are a flexible study option for you to extend your knowledge and understanding of the law in your working practice, develop your skills and confidence, and progress in your career. We also provide Trainee CPD (TCPD) for trainee solicitors in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Law School is recognised as one of the leading institutions in the field of medical law and ethics and has been offering online courses in law and medical ethics since 2006. 

This online course covers all of the fundamental aspects of contemporary health care and law required to assist all areas of counsel, issues in staff and patient management, and assist successful patient contact.

Find out more about our online Law and Medical Ethics course

Edinburgh Law School is a world-leading centre for the study of European Law. In 1968, we established the UK’s first research centre dedicated to European legal affairs, the Europa Institute.

This online course provides an introduction to the law of the European Union (EU) with a focus on its applicability in the domestic setting(s) of the United Kingdom.

Find out more about our online EU Law course

Trainee continuing professional development (TCPD) is a requirement, by the Law Society of Scotland, for the professional qualification of trainee solicitors during your traineeship. During your two-year traineeship you are required to undertake a minimum of 60 hours (of which 40 hours must be from a licensed provider and include at least four hours on ethics).

Find out more about our Trainee CPD courses