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Lawscot Trainee CPD Programme
The Lawscot Trainee CPD programme is open to Scottish qualified legal trainees anywhere in the world and is able to be completed entirely online.

We currently offer five different modules which support the achievement of PEAT 2 outcomes:

  • Professionalism (module 1)
  • Professional ethics and standards (module 2)
  • Professional communication (module 3)
  • Business, commercial, financial and practice awareness (module 4)
  • O Shaped Lawyer (module 5)

As a trainee on this programme, you will be able to choose four modules from the options above, one of which must be Module 2 in order to meet the trainee ethics course requirement. These four modules will have all 40 authorised CPD hours covered.

Trainees will also have complimentary access (up to a total of 20 hours) to our extensive webinar library, allowing you to make up the remaining 20 hours of unauthorised TCPD to combine with the 40 hours of authorised TCPD that the programme provides.

There are several available training day dates per module and you will have the opportunity to select your preference shortly after registering (this can always be amended later on). 

Each module has a corresponding training day, and there several options for each throughout the year - only one training day per module needs to be attended.


There are five modules on offer, but you only need to choose four as part of the package (please note: when selecting modules, you must include Module 2: Ethics, the other three modules may be chosen as you like).

The training days will either be delivered online via Zoom or in-person at the Law Society offices in Edinburgh. The in-person training days are: Module 1 (2 May 2024), Module 2 (25 July 2024), Module 3 (23 May 2024), Module 4 (6 June 2024)

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Module 1 training day 8 February 2024* 2 May 2024 (in person) 8 August 2024 7 November 2024
Module 2 training day 25 January 2024* 25 April 2024 25 July 2024 (in person) 24 October 2024
Module 3 training day 22 February 2024* 23 May 2024 (in person) 22 August 2024* 28 November 2024
Module 4 training day 7 March 2024* 6 June 2024 (in person) 5 September 2024 5 December 2024
Module 5 training day 29 January 2024 18 April 2024 4 July 2024 14 November 2024

Our 2025 modules will be available for booking in the new year. Modules 1 and 2 are going to be offered as half days, with trainees required to register for two half day sessions for each module. Modules 3, 4 and 5 will continue to be offered as full days.

Module 1 training day (part 1) 6 February 2025 6 May 2025 7 August 2025 6 November 2025
Module 1 training day (part 2) 13 February 2025 13 May 2025 14 August 2025 13 November 2025
Module 2 training day (part 1) 23 January 2025 24 April 2025 24 July 2025 23 October 2025
Module 2 training day (part 2) 30 January 2025 30 April 2025 31 July 2025 29 October 2025
Module 3 training day 20 February 2025 22 May 2025 31 July 2025 27 November 2025
Module 4 training day 6 March 2025 5 June 2025 4 September 2025 4 December 2025
Module 5 training day   17 April 2025 18 September 2025  

"The LawScot TCPD programme is extremely helpful and encourages real in-depth participation and through that allows for reflection of ones work. The organisations use of technology is clever and very effective. The use of break out rooms in Zoom really mirrors, as much as possible, the environment of an actual face-face CPD event."

2020 Trainee

"Lawscot offers an excellent CPD programme that offers you the opportunity to really reflect on your training, career and most

importantly what you want to get out of your career. You can really start to understand your motivations in life and work life."

TCPD Module 1 attendee

"The ethics training session was informative and thought-provoking. I feel more able to make decisions and know where to ask for advice after attending the session."

TCPD Module 2 attendee

Additional information

• Modules 1 - 5 (choose four modules, one of which must be Module 2): £1,255
• Individual modules: £520 each

All trainees must complete a minimum of 60 hours CPD training over the two-year period of their training contract. Of these 60 hours, 40 must be specialised trainee CPD (TCPD) taken with an authorised provider, while the remaining 20 hours can be made up from regular CPD.

Find out more about TCPD requirements and read the FAQs

As an authorised TCPD provider, we can provide you with a structured programme that provides 40 accredited TCPD hours over the course of four modules.

For trainees not on our Lawscot TCPD programme, you can gain access to 20 hours of unauthorised TCPD for £209 + VAT. If you would like to take up this offer please contact CPD@lawscot.org.uk. More details are in the menu on the left hand side under "Unauthorised CPD".

Register today

If you are looking to select a single module or a selection of modules, contact tcpd@lawscot.org.uk. To register for the complete programme, click below and select your preferred training day dates (please note that Module 2: Ethics must be one of the modules selected on the package).