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 The College of Legal Practice is leading the way in preparing students for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination – the SQE. The SQE has now replaced the Legal Practice Course (LPC) as the preferred route to qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales. 

Our online legal training programmes are designed to help you pass the SQE, thanks to our experienced team led by CEO, Dr Giles Proctor, who was instrumental in the design of the SQE at Kaplan law school. We are an accredited, fully virtual law school based in the UK, with years of expertise in supporting students through every SQE assessment.

The legal training we offer is carefully designed to be flexible to meet the variety of students taking the SQE, including recent graduates, international students and those converting to law. We collaborate closely with partner firms and Universities, developing their SQE programmes that meets their needs. Designed for online, our courses are flexible, affordable and accessible.

Our not-for-profit ethos means we keep our programmes low-cost and high-value. Taught by experienced solicitors, our content is grounded in real-world legal practice, with expert personal supervision and support, highly rated by our students. The College of Legal Practice is backed by over 50 years of experience in legal training, through The College of Law in Australia, helping give you the best chance of passing the SQE. 

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Our online SQE programmes:

Our Developing Legal Professionals programme offers a range of accredited law courses for aspiring solicitors. They are all fully online and highly interactive, with live group and individual sessions to support your legal studies.


SQE Preparation Courses
Our SQE1 and SQE2 preparation courses fully prepare you for the SQE assessments, setting you up for success.  Delivered online with exceptional 1-2-1 support.


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LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE Prep)
Our LLM in Legal Practice programme includes preparation courses for SQE1 and SQE2 and develops the transactional skills and competencies required by NQ solicitors. All culminating in a full Masters degree.


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Graduate Diploma in Law
An accredited law foundation course for non-UK law graduates, it will give you a strong a foundation in law, prior to starting to prepare for the SQE.


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Legal Business Skills Training
Develop your practice with our legal business skills and unique O Shaped Skills modules.


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Applications open for SQE preparation courses and LLM in Legal Practice

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“It is official! I am over the moon to be admitted as a solicitor after qualifying under the SQE route. I am very grateful  for all the support I received at the College of Legal Practice and for their brilliant preparation for both SQE1 and SQE2.”.

Dan Abel

Supervising Solicitor and LLM in Legal Practice student.

Meet Dan

In this short film, Dr Giles Proctor, CEO of The College of Legal Practice, shares with you the College’s history, expertise and our approach to training for the SQE exams:

Why choose The College of Legal Practice?


Exceptional 1-2-1 support

85% of students in 2023 were satisfied or very satisfied with their personal supervisor

Flexible affordable study

We offer the lowest-priced accredited SQE prep module, and 24% of our students choose the College because of the flexibility

Experts in the SQE

Specialists in the SQE, advising on likely SQE performance with SQE Ready Reviews for every student

Designed for online

Accredited online courses backed by 25 years of digital learning expertise


Learning at the College

Designed for legal organisations

We work collaboratively with law firms and Universities to tailor training to meet the specific needs of your organisation. Our clients include Reed Smith, Browne Jacobson, Clarke Willmott and Al Tamimi. Backed by 50 years’ experience in professional legal training through The College of Law Australia, our accredited law modules combine practical skills with academic rigour to meet real-world needs. Our supervisors are experienced solicitors, offering their individual expertise to support the practice of your trainee’ legal practice knowledge and skills.

At the forefront of the transition to the SQE, The College of Legal Practice is a safe and experienced pair of hands, providing the best platform to help your paralegals and trainees qualify and progress as legal professionals. 

Access an employer's guide to the SQE



Success Stories

Out of our 2023 students:


77% were satisfied or very satisfied with their courses

85% were satisfied or very satisfied with their personal supervisor

73% of students would recommend the course to others



Ruth Ekong
Ruth had completed the LPC, and passed SQE2 first time in 2023, she is now a solicitor and director at Fitch Solutions. 

Read Ruth's story


Ben Palmer
Ben is on the LLM in Legal Practice, has passed SQE1 . Ben is currently a Senior Paralegal at Taylor Wessing.
Read Ben's story 
Emma Powell Photo


Emma Powell
Emma passed the very first SQE1 and SQE2 assessment, she is now an in-house solicitor at Morris & Company.

Read Emma's story 

Give yourself the best chance to succeed in the SQE

Access our SQE guide now. The College’s unique guide to the secrets of the SQE includes:

  • The SQE route to qualification: What is it? What are the costs? 
  • Top tips on how to succeed within your SQE prep studies
  • The College's approach to preparing students for the SQE assessments
  • Students sharing their experiences with the prep course and assessments
  • Funding your SQE 
  • Tips and thoughts from our supervisors and much more!






    We are pleased to be working with range of firms, Universities and organisations to support the career development of legal professionals.


    Acuity LawAccutraineeal tamimi and coBeale and CoBirmingham law societyBirmingham Solicitor GroupBond Turner logoBCLPCapsticksCFG LawCiarbclarke willmottfletchers solicitorsflexGlaisyers EYL global Independent higher edJoelsonKeele universityLeeds Law SocietyLiverpool Law SocietyManchester Met MCU logoMiddlesex UniversityMiddlesex University Dubai Oxford Brookes UniversityPm LawPWCReed SmithSandstone legalSolent UniversitySt mary's UniversityTruman Bodden Law SchoolWright Hassall 

    Explore our partner case studies



     Take a look at the SQE preparation course materials for yourself. View the learning portal, practice Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for SQE1, and see skills tasks for SQE2.

    GDL Demo

    SQE1 prep Demo

    SQE2 prep Demo

    Transactional Skills Demo


    Student View
    Hear from our GDL, SQE and LLM students as they share their experiences of the SQE and studying with The College of Legal Practice.


    Student experiences 


    Keep in touch
    If you would like to hear about the latest in SQE developments, advice for students and firms, events and the College's training, you can subscribe to our regular newsletters and updates.


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    College FAQs

    What courses do you offer?

    The College offers SQE preparation courses, an LLM in Legal Practice that prepares students for the SQE, and a law conversion course, the Graduate Diploma in Law.

    Our programmes

    How much do SQE courses cost?

    The SQE1 preparation course costs £1,800, the SQE2 preparation course course costs £2,300 and the LLM in Legal Practice course fees are £7,245.


    SQE FAQs

    Can I fit SQE studies around work?

    Yes, but some flexibility is helpful for you to make the most out of the courses and give yourself the best opportunity to pass the SQE. The preparation course online learning is flexible, and you work to weekly deadlines. However, there are live, virtual 1-2-1 and group sessions and assessments scheduled Monday-Friday, 9-5, that you will benefit from attending. 

    Learn with us

    Can international students study with you?

    Yes, we have lots of international students studying with us at the College. The course fees are the same for students based abroad, and the design of the online learning ensure that the majority of the learning can be completed at any time. There are live sessions that may be difficult to attend in different time zones, but many of them are recorded.

    International students

    Contact us for a 1-2-1 chat and find out more

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