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Legal education built for your organisation
Concerned about switching to the SQE? Well when it comes to the SQE, The College of Legal Practice is a safe and experienced pair of hands, supporting you every step of the way. Through the first years of the SQE, we have learned a lot. Firstly, we know that the preparation we provide closely replicates the SQE assessments, and as such, we are able to advise you and your students on the likelihood of them passing the SQE.
Here, we are not afraid to do things differently, we have designed all our courses specifically for the SQE, with no retro-fitted materials.
Most importantly, our approach to working with you and your colleagues centres on collaboration. We partner with progressive legal services organisations to build innovative SQE training programmes that work for you.
Designed around your needs.
Flexible learning optionsthat fit around your organisation and your employees' work and study schedule with full and part-time virtual courses available
Access to practicing solicitorsThe highest levels of one-to-one supervisors engagement from expert practitioners
SQE expertiseDesigned and delivered by global leaders in online learning and SQE experts
Collaborative ways of workingTailored to help your team identify and address specific business goals and employee development needs
Affordable and time-efficientcourses mean we provide better value and increase accessibility to training and qualification
Getting your lawyers qualified
We can collaborate with you to create a SQE programme that meet the specific needs of your organisation. We provide the best platform to help your paralegals and trainees qualify and progress as legal professionals. Our Developing Legal Professionals Programme will both help prepare them to pass the SQE and develop the transactional and business skills and competencies they need to succeed in the industry.
Our Developing Legal Professionals Programme includes two modules that prepare students to pass the SQE, timed to be delivered in alignment with the SQE schedule as set by the SRA:
- Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK) – preparation for SQE1
- Solicitors Legal Skills (SLS) – preparation for SQE2
These modules can also be taken as part of a two- year graduate solicitor apprenticeship pathway, alongside qualifying work experience.
Our unique O Shaped Skills module gives your junior legal professionals the key human and business skills that they need to succeed in your business.
As part of firm SQE programmes, your trainees can take elective legal skills modules, or build up to a full LLM in Legal Practice that both fully prepares them to pass the SQE and for work as a qualified solicitor.
Graduate Diploma in Law
- Focused accredited foundation course for non-law graduates running full-time and part-time, prior to SQE1 Preparation courses.
- Full-time and part-time courses running twice a year.
- Full-time and part-time courses running for every SQE2 assessment.
LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE Prep)
- Full-time and part-time courses running twice a year to align with SQE assessments.
- Includes Unique O Shaped Skills module, created in collaboration with The O Shaped Lawyer and a range of transactional skills modules.
Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeships
- Two-year programme including SQE1 & 2 preparation
- Three-year programme including GDL, SQE1 & 2 preparation
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This SQE collaboration underpins our social mobility commitments to increasing access to the legal profession through new and exciting career routes. It also reflects our continuous drive for positive change within the legal sector, linking to the innovative O shaped lawyer initiative which the firm is incredibly passionate about.
Give your future solicitors the best chance of passing the SQE
Our definitive guide for legal services providers gives you everything you need to know about the SQE. You will find within it:
- Best practice for developing your SQE Programme
- Checklists for success in the exams
- Examples of how firms are approaching the SQE
ACCESS SQE GUIDE FOR LEGAL L&D
ONE OF OUR SQE TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Acuity Law are one of the first firms to offer a range of qualification routes that incorporates SQE preparation training for their trainees starting in autumn 2022. Training contracts include a SQE generalist and specialist trainee programmes, and a programme for non-law graduates.
The training provided by The College of Legal Practice integrates with the trainees’ work experience, giving trainees opportunities to start legal work within the firm before completing their SQE2 study and assessments.
“Acuity recognises the importance of creating more open and innovative pathways for candidates to join the legal industry and develop their careers in different ways. The “one fits all approach” of the traditional training contract limits both law firms and candidates and we want to break those traditional barriers."
"We are delighted to be working with The College of Legal Practice to facilitate our new training programmes and the opportunities ahead for our future lawyers.” Claire Knowles, Senior Employment Partner
ONE OF OUR SQE UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS
Solent Law School
Solent Law School is one of the first Law Schools in the country to offer preparation training for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) as part of their undergraduate law degree.
The LLB module is delivered by The College of Legal Practice, as an optional third year module.
The Solicitors Legal Knowledge module will prepare students for the first SQE assessment, SQE1. The student can choose whether to take the SQE assessment in July, improving their career prospects and setting on them on a path to qualification.
The College of Legal Practice’s approach to learning is grounded in real-world legal practice, which makes it a perfect fit with our own training philosophy. It is important to us that its tutors are practising solicitors as they understand our needs as a firm, as well as how best to guide and support our trainees in their learning. We work closely with The College of Legal Practice to identify the knowledge and the skills required for our trainees to succeed in the legal profession. As these requirements change and evolve, the courses will change too, meaning the time our trainees spend learning with The College of Legal Practice remains practical, valuable and relevant.