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Legal education built for your organisation

Legal education built for your organisation

Whether it’s bridging a skills gap or rapidly getting new trainees qualified, our flexible solutions can be shaped to meet the individual needs of your organisation. We work with you to build training programmes grounded in practical learning that will develop your employees in the areas that matter to you.

How we help organisations

Flexible learning options
that fit around your organisation and your employees’ work and study schedule. Full and part-time virtual courses are available online at any time.

Access to practising solicitors,
with high levels of one-to-one supervisor engagement and feedback, with individual support seven days a week.

20 years of designing courses for online delivery
giving your employees the best online learning experience available.

Learning designed for real-life practice,
with modules designed to develop technical and commercial mindsets that they can apply in their day-to-day roles.

More affordable and more time-efficient
courses mean we provide better value and increase accessibility to training and qualification.

Collaborative ways of working
tailored to help your team identify and address specific business goals and employee development needs.

 

Getting your lawyers qualified

 

We can collaborate with you to create a SQE programme that meet the needs of your organisation. We provide the best platform to help your 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

 

In addition to SQE preparation modules, we also offer transactional and business skills modules across core practice areas:

  • Acquisitions & Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • O Shaped Skills
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Business Skills

 

Students can take a combination of modules in a full LLM in Legal Practice that both fully prepares them to pass the SQE and for work as a qualified solicitor. We can work with you to design a tailored programme that works for your trainees and your organisation.

 

Graduate Foundation in Law

  • Focused foundation course for non-law graduates running full-time and part-time, prior to SQE1 Preparation courses.

 

SQE1 preparation

  • Full-time and part-time courses running twice a year.

 

SQE2 preparation

  • 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.

 

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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.

Brigid North

Training Principal, Reed Smith

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Developing Employee & SOLICITOR Skills

 

Becoming the best legal services professional requires knowledge, experience, and a constant drive to learn.

Designed for solicitors in their first five years of practice, working in both private practice and in-house, our Legal Services Professionals programme delivers a series of practice-focused modules to help your employees build stronger transactional, managerial and client-facing skills.

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EXAMPLE SQE TRAINING PROGRAMME

Acuity Law

Acuity Law

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



EXAMPLE SQE UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

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.

 

 

 

OUR CLIENTS & PARTNERS

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

 

Acuity Law Accutrainee Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP CIARB Flex Legal Independent Higher Education Law and Broader Leeds Law Society Liverpool Law Society Middlesex University Dubai O Shaped Lawyers Oxford Brookes University Reed Smith Solent Law School Truman Bodden Law School Wright Hassall