The College of Legal Practice announces pricing for its conversion course for non-law graduates looking to take the SQE.
The College of Legal Practice is pleased to announce that it will be offering a Graduate Foundation in Law (GFL) programme for non-law graduates looking to take the SQE route to qualification. The full-time and part-time GFL course will cost £3,250.
The College's CEO, Dr Giles Proctor, summarises the College's GFL Programme
On average, 3,000 graduates take a Graduate Diploma in Law Programme every year to enable them to convert to law and start a Legal Practice Course. Firms have always recognised the benefit of bringing through non-law graduates as part of their trainee cohort. With the introduction of the SQE, The College of Legal Practice has assessed the foundation in law required for students to start SQE1 preparation and designed a practice-focused conversion course for non-law graduates.
This 20-week full-time (40 weeks part-time) accredited programme will give non-law graduates the foundation in legal knowledge and skills needed to start the preparation training for the SQE. The students will study modules in core areas of English Law, legal reasoning and English Legal Systems. They will use in-depth case studies and sample client matters to develop their knowledge within a practice context, developing essential legal and workplace skills and working closely with other students. The GFL programme will incorporate the College’s signature learning design of 1-2-1 supervision, students working with an experienced practitioner and tutor, supported by virtual subject surgeries, town halls, case studies and learning activities.
“We strongly believe that students who have not studied law cannot take a SQE1 preparation course straight away. The SQE1 syllabus covers 13 areas of legal knowledge and requires a solid foundation in understanding legal concepts and principles. This solid foundation in concepts, principles and critical thinking cannot be developed just by a standalone 10-20 week SQE1 preparation course, if non-law students are engaging with the law of England & Wales for the first time."
"Equally we also believe that the conversion course doesn’t need to take a full year, like the current Graduate Diploma in Law. We have designed an innovative 20-week full-time programme to incorporate all the learning required, saving students time and money."
"Our mission is to improve access to the profession and enable all legal professionals to fulfil their individual career aspirations. This GFL programme sits within our Developing Legal Professionals programme, that helps aspiring solicitors achieve their career goals, regardless of their background."
The College of Legal Practice
Graduate Foundation in Law Programme
A 20-week full-time or 40-week part-time foundation course for non-law graduates looking to take the SQE route to qualification. The course is priced at £3,250 and the first full-time programme will start in October 2022 leading onto the preparation course for the SQE1 Assessment in July 2023. Full details of the course can be found on our website.
The Graduate Foundation in Law Programme is intended to be taken prior to taking the College’s SQE preparation courses. The courses are intensive and high quality, they guide learners through SQE1 and SQE2 and equip students with the legal skills they need to begin work as a legal professional.
Through weekly live individual supervision, supported by group work and a ground-breaking learning portal, our flexible courses ensure that every student can develop and perform to the best of their abilities in the SQE. The courses are offered at competitive prices, with the SQE1 preparation course priced at £1,800.
The College of Legal Practice is a UK-based provider of legal education, working with individuals and organisations alike to deliver pre, and post, qualification courses.
The College’s goals are to help remove barriers to entry to the legal profession and provide the highest quality of practical legal education. Unlike traditional one-size-fits all solutions, the College designs courses to meet the specific circumstances and unique aspirations of learners, with each one grounded in real-world, practice scenarios.
Established in December 2018, The College of Legal Practice was set up by The College of Law in Australasia as a wholly owned UK subsidiary. As such, only The College of Legal Practice has decades of remote, online training expertise. The College aims to bring in a new era in legal education. Designed for you.