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Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK)

Course overview

  • 13-week full-time course
  • 20-week part-time course
  • 40-week part-time course
  • Price: £1,800

This Module will fully prepare you for SQE1. Students will learn to develop and apply core legal principles and rules in the context of 13 practice areas:

Business Law & Practice, Contract, Criminal Law & Practice, Dispute Resolution, Land Law, Legal Services, Legal Systems, Property Practice, Public & EU Law, Solicitors Accounts, Tort, Trusts, Wills and Administration of Estates.

Included in the course:

  • Full access to Learning Portal and virtual community
  • Over 1900 videos, activities, scenarios and flashcards, to access as and when you like
  • 1800+ SQE1 style multiple-choice questions
  • Mock SQE1 Assessments
  • Hard copy and electronic manual
  • 30 virtual surgeries on legal content and concepts and weekly ‘town halls’ run by supervisors
  • 12 individual supervisions to monitor and support your progress
  • Personal tutor support
  • A pre-course SQE study pack that includes four practice areas from the SLK Manual, to help you get ahead with your preparation


You have the best chance of passing the SQE with us - why?

Here are just some of the reasons why you have the best chance of passing the SQE with The College of Legal Practice:


Practice assessments that closely replicate the SQE1, where results highly correlate to SQE exam success


A SQE Ready Review for every student before the booking window closes, to personally advise you on the likelihood of passing SQE1 Assessment


Interactive, intuitive and accessible learning activities and platform


Highest levels of 1-2-1 supervision available, supporting you as an individual


Designed for online, backed by 20 years proven digital learning experience


Course and assessment costs fully covered with student loan funding if taken as part of LLM in Legal Practice 


Highly experienced and practice-based supervisors and personal tutors


You can retake the College’s course for free if you fail the SQE assessment for the first time




The Solicitors Legal Knowledge module can be taken across 13, 20 or 40 weeks. The course content and learning approach is the same, but you can choose the number of hours that you wish to learn each week depending on your experience and work and life circumstances. The majority of learning for all courses, can be completed at a time that suits you across the week.



Solicitors Legal Knowledge Intensive
Full-time, 13 weeks

The 13-week course is considered full-time, as you will be learning on average 25-30 hours a week. We would recommend this course if you are able to be a full-time student or work part-time, and have recently studied your LLB or conversion course. This course is very intensive and if you are working full-time, you may find you don’t have sufficient time to fully prepare for the SQE Assessments.

Solicitors Legal Knowledge Flex
Part-time, 20 weeks

The 20-week course is our recommended course for those who are working alongside their studies. You will study part-time for 15-20 hours a week, progressing quickly enough to learn, embed and retain the legal knowledge gained each week. If you are working full-time, we would recommend study leave for 1 day a week, particularly if you have evening and weekend commitments.


Solicitors Legal Knowledge Extended
Part-time, 40 weeks

This 40-week course is for those who have a high level of work and personal commitments, with an average of 8 hours of learning per week. We would also recommend this course if it has been a little while since you last studied law or you want to give yourself additional study time throughout the course.


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Our SQE ready pledge to you

To give you the best chance of passing the SQE, it is vital that throughout the course you have a clear understanding of your progress, and receive the support you require to succeed. 

Our expert supervisors will:
  • Guide you every step of the way, through unmatched one-to-one time and direct access
  • Give you a SQE Ready Review towards the end of the course, where we will advise you on the likelihood of passing the SQE1 Assessment, based on your performance


What do students say about this course?

  • Very happy with the preparation they received – isolating legal principle via course manual and presentations
  • Flashcards & MCQs at the end of each unit – help to build confidence
  • Surgeries were really helpful - time to go through the detail with subject expert supervisor
  • Formative assessments from Week 4 were most helpful
  • The College’s MCQs and Assessments very closely replicated the SQE1 Assessment
  • The mobile app – very good feedback re mobility of learning

80% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the course
70% of students felt that using the Learning Portal was easy or very easy
85% of students rated their 1-2-1 supervisor as good or very good
80% of students would highly recommend the College to others


“Jane (Course Supervisor) was brilliant, she was incredibly helpful and would always assist/forward on queries. I struggle with exam confidence especially and Jane has made me feel comfortable and confident going into the exam.”

“I believe that the MCQs at the end of each sub unit provide an excellent opportunity to familiarise oneself with the exam style and apply your understanding of the legal principles


Course details

Admissions Criteria

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification or experience
  • If English isn’t your first language, English language qualifications equivalent to IELTS at level 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6 in each component (writing, listening, speaking, reading)

For courses starting in 2023:
  • Minimum 2:2 classification in undergraduate degree
  • You can still apply with a third-class degree, and you will be invited to an informal interview with the College to determine your suitability for admission

If you don’t have a UK law degree or equivalent experience based on the Law of England & Wales, we strongly recommend our Graduate Foundation in Law programme for students with a non-law degree or qualification commencing in October 2022.

Click here to see our Admissions Guidance.


Credits for LLM in Legal Practice

30 at FHEQ Level 6


Course options

13-week full-time course, with an average of 30 hours of learning per week
20-week part-time course, with an average of 20 hours of learning per week
40-week part-time course, with an average of 8 hours of learning per week


Course Fees

Fees: £1,800

A deposit is required to secure your place and you can pay via instalments, please see the fee schedule for details.

Please note, if you are an international student there may be an additional postage fee for hard copy materials.

If you are a GFL student at the College, you are eligible for a 10% discount on course fees, please see the fee schedule for details.



Courses are timed to prepare students for each SQE1 assessment, in line with the SRA schedule

Full-time courses:
Start dates: 26 September 2022 and 27 March 2023.
Every April and September thereafter

Part-time courses:
Start dates: 6 February 2023 and 7 August 2023.
Every February and August thereafter

Click here to see full schedule for course and SQE1 assessment timings


How to Apply

Applications are open for all courses.


Apply early and receive a free pre-course SQE study pack to get ahead with your preparation. Once you have paid your deposit, you will receive a substantial online study pack that includes four practice areas from the SLK Manual.

If you have any questions about your circumstances or the programme, please contact us.

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