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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:

  • A pre-course SQE study pack that includes four practice areas from the SLK Manual, to help you get ahead with your preparation
  • 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
  • 8 practice assessments and 2 mock SQE1 Assessments
  • Hard copy and electronic manuals available
  • 30 virtual surgeries on legal content and concepts
  • Regular ‘town halls’ run by supervisors and module leaders
  • 10 individual supervisions and personal tutor support

 

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 will have continued access to the course for free if you fail the SQE1 assessment for the first time

 

 

Learning Structure

Guided Learning

The module is fully online with all the materials you require on Canvas - The College of Legal Practice’s Learning Portal for each unit area.

You will be guided through the learning for each sub-unit in the same way following these steps:

  • View the introductory recorded presentation
  • Complete the directed reading
  • Work through the online interactive activities – you can do these as many times as you chose
  • Work through the flashcard exercises – you can do these as many times as you chose
  • Do the multiple choice questions (MCQs) – to test your learning on the unit. If you get the answers wrong, reflect on the feedback and try again

 

As the course progresses, you will also undertake formative assessments that build up the number of MCQs and mix them up across practice areas, and bring in timed conditions.

At the end of the course you undertake two full summative assessments that you will need to pass to pass the module. These assessments are very similar to the SQE1 assessments.

 

Take a look at the course for yourself. On our demo page you can access a video of the learning portal, excerpts from the SLK Manual, sample activities and MCQs.

 

ACCESS SQE1 PREP DEMO

 

 


Supervision and Support

All the live sessions are scheduled between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and you will have access to your calendar the week before the course starts. Surgeries and Town Halls are recorded.

Surgeries: There are practice surgeries run by expert practitioners that give you the chance to ask any questions about areas or MCQs you don’t understand and learn from other students’ experiences.

Town Halls: In Town Hall meetings, the Programme or Module Leaders will take you through the upcoming course deadlines, the SQE Assessments and anything else you need to know to stay on track to complete the course.

Individual Supervisions: You will have an allocated supervisor, who will meet with you individually 10 times throughout the course, offering your feedback and personal tuition.

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU

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.

  • Guided Learning: 10 subunits to be completed per week
  • 30mins Practice area surgeries: 3 per week
  • 30mins Town Hall meetings: 1 per week
  • 15 mins 121 supervision meetings: 1 per week
  • Formative assessments: weekly from week 3
  • Summative Assessments: week 13 at the end of the module

 

You can see an example schedule here

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.

  • Guided Learning: 7 subunits to be completed per week
  • 30mins Practice area surgeries: 2 per week
  • 30mins Town Hall meetings: 1 every two weeks
  • 15 mins 121 supervision meetings: 1 every two weeks
  • Formative assessments: across the course
  • Summative Assessments: week 20 at the end of the module


You will need some flexibility in your working week to make the most of the course. Surgeries, Town Halls and 121 supervisions will be scheduled between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Surgeries and Town Halls will be recorded.

You can see an example schedule here

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.

  • Guided Learning: 3 subunits to be completed per week
  • 30mins Practice area surgeries: 1 per week
  • 30mins Town Hall meetings: 1 per month
  • 15 mins 121 supervision meetings: 1 per month
  • Formative assessments: across the course
  • Summative Assessments: week 40 at the end of the module


You will need some flexibility in your working week to make the most of the course. Surgeries, Town Halls and 121 supervisions will be scheduled between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Surgeries and Town Halls will be recorded.

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SQE1 PREPARATION COURSES

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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 with minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Applications are still invited from those with a third-class degree, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be invited to an informal interview with our Academic Team to determine suitability for admission.
  • 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). You can be exempt from this requirement if you have a qualification which is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree which was taught in English. Please refer to our Admissions Guidance for full entry criteria details.

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.

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

You can also study this course as a module in the LLM in Legal Practice, which is eligible for Master’s Loan funding.

 

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.

Visit our funding page for further guidance on funding options available to you.

Timing

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

Full-time courses:
Start dates: 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 HERE

 

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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