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SQE1 Preparation

SQE1 Preparation

Online SQE1 Preparation Courses

The College’s SQE1 preparation course, Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK), will fully prepare you for the SQE1 assessment. The SQE1 assessment is the first step in your journey to becoming a qualified solicitor in England and Wales via the SQE route; once passed, you’ll move on to the SQE2 assessment. The College has designed this preparation course for virtual learning, using our years of expertise in online legal training. The course takes you through each of the 13 practice areas step by step, with over 2,300 MCQs for you to practice and revise for SQE1. Throughout the course, the College offers some of the highest levels of personal supervision available from expert practitioners, supporting you to succeed, along with live surgeries and town halls.

The SQE1 preparation course is highly flexible, with weekly deadlines, learning available at any time, and recordings of group sessions if you cannot attend. The course is also very affordable and can be taken as part of an LLM in Legal Practice covered by a Master’s loan.

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SQE1 Prep Course Introduction Video

Learn more about our SQE1 preparation course from the College’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Giles Proctor in this short film.

SQE1 Preparation Course


Course overview

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

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Course Calendar 

This module will fully prepare you for the SQE1 assessment which tests your Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK). 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
  • Full access to Learning Portal and virtual community
  • Over 1900 videos, activities, scenarios and flashcards, to access as and when you like
  • 2300+ SQE1 style multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
  • Timed SQE1-style assessments and further MCQs for revision
  • Hard copy and electronic manuals available
  • 30 virtual surgeries on legal content and concepts
  • Regular ‘town halls’ run by supervisors and module leaders
  • 10 supervisions and personal tutor support

 

Please note, the College’s courses are constantly developing and the exact details of the module is subject to change.

 

 

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

 

An 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 personal supervision available, supporting you as an individual

 

Designed for online, backed by 25 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 for ten months from the end of the course

 

 

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 one summative assessment. This assessment is very similar to the SQE1 assessment. You will also receive a study pack of MCQs for revision.

 

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.

 

SQE1 PREP DEMO

 

 


Supervision and Support

Solicitors Legal Knowledge Flex

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.

Personal Supervisions: You will have an allocated supervisor and meet with them 10 times throughout the course. The meetings are either on a 1-2-1 basis or in small supervision groups. 

 

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
  • 60mins Practice area surgeries: 3 per week
  • 30mins Town Hall meetings: 1 per week
  • 10 supervision meetings throughout the course
  • Formative assessments: weekly from week 3
  • Summative Assessment: week 13 at the end of the module

 

example schedule here

Please note, our courses are developing and the exact details are subject to change.

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
  • 60mins Practice area surgeries: 2 per week
  • 30mins Town Hall meetings: 1 every two weeks
  • 10 supervision meetings throughout the course
  • Formative assessments: across the course
  • Summative Assessment: 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.

 

example schedule here

 

Please note, our courses are developing and the exact details are subject to change.

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: 4 subunits to be completed per week
  • 60mins Practice area surgeries: 1 per week
  • 30mins Town Hall meetings: 1 per month
  • 10 supervision meetings throughout the course
  • Formative assessments: across the course
  • Summative Assessment: 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.

 

example schedule here

 

Please note, our courses are developing and the exact details are subject to change.

 

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 pleased with how the assessments were built up over time"
  • "The tutors were very knowledgeable and capable of simplifying key concepts. The manuals were great for outlining all the required information in a succinct manner and all the practice questions were useful for preparing for the exam"
  • "It is a great, thorough and affordable course, and the personal tutors are very responsive."
  • "Very thorough material. Nicely laid out in the manual and I have made use of both the hard copy books for highlighting and the pdf's for copying onto notes. Good to have both."
  • "Excellent platform that really worked with my learning style and professional commitments (i.e very flexible)"
77% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the course
85% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with their personal supervisor
88% of students would highly recommend the College to others

 

College students who gave feedback on the Solicitors Legal Knowledge module in 2023.

 

Hear from our students 

 



Give yourself the best chance to succeed with our Secrets to SQE Success Guide

  • The SQE route to qualification: What is it? What are the costs? 
  • Top tips on how to succeed within your SQE prep studies
  • The College's approach to preparing students for the SQE assessments
  • Students sharing their experiences with the prep course and assessments
  • Funding your SQE 
  • Tips and thoughts from our supervisors and much more!
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    SECRETS TO SQE SUCCESS GUIDE 

     

     

    “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. If you are applying with a third-class degree, you will be asked to submit a Personal Statement as part of your application, summarising any circumstances which resulted in your degree classification. You may also be invited to an informal interview with our Academic Team to further discuss 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 Diploma in Law.

    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 GDL 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

    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.

    Book a 1-2-1 chat to find out more

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