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Solicitors Legal Skills (SLS)

Course overview

  • 10-week full-time course
  • 20-week part-time course
  • 27-week part-time course (September 2022 only)
  • Price: £2,300

This Module will fully prepare you for SQE2. Students will be helped to apply fundamental legal principles in skills-based situations. This module develops the following legal skills:

Advocacy, Interviewing, Attendance note taking/legal analysis, Case and matter analysis (including negotiation strategies), Drafting, Research, Writing.

In the following practice areas:

Business Law and Practice, Criminal Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Probate Administration and Practice, Property Practice, Wills and Intestacy.

Included in the course:

  • Full access to Learning Portal and virtual community
  • 100+ activities, practice tasks and simulated assessments to access as and when you like
  • Access to legal knowledge resources and MCQs
  • 24 practices with individual supervisor feedback
  • 6 SQE2-style assessments
  • Hard copy and electronic manual
  • Regular individual supervisions to monitor and support your progress
  • Regular surgeries  and ‘town halls’ run by supervisors
  • Personal tutor support


Why study with us

Interactive, intuitive and accessible learning activities and platform 


Highest levels of 1-2-1 supervision and teaching available in the market 


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


Highly experienced and practice-based supervisors and personal tutors 


Fully accredited by the Office for Students as a higher education provider 


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






What do students say about this course?

The College delivered a pilot SLS course in 2021, this is what the attendees had to say:

  • Easy to navigate the online learning portal and activities were arranged in a logical/systematic way that made the order of completion clear
  • The module video demonstrations and sample notes helped greatly in quickly understanding the best approach to advocacy for the SQE
  • The range of activities makes it clear the more practice you get in, and the more you critically assess your performance, the more meaning fully you will improve

  • The learning delivery tested ability to understand and apply the law to the scenario provided.
  • The practice and feedback activities provided a foundation for understanding what would be expected in the SQE exam
  • The resources provided demonstrated how a top performing advocate would introduce the law and apply it orally to their given fact pattern. The sample documents also provided visual cures for understanding how to organise documents and signpost relevant rules/law



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)

We recommend that students apply for this course only if they have either completed a SQE1 preparation course, sat the SQE1 assessment or have been granted exemptions from SQE1 by the SRA.

Please note the SRA requires you to have passed SQE1 before you can book and sit your SQE2 assessment.

If you are waiting to get your results from your SQE1 Assessment, you can still apply for this course. If you do not pass SQE1, we can work with you to move your enrolment to another course that works for you.

If you have any questions, please speak to the Student Services team who will be happy to help.

Click here to see our Admissions Guidance.


Credits for LLM in Legal Practice

30 at FHEQ Level 7


Course options

10-week full-time course, with an average of 30 hours of learning per week
20-week part-time course, with an average of 15 hours of learning per week
27-week part-time course, with an average of 10-12 hours of learning per week. This is a one-off course running in October 2022 to prepare students for the April assessment.


Course Fees

Fees: £2,300

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.



Courses are timed to align with the SQE schedule set by the SRA. 

Full-time courses:
2022 start dates: 1 August
Every January, May, August and November thereafter

Part-time courses:
2022 start dates: 26 September and 7 November
Every February, May, August and November thereafter

Click here to see full schedule for course timings


How to Apply

Applications are open for all courses starting in 2021/22.


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

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