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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
  • A pre-course SQE study pack that includes legal knowledge in three 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 SQE2, 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 SQE2 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





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 SQE2 Assessment, based on your performance

What do students say about this course?

  • 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 supervisors were highly supportive and thorough in preparing the students
  • 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 activities and assessments closely replicate the SQE2 Assessments
  • 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


“I couldn't have asked for anything more in terms of preparation from the College”

“Just wanted to thank you for your thoroughness in the prep for SQE2. Quite a life saver!”

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.

Please note, the SRA requires you to have passed SQE1 before you can book and sit your SQE2 assessment. We recommend that students only apply for this course, if by the time it starts, you have either completed a SQE1 preparation course, sat SQE1 or have been granted exemptions from SQE1 by the SRA.

If you do not pass SQE1 and you are already enrolled on this course, we can work with you to move you to another course that works for you.

If you haven't prepared for or passed SQE1, don't have a UK law degree, or equivalent experience based on the Law of England & Wales, we strongly recommend you take our Graduate Foundation in Law programme before starting this module.

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.

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 SQE2 assessment, in line with the SRA schedule

Full-time courses:
Start dates: 23 January 2023 and 24 April 2023
Every January, May, July and October thereafter

Part-time courses:
Start dates: 13 February 2023 and 9 May 2023
Every February, May, August and November thereafter

Click here to see full schedule and SQE2 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 five practice areas from the College’s SLK Manual.

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

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