The University of Law has welcomed its first cohort of students on to its new SQE Law Essentials Course - a precursor to the SQE1 preparatory course.
The part-time course which started on Monday will last 16 weeks and is for non-law graduates to help them prepare to study the SQE1 preparation course before moving on to the SQE2 preparation course.
The SQE Law Essentials Course gives students an introduction into the essentials of legal knowledge required for SQE1 and sets them up on the journey to a successful career as a solicitor.
Starting with a short induction programme, the course consists of a concentrated module covering the essentials of the English Legal System and Retained EU Law necessary for Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) followed by the six other academic modules for FLK - Contract Law, Tort Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, and Trusts.
On successful completion of the course students will have all the knowledge of essential concepts required for academic FLK modules in the SQE1 and SQE2 Assessments. Students will also be able to apply this knowledge to focused factual scenarios requiring basic skills of application suitable for a Single Best Answer to Questions style professional examination. Students will also have to pass SQE1 vocational training.
Professor Peter Crisp, Pro Vice Chancellor (External) at The University of Law, said: “We are delighted to see our first students starting out on the new journey to qualifying as a solicitor. Studying law is a great decision setting a student up for an interesting and successful career in the legal profession or in business.”
For further details on the SQE Essentials Course please visit: https://www.law.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/law/sqe-law-essentials/online/