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SQE1 Preparation Course

This course is for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales using the SQE pathway to qualification. The course will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE1 assessments, which will test functioning legal knowledge (FLK). It is part of our new suite of SQE courses.

This course is designed for law graduates or those who’ve completed a law conversion course, including our SQE Law Essentials.

Introductory offers: save £500. Includes our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course for free.

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Key Facts

Entry Requirements

None required. However, the SRA requires a degree (or equivalent) to qualify as a solicitor.

 

Full requirements

Next start date

January 2022

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Is this course right for you?

 

You can still qualify as a solicitor with the current route. Contact us on study@law.ac.uk or call +44(0)1483 405679

 

We’re so confident in our SQE courses that, if you don’t pass SQE1, you can repeat our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course for free, as many times as you need.*

  • Free SQE1 Exam Preparation Course.
  • Pay in instalments.

15 study manuals, extensive practice question bank, and ULawSQE – our intelligent revision app.

All developed by our expert tutors.

Course Details

SQE1 Preparation Course

This course will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE1 assessments. The SQE1 assessments will test functioning legal knowledge (FLK) through two multiple choice assessments, each comprising 180 single best answer questions.

The course will also help you prepare for Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) as a trainee solicitor, by helping you to develop functioning legal knowledge for practice.

Why choose this course?

  • Adaptive and personalised learner journey, using our dynamic learning model: Prepare, Engage, Consolidate (PEC), covering all professional practice subjects and revision of all law subjects in the SRA’s assessment specification.
  • Confidence for the assessments, with the opportunity to practice daily for the exact type of questions you’ll face. Our intelligent revision app, ULawSQE, will give you practice tests using multiple-choice questions, which prepare you for the SQE1 exams, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. It will focus on the topics you need to improve, giving you the best preparation for success in the assessments.
  • Benefit from our extensive experience in preparing students for the type of questions in the SQE1 assessments.
  • In depth tutor guidance and support from our experienced tutors, who are all practitioners. Your tutor will monitor your progress and give you weekly individual feedback using predictive analytics, so you’ll know where to focus.
  • Brand new resources, developed specifically for SQE by our expert tutors. You’ll be provided with all course materials, including an extensive bank of practice exam questions, ULaw SQE – our intelligent revision app provides practice tests and feedback, and 15 brand new online study manuals, written specifically for SQE1.
  • Experience of working in practice. You’ll learn in the context of our virtual law firm, ULaw LLP. ULaw LLP replicates the working environment of a law firm and students perform real world tasks on simulated cases, deals and transactions, as if they were in the office.
  • Support for your career. You’ll have access to ULaw’s award-winning Employability Service, for information, advice, practical experience and links to the profession to help you to succeed in your career. Available at all campuses, the Employability Team will help you achieve your career and work experience goals.
  • We also work with over 90 of the top 100 law firms. 

Introductory offer 

When you book this course, you’ll get our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course for free. This short, intensive revision course will ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE1 assessments.

Following this course, we recommend:

  • SQE1 Exam Preparation Course. Introductory offer: when you book the SQE1 Preparation Course, you’ll get the SQE1 Exam Preparation Course for free.
  • SQE2 Preparation Course
  • SQE2 Exam Preparation Course. Introductory offer: when you book the SQE2 Preparation Course, you’ll get the SQE2 Exam Preparation Course for free.

Course Structure

Students will be required to complete a pre-study online diagnostic test to check their understanding of the key foundational law subjects. This should be completed within 24 hours of the start date. We use diagnostic testing to assess each student’s level of black letter law knowledge for SQE1.

This course has two modules. Ethics and Professional Conduct will be taught throughout the course.

Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (FLK1)

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Contract**
  • Tort**
  • Legal System of England and Wales**
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU Law**
  • Legal Services

Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK2)

  • Property Practice
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Land Law**
  • Trusts**
  • Criminal Law**
  • Criminal Practice

**Students will be expected to have studied these subjects before starting the SQE1 Preparation Course. These subjects will not be taught, but students will have opportunities to revise the law content throughout this course. These subjects are covered in our SQE Law Essentials course.

There are four to five units per week throughout the course (two units per week on the part-time course). Each unit follows our unique dynamic learning model: Prepare, Engage, Consolidate (PEC).

Prepare. You will spend approximately six hours per unit preparing, using the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) where all resources will be accessible. The Prepare stage includes a rich mixture of learning activities, including study manuals, multi-media, preparatory tasks, and quizzes.

Engage. The Engage stage involves between four and five two-hour classroom based and tutor facilitated face to face workshops where you will be asked to apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Prepare stage.

Consolidate. You will complete the Consolidate stage using our VLE. This stage involves a mixture of short consolidation learning activities and weekly revision tests on practice and law subjects using our intelligent revision app.

There will be regular mock assessments throughout the course, along with opportunities to review your progress and ask questions of your subject expert tutors in group review sessions.

Course Start Dates

  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Part-time Day: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • Part-time Evening: Hong Kong, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Part-time Day: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • Part-time Evening: Hong Kong, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Part-time Day: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • Part-time Evening: Hong Kong, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield

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You can also study this course online.

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider online study? We have over 2,500 students from across the world studying at our online campus.

The online version of the SQE1 Preparation Course covers the same content as the on campus version, with the added flexibility of choosing where and when you study.

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Course Information

 

With so many options for how and where you can study the SQE1 Preparation course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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There are no formal ULaw exams. There are mock SQE1 assessments throughout the course, to track your progress and help you prepare for the requirements of the real assessments.

This course does not lead to an academic award. However, students who successfully pass the SQE1 assessments will accumulate 60 credits, which can be applied towards an award under the University’s Recognition of External Assessments Policy.

You will sit your SQE assessments at Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally. For details on how to book and pay for your SQE assessments, as well as request any reasonable adjustments, please visit the SRA website on https://sqe.sra.org.uk.

  • There are two multiple choice assessments over two days – one for FLK1 and one for FLK2.
    • FLK1 covers: Business Law and Practice; Dispute Resolution; Contract; Tort; Legal System of England and Wales; Constitutional and Administrative Law; and Legal Services
    • FLK2 covers: Property Practice; Wills and the Administration of Estates; Solicitors Accounts; Land Law; Trusts; Criminal Law; and Criminal Practice
  • On each day the assessment is likely to take five hours, with a break in the middle.
  • Each assessment contains 180 single best answer questions.
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Fees and Booking

 

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  • If you’re considering the SQE1 Preparation Course, you may be interested in our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) which includes all our SQE preparation courses, leads to a master’s qualification, and could qualify for postgraduate funding.
  • If you’re a non-law graduate, you may be interested in our law conversion courses: PGDL, MA Law (SQE1), SQE Law Essentials
  • You may also be interested in the current route to practice as a solicitor: GDL, MA Law, and LPC

Please note: the SQE1 Preparation Course at Newcastle University is subject to approval.

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  • London, Hong Kong: £5,500.
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Norwich, Reading: £4,350.
  • Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield: £4,000.

Study manuals: eBooks are included in the course fee, and you’ll receive a 50% discount if you’d like to purchase print versions.

The course fee does not include the SQE1 assessment fee of £1,558

This course does not qualify for postgraduate funding. We have alternative courses with postgraduate funding including our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2).

Offers and discounts

  • £250 Alumni loyalty scheme discount for ULaw graduates.
  • Introductory offer: free SQE1 Exam Preparation Course. Saving you £500.
  • You can pay with one upfront payment or with three monthly instalments (six monthly instalments on the part-time courses).
  • Pass first time or study for free. We’re so confident in our SQE courses that, if you don’t pass SQE1, you can repeat our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course for free, as many times as you need.*

Our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course is a short, intensive revision course, which will ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE1 assessments.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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