SQE

SQE1 Preparation Course Online

This online 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 £1,000. £500 discount and free SQE1 Exam Preparation Course.

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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

Duration options

12 weeks full-time
24 weeks part-time

Next start date

May 2021

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Is this course right for you?

 

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

 

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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.*

  • £500 introductory discount.
  • 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 Online

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.

  • Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (FLK1): Business Law and Practice, Dispute Resolution, Contract, Tort, Legal System of England and Wales, and Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU Law, and Legal Services
  • Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK2): Property Practice, Wills and the Administration of Estates, Solicitors Accounts, Land Law, Trusts, and Criminal Law, and Criminal Practice
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct will be taught throughout the course.

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, 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, ULawSQE – 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 join ULaw LLP, our virtual law firm. 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 of our campuses, the Employability Team will help you achieve your career and work experience goals.

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. More information coming soon.

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 seven 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 a mixture of online breakout rooms/live classes and group sessions where students will be asked to apply the knowledge or practice the skill they have acquired in the Prepare. These activities should take approximately two hours per unit to complete. Students will receive online individual and group tutor feedback and support during the Engage stage. There will also be live sessions where students will be able to receive feedback on mock tests and ask questions.

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: Online
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Online
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Part-time: Online
  • SQE1 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Online

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Study On Campus

You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, with more tutor contact time, why not consider studying on campus?

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Course Information

 

Full-time August 2021 (for November 2021 SQE1 assessment).

  • Induction w/c 9 August 2021. Teaching starts w/c 16 August 2021.
  • End date: 29 October 2021.

Full-time January 2022 (for May 2022 SQE1 assessment).

  • Induction w/c 24 January 2022. Teaching starts w/c 31 January 2022.
  • End date: 29 April 2022.

Part-time May 2021 (for November 2021 SQE1 assessment).

  • Induction w/c 10 May 2021. Teaching starts 17 May 2021.
  • End date: 24 October 2021.

Part-time October 2021 (for May 2022 SQE1 assessment).

  • Induction w/c 25 October 2021. Teaching starts w/c 1 November 2021.
  • End date: 1 May 2022.

Also see SQE1 Preparation Course on campus.

Calendar

 

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 book, pay for and sit your SQE assessments externally. See www.sra.org.uk for details.

  • SQE1 assessments are available in May and November. The first SQE1 assessment will be in November 2021.
  • There are two multiple choice assessments over two days – one for FLK1 and one for FLK2.
  • Each assessment contains 180 single best answer questions.
  • On each day the assessment is likely to take six hours, with a break in the middle.
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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Booking

 

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Introductory offer: £500 off the listed fee for courses starting in 2021.

  • Online campus: £3,500

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

  • Introductory offer for 2021 courses: £500 off the SQE1 Preparation Course fee.
  • There is an additional £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. More information coming soon.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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