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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.

To study this course it is recommended you have a law degree or have completed a law conversion course, such as MA Law (Conversion), Postgraduate Diploma in Law or SQE Law Essentials.

If you are currently working in the legal sector, including international lawyers, you may wish to study our part-time online SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals course.

Introductory offer: 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.

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Entry requirements

Duration options

12 weeks full-time
24 weeks part-time

Next start date

June 2024

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Is this course right for you?


You can still qualify as a solicitor with the current route. Contact us on [email protected] 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 up to two further times.*

*Terms and Conditions apply

78% of our students passed the January 2024 SQE1 assessments first time, compared to the industry average first attempt pass rate of 59%*

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

All developed by our expert lecturers.

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.

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 practise 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 lecturer guidance and support from our experienced lecturers, who are all practitioners. Your lecturer 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 lecturers. You’ll be provided with all course materials including our ULaw SQE revision app, which has an extensive bank of practice exam questions. You’ll be able to take mock tests and receive personalised feedback.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy Flexibility – studying at our online campus gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and around your other commitments, within given deadlines, and at your preferred time of day, with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus
  • Our online programmes will save you the time and money on commuting to and from campus and allow you to study anywhere, across devices, however you can be reassured that the course won’t be compromised on quality or be less demanding than our on campus courses
  • 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.
  • We have a vast network in the legal industry and deliver training to 91 of the top 100 law firms, with exclusive relationships with 61 of the top UK law firms and many of the most prestigious US 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 - this course is designed for those who’ve completed SQE1 training, such as our SQE1 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.

Not sure if this course is right for you? Download our free guide, An SQE Course for Everyone, to find your path to becoming a solicitor.

Important Information

Please note: If you require a visa to study in the UK and wish to progress on to one of our on-campus vocational courses, please refer to our UK visa requirements page for information about applying for a Student Route visa.

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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.

This Academic Legal Knowledge Quiz is made up of 7 subjects which represent the Black Letter Law subjects.

We use diagnostic testing to assess each student’s knowledge in these subjects for SQE1. Based on your results, we may recommend extra revision aids or a law conversion course.

This course has two modules. Ethics and Professional Conduct is taught across both FLK 1 and FLK 2.

The appropriate level of academic law knowledge is likely, though not required, to have come from a previous course of academic study. Academic law subjects will not be directly taught on the SQE1 Preparation Course, but students will have opportunities and materials to enable them to revise academic law content throughout. Students whose academic law knowledge may not be sufficient or sufficiently recent to undertake the SQE1 Preparation Course may wish first to undertake our SQE Law Essentials course, which provides a solid academic law foundation and a firm basis for progression.

Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (FLK1)

Professional Practice

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Services

Academic Law

  • Contract
  • Tort
  • Legal System of England and Wales
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU Law

Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK2)

Professional Practice

  • Property Practice
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Criminal Practice

Academic Law

  • Land Law
  • Trusts
  • Criminal Law

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

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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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 lecturer contact time, why not consider studying on campus?

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Course Information


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



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, pay and receive your results for your SQE assessments, as well as request any reasonable adjustments, please visit the SRA website.

  • 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
  • Each assessment contains 180 single best answer questions.
  • On each day the assessment is likely to take five 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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The course fee does not include the SQE1 assessment fee of £1,798.

2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023): £4,200 (UK)

$41,087.50 HKD (Hong Kong) (includes a 5% discount for students booking via our Hong Kong eStore)

2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024): £4,900 (UK)

Hong Kong - $50,450HKD

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

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.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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