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This course is for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales with the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) pathway. This course will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE2 skills assessments, which will test the practical legal skills of client interviewing, advocacy, legal writing, drafting and research, and case and matter analysis. It is part of our new suite of SQE courses.
This course is designed for those who’ve completed SQE1 training, such as our SQE1 Preparation Course.
Introductory offer: Free SQE2 Exam Preparation Course.
None required. However, the SRA requires a degree (or equivalent) to qualify as a solicitor.
January 2023See all Start Dates
You will develop the legal skills of interviewing, advocacy, case and matter analysis, legal research, legal writing and drafting in order to sit SQE2 and be ready for Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) and practice.
This course will prepare you for the SRA’s centralised SQE2 assessments.
When you book this course, you’ll get our SQE2 Exam Preparation Course for free. This short, intensive revision course provides assessment technique workshops, revision activities and mock tests to ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE2 assessments.
You will develop the six SQE2 practical legal skills of interviewing, advocacy, case and matter analysis, legal research, legal writing and drafting in order to sit SQE2 and be ready for practice.
Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) is a significant part of the SQE2 exam and this course is designed for those who have already studied FLK by completing SQE1 training, such as on our SQE1 Preparation Course or as a result of studying on the LPC, and will not be taught on this course.
There are six units per week throughout the course (two units per week in the part-time courses). 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 the resources will be accessible. The Prepare stage includes a rich mixture of learning activities including manual reading, demonstrations, multi-media, preparatory tasks and test your knowledge quizzes.
Engage. The Engage stage involves six, 90-minute classroom based and tutor facilitated face to face workshops where you will be asked to practice and apply the skills you have started to acquire in the Prepare stage. You will have nine contact hours per week with tutors (three hours per week on the part-time course).
Consolidate. You will complete the Consolidate stage using our VLE. This stage will involve short consolidation learning activities focusing on practising the SQE2 skills and regular practice context and foundation law revision tests using our intelligent revision app to refresh the knowledge required for the SQE2 assessments.
The course will also help you prepare for Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) as a trainee solicitor, by helping you to develop the practical legal skills required for practice.
Throughout the course there are regular practice assessments with feedback to help you prepare for the requirements of the real assessments.
Study SQE2 Preparation Course Online starting January 2023, February 2023, May 2023, August 2023, January 2024, February 2024, May 2024, August 2024, January 2025 or February 2025
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 SQE2 Preparation Course covers the same content as the on campus version, with the added flexibility of choosing where and when you study.
With so many options for how and where you can study, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.
There are no formal ULaw exams. There are regular practice assessments with feedback to 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 SQE2 assessments will accumulate 30 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 on https://sqe.sra.org.uk.
SQE2 involves approximately 14 hours of skills assessments over five half days. There are 16 written and oral tasks covering the six legal skills:
The assessments are set in the practice areas of:
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There are no entry requirements for this course, but the SRA requires you to pass SQE1 before attempting SQE2.
Please note: The SQE2 Preparation Course at Newcastle University is subject to approval.
2022/23 Course Fees
2023/24 Course Fees (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)
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 SQE2 assessment fee of £2,422 (increasing to £2,493 from October 2022)
This course does not qualify for postgraduate funding. We have alternative courses with postgraduate funding including our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2).
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*Our SQE2 Exam Preparation Course is a short, intensive revision course that provides assessment technique workshops, revision activities and mock tests to ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE2 assessments.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.