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SQE2 Preparation Course

This course is for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales with the 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 offers: save £1,500. £500 discount and free SQE2 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

Next start date

November 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 study@law.ac.uk or call +44(0)1483 405679

 

When you book this course, you’ll get our SQE2 Exam Preparation Course for free. Saving you £1,000.

  • £500 introductory discount.
  • £250 ULaw Alumni discount.
  • Pay in instalments.

New study manuals, practice assessments, skills masterclasses, intelligent revision app, demonstrations, and training media. All developed and delivered by our expert tutors.

Course Details

SQE2 Preparation Course

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.

Why choose this course?

  • Adaptive and personalised learner journey, using our dynamic learning model: Prepare, Engage, Consolidate (PEC), covering all skills assessed by the SRA in SQE2.
  • Confidence for the assessments, with plenty of practice in the exact type of oral and written skills assessments you’ll face. Our intelligent revision app, ULawSQE, will help you consolidate and revise the practice contexts within which the SQE2 assessments are based, so you’ll feel fully prepared and know exactly what to expect.
  • Benefit from our extensive experience in helping students develop the skills that will be assessed in SQE2.
  • 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 SQE2 by our expert tutors. You’ll be provided with all course materials, including practice questions, our intelligent revision app to revise the practice areas in which the SQE2 assessments are set, and bespoke online study manuals specifically written for SQE2.
  • 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 of our 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 SQE2 Exam Preparation Course for free. This short course provides assessment technique workshops, revision activities and mock tests to ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE2 assessments. More information coming soon.

Course Structure

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.

  • Interviewing. Planning for and conducting an interview with a client, producing an attendance note recording a client interview and initial legal analysis.
  • Advocacy/Persuasive Oral Communication. Planning for and conducting a piece of advocacy before a judge.
  • Case and matter analysis. Producing a written report to a partner giving a legal analysis of a case and providing client-focused advice.
  • Practical Legal Research. Conducting legal research from a variety of resources, and producing a written report.
  • Legal Writing. Producing a letter or email as the solicitor acting in a matter, which clearly and correctly applies the law and is appropriate to the recipient.
  • Legal Drafting. Producing a piece of drafting using a precedent, or amending a document.

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.

Course Start Dates

  • SQE2 Preparation Course
    • Part-time Day: Birmingham, Bristol, 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, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
  • SQE2 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
  • SQE2 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
  • SQE2 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
  • SQE2 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Exeter
  • SQE2 Preparation Course
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • 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

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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 SQE2 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, 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 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 and pay 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:

  • client interviewing including a linked attendance note/legal analysis
  • advocacy
  • case and matter analysis, including negotiation planning
  • legal research
  • legal writing
  • legal drafting

The assessments are set in the practice areas of:

  • criminal practice (including advising clients at the police station)
  • dispute resolution
  • property practice
  • wills and intestacy, probate administration and practice
  • business organisations, rules and procedures (including money laundering and financial services)
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Fees and Booking

 

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  • You may also 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 (Online).
  • You may also be interested in the current route to practice as a solicitor: GDL, MA Law, and LPC.

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.

 

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Course fees

Introductory offer: £500 off the listed fees for courses starting in November 2021 and February 2022.

  • 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 SQE2 assessment fee of £2,422.

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 November 2021 and February 2022 courses: £500 off the SQE2 Preparation Course fee.
  • There is an additional £250 Alumni loyalty scheme discount for ULaw graduates
  • Introductory offer: free SQE2 Exam Preparation Course*. Saving you £1,000.
  • You can pay with one upfront payment or with monthly instalments.

*Our SQE2 Exam Preparation Course is a short course that provides assessment technique workshops, revision activities and mock tests to ensure you’re confident and fully prepared for the SQE2 assessments.

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