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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 offer: Free SQE2 Exam Preparation Course.
None required. However, the SRA requires a degree (or equivalent) to qualify as a solicitor.
6 weeks full-time
18 weeks part-time
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 a one and a half hour online based unit where students will be asked to apply the knowledge they have acquired in the Prepare stage.
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.
You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
With many options for when you can study, you can be sure to find a start date 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.
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 £2,493.
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.
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