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This online course is designed for professionals working full-time in the legal sector, including international lawyers, who wish to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales using the SQE pathway to qualification. It is designed to support the legal knowledge and skills you will have already developed in the legal industry, while preparing you for the SRA’s centralised SQE1 assessments, which test functioning legal knowledge (FLK).
If you do not have experience working in the legal sector, or you feel that you need a deeper dive into the English legal system, you may wish to study our online SQE1 Preparation Course.
Introductory offer: Free SQE1 Exam Preparation Course.
None required. However, the SRA requires a degree (or equivalent) to qualify as a solicitor.
40 weeks part-time (10 hours per week)
April 2023See all Start Dates
You can still qualify as a solicitor with the current route. Contact us on [email protected] or call +44(0)1483 405679
This course will help you acquire the basic legal knowledge and skills required to sit the SRA’s centralised SQE1 assessments, which test functioning legal knowledge (FLK) through two multiple choice assessments, each comprising 180 single best answer questions.
Why choose this course?
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 prepared for the SQE1 assessments.
Following this course, we recommend:
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 comprises fifteen short modules spanning the Academic Law and Professional Practice components of the SQE syllabus for both Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (FLK 1) and Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK 2). Ethics and Professional Conduct is taught across both FLK 1 and FLK 2, but also attracts a small number of dedicated Units of its own.
Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (FLK 1)
Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK 2)
You will typically study two units per week and each unit will take approximately 5 hours to complete. Each unit follows our unique dynamic learning model: Prepare, Engage, Consolidate (PEC).
Prepare. You will spend approximately 3.25 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. You will spend approximately 1 hour per unit practising the skill or applying the knowledge you have acquired in the Prepare stage. For academic law units, you will use the University's intelligent revision tool, ULaw SQE, to attempt a practice test on the unit content by way of a series of Single Best Answer Questions (mimicking the style of the real assessment). For professional practice units, you will undertake learning activities in the University's VLE.
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.
With so many options for how and when you can study the SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals 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 on https://sqe.sra.org.uk.
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 five hours, with a break in the middle.
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If you’re considering the SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals, 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.
Online campus: £4,500 (UK), $46,350 (HK online)
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 £1,622.
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 SQE1 Exam Preparation Course is a short, intensive revision course, which will ensure you’re confident and prepared for the SQE1 assessments. More information coming soon.
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