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SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals Online

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: 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.

Course requirements ➔

Entry requirements

Duration options

40 weeks part-time (10 hours per week)

Next start date

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

Especially tailored for those working full-time, you’ll have complete flexibility to study online at your own pace over 40 weeks (10 hours per week), without any fixed schedule.

Just in time booster revision courses to prepare for the real assessments are included in the course fee.


Course Details

SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals Online

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?

  • It combines the foundations of English Law with our SQE1 Preparation Course, to complement the knowledge and skills you will have already developed in the legal industry, to provide you with the best possible preparation to pass the SQE1 assessments.
  • 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 practice 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.
  • Brand new resources, developed specifically for SQE by our expert lecturers. You’ll be provided with all course materials, including an extensive bank of practice exam questions, ULaw SQE – our intelligent revision app provides practice tests and feedback, and 15 online study manuals, written specifically for SQE1.
  • 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 prepared for the SQE1 assessments.

Following this course, we recommend:

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.

*All eligible cohorts contacted, results based on over 1,800 responses.

SQE Exam Dates


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April 2024


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Full access to the SQE app

Students studying our SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals Online will receive full access to our intelligent SQE revision app ULaw SQE. The app is designed to help prepare and embed your Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK), ready to take on the SQE1 assessments.

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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 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)

Professional Practice

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Services

Academic Law

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

Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK 2)

Professional Practice

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

Academic Law

  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Trusts

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.

Course Start Dates

  • SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals
    • Part-time: Online
  • SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals
    • Part-time: Online

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Course Information


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

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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Fees and Booking


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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.



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Please note: The SQE assessment fee is not included in this course fee.

2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024):

UK: £5,400, Hong Kong: HK$55,600

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

  • Introductory offer: free SQE1 Exam Preparation Course. Saving you £500.
  • There is an additional £250 Alumni loyalty scheme discount for ULaw graduates.
  • You can pay with one upfront payment or with six monthly instalments (part-time courses only).
  • Pass first time or study for free. We’re so confident in our SQE courses that, if you don’t pass SQE1, you can re-take our SQE1 Exam Preparation Course for free.*

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.

*Terms and Conditions apply.




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