The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is a centralised assessment that was developed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The traditional method for becoming a solicitor comprised of completing a law degree or GDL, then the LPC, then a two-year training contract. With the new SQE qualification, there are varied means of getting Solicitor status. The solicitor apprenticeship enables school leavers to qualify in six years by combining study with on-the-job training, while LPC students and graduates working as paralegals can qualify as solicitors through the equivalent means route. SQE is the mandatory final centralised assessment for every route, and once successfully passed, then you will qualify for the title of Solicitor of England and Wales. SQE requires all intending solicitors to demonstrate a high level of legal knowledge and practice skills, furthermore the exam also assesses intellectual and analytical ability.
Are you an Overseas qualified Solicitor or Lawyer? Do you need to brush up your knowledge of British Law and improve your Legal English to pass The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)?
This course has been designed for aspiring solicitors and lawyers in which they must pass to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales. Although the course addresses overseas qualified solicitors and lawyers or people who have studied their degree outside the UK, it can also help any individual, regardless of which route into the profession they have taken prior to the sitting of the assessment.
Our Legal English programme for SQE will improve your Legal English by focusing on SQE1 – Functioning Legal knowledge with a lot of language input and strategies to understand and evaluate the text. This is the first stage of SQE which integrates substantive and procedural law and also tests ethical judgement. SQE1 will consist of 180 multiple choice questions spread across two sessions for a total of 5 hours, and will cover the following areas:
- Business Law and Practice
- Dispute Resolution
- The Legal System of England and Wales
- Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU law
- Legal Services
- Property Practice
- Wills and the Administration of Estates
- Solicitors Accounts
- Land Law
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Litigation
To pass SQE, you need to be confident of your knowledge and application of the law, furthermore you need to develop and practise a successful examination technique in order to be fully prepared. A preparation course is essential if you want to successfully pass the final SQE because firstly, the syllabus is very comprehensive and covers nearly the entire corpus of English law, secondly, each individual is only allowed to attempt the SQE1 exam three times every six years (failure may mean substantial delays in progressing your legal career). Thirdly, assessment fees for retakes can be substantial, and finally, the higher you score, the more likely you are to have better prospects when applying for jobs.
Our preparation course has been developed by experienced tutors and language specialists who have legal experience, both in legal education and private practice. The advantages of undertaking our specialized course is that you can benefit from online live sessions which follows a structured study plan introducing you to the required text and working together to improve the use of legal English and understanding the text through textbooks, practice questions, mock tests and tutor support.
FREE for the first two weeks’ if enrolled before 20th June. Subject to terms and conditions. Please register at your earliest convenience to secure your place. Fees include access to all SQE course materials, resources and live sessions through dedicated Microsoft Teams account, detailed end-of-course progress report, and support from staff and supervisors.
The Course is set to commence 5th July 2021 and the timetable will be announced after registration has closed. Sessions will take place weekly on Microsoft Teams for a duration of 15 weeks, 4 hours per week and students will be studying in groups delivered by our friendly and experienced teachers. Minimum 12 hours of personal weekly study is recommended. The course is available throughout the year and can be taken multiple times. Different materials will be studied in each period.