SQE costs fully covered by master’s loan with The College of Legal Practice

updated on 05 January 2022

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The College of Legal Practice has become the first fully virtual training provider to be awarded new degree awarding powers (NDAPs) by the Office for Students (OfS), making it a fully accredited postgraduate law school.

The college can now offer aspiring lawyers an LLM in Legal Practice, which includes preparation for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). The master’s programme enables students to access the government-backed master’s loans for up to £11,750, which will fully cover the costs of the college’s LLM at £6,900 and the SQE exam fees at £3,980.  

The opportunity for students to fund their studies was an important factor in the college’s decision to apply for NDAPs.

By securing NDAPs, The College of Legal Practice has demonstrated to the OfS that it has:

  • strong academic governance;
  • high academic standards and quality assurance processes;
  • an appropriately trained and skilled academic team to deliver degree-level courses;
  • a foundation to enable student development and achievement;
  • robust monitoring and evaluation systems and process; and
  • a real and meaningful commitment to access and participation.

The college’s CEO Dr Giles Proctor said: “The College of Legal Practice’s mission is to develop excellent legal professionals through personalised and flexible learning. Our status as a new degree awarding powers law school cements our position alongside the best in the legal education market.

“We care passionately about supporting students to achieve their career aspirations and I am personally very proud that we can now offer students loan options to fully fund their route to becoming a solicitor. Securing NDAPs is a fantastic development for us.”

Find out more about how you can fund the SQE in LCN’s recent Oracle and don’t forget to regularly check the SQE hub for updates.