updated on 23 February 2021
The College of Legal Practice has announced the cost of its Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) preparation courses, which are designed to be more affordable, flexible and accessible than the old route to qualification.
Established by The College of Law in Australasia, The College of Legal Practice has revealed its Developing Legal Professionals (DLP) programme, which is made up of three core learning areas. The programme will prepare aspiring solicitors to pass the SQE1 and SQE2 exams in a virtual environment, while also developing the additional skills and competencies required to succeed in the legal industry.
The SQE1 preparation course – Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK) – will cost £1,800, while the SQE2 preparation course – Solicitors Legal Skills (SLS) – will cost £2,300. The SLK and SLS are both available as a 12-week full-time course or a 20-week part-time course. Meanwhile, the legal skills modules range in price starting at £800, with a full LLM in Legal Practice available to aspiring solicitors from £6,900.
The College of Legal Practice’s CEO Giles Proctor said: “The College of Legal Practice’s entry into the market signals a generational change for legal education. An old-fashioned ‘one-size fits all’ approach simply doesn’t work because every learner’s need is different. We recognize that we need to design legal courses around individual needs, and help learners develop the skills and competencies for success in their careers. By doing so, we hope to ensure a more diverse group of individuals can access and do well in the legal profession. We’re proud to support access for our learners to high quality, practical legal education.”
The college will offer its SQE preparation courses from Summer 2021.