The University of Law launches SQE1 prep course for legal professionals

updated on 06 April 2022

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The University of Law (ULaw) has launched a new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) preparation course designed to support professionals already in the legal industry who want to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales via the SQE.

Spread across 40 weeks, with 10 hours of study per week, the course has been put together to ease the pressure that comes with studying and working full time. Those who take the SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals course can pause their studies to fit in around their workloads.

The legal education provider’s SQE preparation courses focus on preparing candidates to take the SQE, as well as developing the commercial and personal skills, and behaviours required to succeed in the legal profession.

Use LawCareers.Net’s guide to SQE preparation courses to compare the prep courses on offer.

The SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals Course will take into account the legal professionals’ existing knowledge and skills, while equipping them to pass the SQE1 assessments.

The SQE, which will replace the Legal Practice Course and Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme, was introduced in September 2021 as the new centralised way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Peter Crisp, the university’s vice chancellor said: “Our programmes build on our heritage of outstanding teaching and support for our students. They incorporate the latest learning technology and flexible study options which we are confident will ensure exam success in the SQE for those aspiring to become solicitors, as well as supporting those who are already working in the legal profession to qualify. 

 “The introduction of our SQE1 Preparation for Legal Professionals course will enable those already working in the legal profession to continue the great work they do while furthering their legal education and readying them for the new SQE route to qualification.”

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