Solicitors Qualifying Exam

SQE vs LPC and GDL

April 27, 2022

From Autumn 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) has scrapped the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in favour of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). This new exam is the route that all new solicitor applicants in England and Wales have to take from 2021 onwards. The SQE will need to […]

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Can I self study for the SQE?

April 25, 2022

In September 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as the new route to qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales. Unlike the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), the SQE isn’t a course —rather, it’s a series of exams taken in two stages.  […]

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How do peers influence learning?

April 23, 2022

Peers play a crucial role in any educational journey that we embark upon. The teachers, the content, and the learning materials are all equally important, but the classmates and friends that we pick up on the way can ultimately determine how we look back upon an experience. But as well as forming the friendships that […]

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What does the future of online learning look like?

April 21, 2022

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the 21st century had seen a dramatic increase in the use of learning technology in place of traditional classroom-based methods. During the pandemic, educational providers across the globe were forced to take their classes online to protect their students and staff. This latest transition may have been forced, but it […]

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Top things to consider when choosing an online course

April 19, 2022

With advancements in technology, it is now easier than ever to achieve an online education. Furthermore, after the pandemic more and more people are adjusting to working and learning from home. 96% of households in the UK have internet access, meaning there is a staggering number of potential online students. Many people, students and academics […]

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How to choose an SQE training course provider

April 17, 2022

Taking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is challenging, which is why many students choose to prepare for it through a training course. You only get three attempts to pass the exam in a six-year period, so it’s important that you feel fully prepared for each section of the SQE. Over 1,000 candidates from 26 countries […]

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Top 10 components of a good online course

April 15, 2022

In the modern world, it is increasingly common for people to work, study, communicate and do just about anything online. Since the pandemic, there has been a proliferation of online course creation and it seems that most education platforms are now offering online courses. Even universities have continued to host lectures and study groups online […]

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Is online learning more inclusive?

April 13, 2022

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, students didn’t have a choice but to study online rather than attend lectures and seminars in person. But many students actually choose online learning over classroom learning, for numerous reasons.  Students have been enrolling on web-based courses for decades, but there has been a substantial increase in uptake following the pandemic, especially […]

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Globalise your career: A U.S. Law Clerk’s journey to dual qualification

March 29, 2022

By Jasmine Gratton I Law Clerk at Whitmyer IP Group. When I first heard of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), I was both confused and intrigued. I was in my second year of law school at the University of Bristol in England, and there were murmurs of this new, stream-lined process to legal qualification in […]

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Digital learning by design: the future

October 19, 2021

As a result of the unstructured provision of learning online by virtue of the pandemic, it is now trite that digital learning should be by design rather than necessity. The L & D community has learnt a lot of lessons from the last 18 months, one of which is that there can be no ‘one […]

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