The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) with BARBRI

Trust BARBRI, the world's largest legal exam preparation experts, to help you succeed with the SQE

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Become a solicitor with BARBRI

We offer online SQE preparation courses that fit all types of learners, from those who want to get qualified or dual-qualified as soon as possible to those who need more flexibility and time.

50 years of experience

In the US, BARBRI is a household name. And we’re fast making our mark in the UK too, using the same legal expertise and industry-leading technology to help students prepare for the SQE exams.  

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Expert faculty

Our tutors are qualified solicitors and barristers with decades of legal education experience, and we update our course material regularly to reflect the latest changes.

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Maximum flexibility

Our SQE1 prep courses are designed to be fully online and flexible. Your Personalised Study Plan (PSP) customises your learning journey so you can fit in the bit-sized modules around work and other commitments.

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Exceptional student support

You get unlimited one-to-one time with a SQE1 Prep learning coach, plus top career coaching to help you prepare for applications and interviews.

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Comprehensive practice questions and mocks

Get access to thousands of practice SQE1 multiple-choice questions, and lots of SQE2 practice exercises and mock exams with personalised feedback.

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BARBRI guarantee

This is a tough exam. We’ll do everything we can to help you pass the exam, but life happens. And if you didn’t pass the first time around, for whatever reason, we’ll help you to prepare for your resit.  

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Superior pass rates

Not only do we have 50 years of experience in Bar exam preparation, we have been preparing students for the SQE since the very first exam. And our high pass rates show that our method works. 

SQE1

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Pass rate with 90% (or more) of PSP complete
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Average pass rate for all BARBRI students
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Industry average pass rate, SRA (Jul 2023)

SQE2

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Pass for BARBRI Alumni
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Average pass rate for all BARBRI students
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Industry average pass rate, SRA (Apr 2023)

Understanding the SQE

It’s not just a new name, it’s an entirely different way of testing, bringing with it the need for an entirely new way of preparing for the examination. Learn more about the SQE below. 

The SQE Explained

We break it down →

The LPC vs SQE

A comparison →

Qualifying work experience

Find out more →

The new path to qualification

Under the new SQE route, to become a solicitor, you are required to undergo the following steps:

Have a degree or equivalent

Satisfy the SRA's character and suitability requirements

Who is the SQE for?

BARBRI can help you prepare for the SQE with confidence no matter what your background is. See how the SQE pathway applies to you: 

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Do you have any questions?

Fill out the form and our student advisors will give you a call to talk you through all your questions and options.

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BARBRI Global offers the following courses:

With BARBRI, you’ll gain the confidence that comes from courses backed by years of proven experience in both multiple-choice legal testing and mixed-subject testing. Choose the course that fits your life – from SQE preparation courses to practical legal skills courses and masterclasses – and study whenever and wherever you want.

Foundations in Law

Our 6-week online introduction course to English common law, perfect for professionals or as primer for those looking to start their SQE journey →

SQE1 Prep course

Our in-depth SQE1 preparation course, available in various durations to suit your lifestyle: Flexible (40 weeks), Focused (20 weeks) and Accelerated (10 weeks) →

SQE1 Boost

SQE1 Boost offers extensive practice with SQE multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for those not already enrolled on the BARBRI SQE1 prep course →

SQE2 Prep course

Our hands-on SQE2 Prep course includes invaluable mock exams. It is available in Focused (starting 20 weeks before the exam) or Accelerated (10 weeks) options

#LegalLifeSkills

Ready to power your career? Our new range of short courses help you develop the personal skills needed to be effective and successful in legal life

SQE2 Mocks

Our SQE2 Mocks plan offers mock exams to help you prepare for the SQE2 assessment. Perfect for those not already doing the BARBRI SQE2 Prep course

Trainee Litigation Programme

This course is designed to offer trainee and junior solicitors first-hand experience of the litigation process →

Negotiation skills

Our 6-week course, in association with the IBA, will help you to develop negotiation skills and is available to pre- and post-qualified legal practitioners

Continued professional development training

Tutor-led presentations, free-associated thinking, discussions, group work, case studies and practical exercises

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Your future starts here!

We offer payment plans, click here to find out more

Not yet ready to enrol?

Curious? Take a look at our prospectus, view our sample course materials and log into our learning platform for free to experience our Personal Study Plan (PSP)! Find our other resources here. 

Download the SQE Prep Prospectus

Read our SQE Prep Prospectus to discover key information about the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and BARBRI.

Download the Qualified Overseas Lawyer Prospectus

Learn more about the route to SQE qualification, how SQE exemptions work and more. 

SQE1 Prep Preview

Experience the course for yourself through our SQE1 Prep preview. You can test out the online environment of the Personal Study Plan (PSP). Interact with its features, view examples of content and structure.

BARBRI HeadStart

Give your legal career a head start with BARBRI's free Careers & Employability hub.

BARBRI's support for students

At BARBRI we have worked hard to create a supportive and encouraging student support community. If you choose to undertake your SQE Prep course with us, we’re confident that we can deliver everything you need to lead you to qualification success and help you progress your career in the legal industry. 

Student Support

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Funding Support

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Careers Support

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Our SQE Prep Faculty

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BARBRI's support for law firms, ALSPs and organisations

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We are proud to have built a number of preferred and exclusive partnerships with law firms, ALSPs and organisations to provide their aspiring lawyers with everything they need to excel.

"I am extremely impressed with the BARBRI SQE Prep course. The mock questions were very similar to those in the exam and the content BARBRI included on the course was extremely targeted, making revision effortlessly efficient."


Lauren Hancock, BARBRI SQE alumni

Awards

BARBRI is thrilled to have earned numerous awards, showcasing our dedication to excellence in legal education. These awards validate our commitment to providing top-tier resources and support to aspiring lawyers worldwide.

SQE Resources

SQE Blogs

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How to choose an SQE training course provider

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Can I get a training contract with SQE?

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What does the SQE cost?

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Update on changes to the SQE1 Prep testing dates

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De Montfort Uni teams up with BARBRI to launch SQE-ready LLM

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Securing an SQE scholarship helped me realise my solicitor dream

Other resources

SQE1 Sample Course Materials

Thinking about enrolling in the BARBRI SQE Prep course? Sample some of the materials and resources you’ll receive to prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam →

Events and webinars

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SQE2 Sample Course Materials

Thinking about enrolling in the BARBRI SQE Prep course? Sample some of the materials and resources you’ll receive to prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam →

Frequently asked questions

Make an informed decision! We round up those questions you're likely to have →

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