The SQE at a Glance
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.
Split in two stages
The first stage tests legal knowledge, and the second tests legal skills. BARBRI offers prep courses for both.
You must take both parts
Exam formats are varied
Unlike the GDL/LPC exams, the SQE is comprised of a series of exams that include mixed subject questions and multiple-choice formats.
10, 20 or 40 week course options
10 or 20 week course options
SQE1 Prep alumni price
The new path to qualification
Why take the new SQE rather than the old route?
The SQE offers greater flexibility, spreading the preparation course and exam fees over longer time periods.
Unlike the full-time LPC, earn whilst learning with BARBRI SQE Prep.
The SQE and the opportunity for qualifying work experience in place of a traditional training contract allows flexible entry into the profession.
Many smaller LPC providers will discontinue their course or migrate to SQE preparation, making it difficult to gain a place in an affordable or convenient LPC.
Innovation and investment will be directed towards the SQE as universities, law firms and employers begin focusing on the new qualification.
Most employers will expect their future trainees to have qualified under the SQE.
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SQE Sample Course Materials
“BARBRI gives you all of the tools you need for success […] The thorough materials provide you with ample study guides and realistic practice materials. The daily study plan assures you that you are staying on track with your studying. This combination of well-developed tools allows you to feel as confident as you possibly can.”