SQE Foundations

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About BARBRI SQE Foundations

BARBRI SQE Foundations is short course that can help increase your confidence before undertaking your SQE1 Prep studies. It was designed to help graduates access the learning delivered through the BARBRI SQE Prep courses more quickly and successfully. 

Flexible study

You will only need to dedicate around 15 hours a week over 4 weeks making this course easy to fit into your life.

Bespoke study materials

The course consists of lectures, an online workbook and guided, interactive learning activities to solidify your knowledge.

What you'll cover

Course content covers Legal System of England and Wales, Legal Research & Key Legal Concepts.

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Who is this course for?

SQE Foundations has been specifically developed for students without a law degree who will be studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) with BARBRI, and have little or no prior formal, academic background in English and Welsh law. This course is also suitable for law graduates who would like a refresher before embarking on the SQE and may even introduce some concepts not covered at university, but which will be covered in the SQE exams.

What you will learn

The SQE Foundations course will take place over four weeks, and you will need to dedicate around 15 hours of study per week to complete the course before moving onto your chosen SQE1 Prep course. The syllabus will give you an introduction to three key areas including:

  • The legal system of England & Wales;
  • Legal research – how to conduct and present it;
  • Core legal terms, concepts, and areas of practice.

The law covered in this course will also be covered in the SQE1 Prep course through additional lectures and exercises. SQE Foundations is a chance to acclimatise yourself to the study of law and, also to get you thinking like a lawyer.

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What's included

An online study guide will provide you with overviews and guidance on each subject.

Short, interactive lectures break down each of the subjects and are easy to schedule around your time commitments.

Interactive, online exercises incorporated into the curriculum help to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the materials.

Online pre-recorded, interactive workshops help to consolidate learning in legal thinking, the application of law, interpreting case law & statute, legal research and presenting client advice.

Self-review questions to help further understanding, including an introduction into SQE1 format of questioning.

Access to Westlaw enables candidates to start developing their legal research skills.

Sample the SQE Foundations materials

Check out the free sample course materials and resources you will receive as part of the SQE Foundations course.

Enrol in BARBRI SQE Foundations

Please note that you can only enrol onto SQE Foundations as a package alongside your preferred SQE1 Prep course duration. This additional course option is only available on the SQE1 Prep 40-week and 20-week course options.

BARBRI SQE1 Prep Course

Foundations package

Part-time course | 4-week course
15 hours of study per week
Starting 13th March 2023

Packaged with SQE1 Prep 40-week course, starting 10th April 2023


BARBRI SQE1 Prep Course

Foundations package

Part-time course | 4-week
15 hours of study per week
Starting 1st August 2023
Packaged with SQE1 Prep 20-week course, starting 29th August


If you would like to enrol in a course that has already started, please reach out to our team at sqeprep@barbri.com to check availability.

SQE1 Prep course options

For the full list of SQE1 Prep courses, without the SQE Foundations package, checking our enrolment and pricing information below.

Why students choose BARBRI

“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.”

Kristin Noonan

“The structure and pace of the Personal Study Plan helped me have a comprehensive plan and approach to reviewing the material.”

Eric J. Khorshad

“Everything you need is in the BARBRI course, and you have more than enough to get you prepared, you just need to dedicate the time and remember to stay calm! It breaks a seemingly insurmountable task down into manageable pieces so it’s doable. Additionally, being able to know my weak areas made my study time a lot more efficient.”

Holly Hearns

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