SQE costs and funding: find the right option for you

From scholarships through to payment plans and student loans, we are committed to making the SQE accessible to all.

Download our SQE funding guides

Wondering how to fund your SQE preparation course? BARBRI is here to help.

At BARBRI we’re committed to supporting students from all backgrounds enjoy a successful and rewarding career in the legal sector. We wholeheartedly support the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) to reduce existing barriers and strengthen the diversity and representation of those working in law.

While the SQE exam is improving access to the legal profession, most people are not able to fully self-fund their studies. We have developed a funding initiative called BARBRI Bridges to help give more people a chance at SQE success, whatever their personal circumstances. As part of this, students can apply to multiple scholarship options. We have also partnered with student loan companies to offer an additional option for funding your SQE qualification journey with BARBRI.

Your SQE funding options

BARBRI scholarships

You may be eligible for a scholarship based on your experience or accomplishments.

Bill my employer

If your employer is willing to pay for your course and exam fees, this can be done via ‘Bill My Employer’ when enrolling.* 

Flexible payment plans

Payment plans allow you to spread the cost over the duration of your course.

Student loans

You can apply for a student loan to finance your SQE Prep studies.

Alumni discount

BARBRI SQE1 alumni will receive a £500 discount off SQE2.

*Please note that students billing their employers are charged 20% VAT on top of the course fees.

How much does the SQE cost?

Here we break down how much our SQE Prep courses cost:

SQE1 costs:

BARBRI prep course:
Includes: Personal Study Plan via our intelligent learning platform ISAAC, video lectures, workbooks, practice questions, mock exams, unlimited 1-to-1 tutor support, hard copy books and employment support.
SRA exam fee:
£1,798 (£899 for FLK1 and £899 for FLK2)
From September 2024 the new fee is £1,888 (£944 for FLK1 and £944 for FLK2)

SQE2 costs:

BARBRI prep course:
£3,499 (£2,999 for SQE1 alumni)
Includes: Diagnostic assessment of SQE1 knowledge, skills lectures, workbooks, scaffolding activities, self-practice activities, personalised feedback, tutor support, mock exams and employment support
SRA exam fee:
From September 2024 the new fee is £2,902
Please also consider: Students have to travel to a test centre and take the examination face-to-face for both the SQE1 and SQE2. Here is a comprehensive list of all centre locations (both UK and internationally), test dates and ways to book the examination. Therefore, please budget for transport to exam centres, accommodation for exams, which may be over several days and travel insurance.
If you take the Foundations in Law and SQE1 package, your payment plan will be adjusted accordingly. 

Download our SQE funding guides

SQE1 Funding Guide

This guide gives you an overview of the support you can secure to help fund your SQE1 Prep studies.

SQE2 Funding guide

Download the guide for an overview of the support you can secure to help fund your SQE2 Prep studies.

Do a Masters degree including SQE1 preparation

If you’re a law graduate looking to do a Master’s degree and your SQE1 prep at the same time, enrol at one of these universities that have partnered with us to incorporate the BARBRI SQE1 Prep software in their master's programme:

These Legal Practice LLM and MSc courses all include the BARBRI SQE Prep software, digital workbooks, video lectures, 3,000+ multiple choice questions with detailed explanatory answers and mock exams to help you prepare for your SQE1 examination, and an introduction to the legal skills tested in the SQE2 exam.

SQE Prep contract details & requirements

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