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SQE Prep courses for law graduates

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Whether you are a law graduate or currently studying for an LLB degree, you may be considering the next steps on your path to qualification. The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is your new route. It involves passing two exams, SQE1 and SQE2, and completing two years of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE).

You may be used to the traditional academic study of the law, however the SQE is a different type of assessment, involving multiple-choice testing and practical skills. This requires a different study approach which BARBRI has decades of experience in delivering.

Check out our video on a law graduate's experience of becoming a solicitor through the SQE.


LPC vs SQE - Which route should you take

The SQE, is the new route to becoming a solicitor in England and Wales, and is replacing the GDL and LPC, which means that law graduates will no longer have to complete these courses to qualify as solicitors.

The SQE offers a degree of flexibility that the established routes currently do not and enables you to stretch out the course preparation and exam fees over a longer period of time according to your schedule and budgeting needs.

Unlike the full-time LPC, you can earn while you learn with BARBRI’s SQE Prep courses, choosing your course based on the amount of time you can dedicate to study each week.

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Key Course Features

Exam-focused content

BARBRI provides exam-focused content including pre-recorded lectures, online workshops, bespoke study materials and a bank of thousands of practice questions.

1:1 Learning Coaches

BARBRI SQE1 Prep has a top faculty in exam preparation. You are assigned a personal Learning Coach at the start of your prep who will guide you throughout your studies.

Personal Study Plan

We use our AI system, the Intuitive Study Assistant and Coach (ISAAC), to create a bespoke Personal Study Plan (PSP) which adjusts to your progress and performance.

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SQE Prep Funding

At BARBRI we’re committed to helping people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to enjoy a successful and rewarding career in the legal sector, and we don’t believe cost should be a barrier to this. 

Legal education is expensive and covering the cost is a worry for many students who already have years of student loans to think about. That’s why we offer scholarships throughout the year as well as financing options through our partnerships with student loan companies. 

Which course is right for you?

If you’re ready to take the next steps towards becoming a qualified solicitor you can check out our handy quiz to find the perfect course duration for you.  

Resources for Law Students

SQE - how to choose

How to choose an SQE training course provider

SQE - can I get a training contract

Can I get a training contract with SQE?

SQE - what does it cost

What does the SQE cost?


"Thanks to the BARBRI prep course I passed the SQE 1 alongside my fulltime job and Ph.D. studies in law within the highest ranked candidates. The course provides all the necessary learning materials you will need to succeed. For me, the most helpful tool is the personal study plan. If you follow your learning plan, I have no doubt that you will pass at the first attempt as well. All you need to do is: Stay committed, stay focused and trust BARBRI."  

Magda Aref

"I studied for SQE1 with BARBRI and the Personal Study Plan(PSP) they have put in place is just exceptional. Half the burden of studying law is to plan for it, and with Barbri this is done for you, so all you need to do is commit, and stick to the plan."  

Ali Yaacoub

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