As a legal professional, you may be considering your next career move, and following the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) pursuing qualification as a solicitor is now a quicker and more practical option than ever before.
BARBRI offers you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn on a flexible basis and with existing academic and professional experience within the legal industry, you’re perfectly placed to advance your career while continuing to work full-time.
Check out our video on a legal professional's experience of preparing for the SQE exams with BARBRI.
What does the SQE mean for you?
The SQE is being introduced to provide a more accessible path into the legal profession. It is replacing the current route, which consists of completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) route or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) along with a two-year training contract. Those looking to qualify will now have more options for prep and work experience.
Whether you are looking to complete your qualification process or simply increase your career options, then this could be your next move.
If you're ready to take the next step to becoming a qualified solicitor, then BARBRI’s SQE Prep courses could be the perfect option for you.
Key Course Features
Your path to qualification
In addition to passing the two stages of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, candidates must complete two years of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) to become a solicitor.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has set out competencies that candidates must take into consideration when completing their QWE. This is a period of two years of work experience in a legal environment, in up to four positions. As a legal professional, you are likely on track to completing the QWE required for becoming a solicitor via the SQE route. All it takes it is to have your experience signed off by a qualified solicitor or a COLP. You can find out more on the SRA website here.
Note that if you already have an LPC, you are exempt from the first stage of the SQE exam, meaning you would only need to prepare and pass SQE2.
SQE Prep Preview
Try out our course for free by using the SQE Prep Preview. This handy tool will give you a feel for the course and how it could work for you.
Combine study and work
If you thought studying while working full-time was unattainable for you, we're here to tell you otherwise. We've devised a range of SQE Prep course options that fit in seamlessly with work and family commitments.
If you're currently in a full-time job, we recommend that you take our Flexible SQE1 Prep course. This course runs for 40 weeks leading into the SQE1 exams and only requires 10-12 hours of study each week.
Read more about the exam and our courses in our Prospectus here.