When you don't come from a legal background, entering the legal industry can seem daunting. However, the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) has democratised entry to the profession, making it more accessible than ever before.
There’s no expectation to have a legal background to pursue this qualification route, and BARBRI provides flexible and comprehensive courses to help you prepare for the SQE with confidence.
Watch the video to learn how our non-law students prepare for the SQE exams with our courses.
Can I qualify if I don’t have a law degree?
The short answer is yes! While it is easy to compare yourself to other law students or graduates with some legal knowledge, the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is a new assessment format and encompasses more subjects than the standard syllabus of a law degree. BARBRI has designed SQE Prep courses specifically for this new style of assessment drawing on years of experience in preparing students for both multiple-choice and practical assessments.
We know how difficult it is for non-lawyers and lawyers alike when they take the first step into becoming a solicitor so let us guide you through! Our courses have helped a variety of students successfully study for and pass legal exams, and our innovative Personal Study Plan (PSP) is tailored to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of their previous legal knowledge.
If you feel that you would benefit from learning some of the fundamentals of English and Welsh law, we also offer SQE Foundations, a short course which you can take just before your SQE Prep course.
Key Course Features
Earn while you learn
One of the most common questions we get from students is how they’ll find enough time in their schedule to fit in studying for the SQE.
We know you're busy, so we've designed a course that's flexible and convenient, allowing you to balance work and family. Our Flexible 40-week SQE Prep course is powered by cutting edge AI technology, which means there are no more worries about what to study next. With our innovative Personal Study Plan powered by Intuitive Study Assistant and Coach (ISAAC) you'll always have a plan.
Try out our course for free using the SQE Prep Preview. This handy tool will give you a taste of what we offer and how it could work with your schedule.
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BARBRI SQE Foundations is short course that can help increase your confidence before undertaking your SQE1 Prep studies. If you are a graduate from a non-law discipline, this will provide you with the fundamentals needed to feel confident before starting your SQE1 Prep course. This is available only with the SQE1 Prep 40-week and 20-week course options.