SQE1 Prep course

Prepare with BARBRI, experts in multiple-choice legal qualifying exams

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Start studying for the January 2024 exam

About BARBRI SQE1 Prep courses

BARBRI SQE Prep courses are offered twice a year leading into the scheduled examinations.

Flexible course options

Full and part-time course options available. Access all materials online, anytime, including pre-recorded video lectures, soft and hard copy workbooks and thousands of practice questions that build knowledge on a flexible schedule.

Innovative support

Study with the help of innovative technology that takes data about what is most likely to be tested and learns from you as you work. Get even more support from touchpoint workshops and your personal one-on-one mentor.

For law & non-law graduates

Law graduates: Choose accelerated full-time 10-week or focused part-time 20-week courses.

Non-law graduates: Choose focused part-time 20-week or flexible 40-week courses plus supplemental resources.

77% of the 300+ BARBRI SQE1 sitters passed

Over 300 students of the 1,090 total candidates who sat SQE1 in November 2021 studied with BARBRI. 77% reported passing overall, compared to the 53% average. A further 11% of BARBRI students passed one of the two exams and are resitting the next exam with their BARBRI guarantee.

Key features

Your tailored, flexible online BARBRI Personal Study Plan (PSP) guides every assignment and activity throughout your entire BARBRI SQE1 Prep course. Your PSP delivers the right combination of substance and skills on a flexible schedule. Video lectures, workbooks and practice questions build knowledge over time, and all lecture materials are pre-recorded so you can access them online anytime.

BARBRI SQE1 Prep faculty members are experienced qualified solicitors and barristers who teach you the substantive law for each subject.

The teaching materials and workshops are designed specifically to help you pass the exam. They are carefully crafted to convey exactly what you need to know in each subject. Materials are recorded so you can access them online anytime throughout the course, and lectures last about 20 to 30 minutes so that they fit easily into your schedule.

BARBRI has more than 50-years’ experience training candidates to master multiple-choice exam question techniques and skills. These are the same skills you will need to pass the SQE1, but they may not be the skills you learned at university or earlier in your career.

During your SQE1 Prep course, you will practice thousands of multiple-choice questions to master the techniques and outcomes tested on the SQE1 exam. Learning and practice question sets build in difficulty over time and boost learning and retention through carefully planned repetition at key intervals.

All SQE Prep students will be assigned an individual, personal Learning Coach. Your coach will be a qualified solicitor who mentors you throughout your exam preparation.

You would be able to book time with your personal Learning Coach to see how you are progressing with your studies. They will also conduct livestream workshops, provide tips, and help you with any study issues.

Before the SQE1 Prep course begins, we supply each candidate with a full set of printed materials for their studies. These bespoke workbooks are written exclusively by our expert tutors for the subjects examined in the SQE1.

ISAAC is the powerful engine that runs your BARBRI SQE Prep course. ISAAC uses innovative technology and exam data to emphasise the key subjects that you individually must focus on for the most chances of success. As you go through your course, ISAAC picks up on your progress, recalibrates and assigns you the most important and helpful material.

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Your flexible learning experience

Whether taking the full-time or part-time options, your SQE1 Prep course will be offered primarily online with full one-on-one Learning Coach mentoring support, together with the opportunity to attend online live touchpoint workshops.

Separate to the core online learning experience, these touchpoint workshops are designed to enhance preparation for this style of assessment, and to equip you with the necessary skills for exam success.

Enrol in a BARBRI SQE1 Prep course

BARBRI SQE1 Prep Course


Part-time course | 40-week
10 - 12 hours of study per week
Starting 2nd October 2023
Online with full Learning Coach support
Best for:

Non-law graduates or law graduates from a UK or non-UK university and who are currently in full-time employment


BARBRI SQE1 Prep Course


Part-time course | 20-week
20 hours of study per week
Starting 19th February 2024
Online with full Learning Coach support
Best for:

Law graduates from a UK university who have been out of law school for 3+ years and currently not working


BARBRI SQE1 Prep Course


Full-time course | 10-week
40 hours of study per week
Starting 23rd October 2023
Online with full Learning Coach support
Best for:

Recent law graduates from a UK university looking for the quickest, most efficient course to pass the SQE


If you would like to enrol in a course that has already started or looking to enrol on a course preparing for an exam not listed, please reach out to our team at sqeprep@barbri.com to check availability, course start dates and deadlines.

Not ready to enrol? We have options for you

SQE1 Prep sample course materials

Thinking about enrolling in the BARBRI SQE Prep course? Sample some of the materials and resources you’ll receive to prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam. 

SQE1 Prep Preview

Experience the course for yourself through our SQE1 Prep preview. You can test out the online environment of the Personal Study Plan (PSP). Interact with its features, view examples of content and structure.

SQE Foundations

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, or have a legal background from a civil law jurisdiction, or have been out of academic study for multiple years, 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.

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The SQE student experience

Watch a current student's experience of studying for the SQE. Maddie is a non-law graduate studying on the Flexible 40-week SQE1 Prep course.


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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