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

Start studying now for the January 2023 exam

SQE Prep by BARBRI courses for the SQE1 are offered twice a year leading into the scheduled examinations. SQE1 is a computer-based exam testing your functioning legal knowledge by way of multiple-choice questions – a specific skill that requires practice and expertise.

The Accelerated full-time 10-week course is recommended for recent law graduates. Alternatively, there are also two part-time options offered. The Focused 20-week course option is recommended for law or non-law graduates, who are able to commit to a faster part-time duration. The Flexible 40-week course is recommended for non-law graduates or foreign-qualified lawyers, as it is the longest duration of study.

Flexible Course Options

Full and part-time course options available. Access all materials online, anytime through your Personal Study Plan and individual 1:1 Learning Coach support.

Blended Learning Courses

Blended learning includes a flexible, online Personal Study plan, supplemental touchpoint workshops as well as individual 1:1 mentor support.

Courses for Law & Non-Law Grads

Law Graduates: Accelerated full-time 10-week or Focused part-time 20-week courses.
Non-Law Graduates: 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 through an integrated Active Adaptive Legal Learning process.

Video lectures, workbooks and practice questions build knowledge over time to create a highly effective SQE1 Prep experience. For both online home study and blended classroom courses, your PSP delivers the right combination of substance and skills on a flexible schedule. All materials are recorded and available online through your PSP.

BARBRI SQE 1 Prep faculty consists of experienced English solicitors and barristers who teach you the substantive law for each subject.

The teaching materials and workshops are wholly examination-driven. They are carefully crafted to convey what you need to know in each subject. Materials are recorded and available to each candidate online throughout the programme.

BARBRI has more than 50-years’ experience in training candidates to master multiple-choice exam question techniques and skills.

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 utilise spaced repetition to boost learning and retention.

All SQE Prep students will be assigned an individual, personal Learning Coach. This is a qualified solicitor who will be mentoring you throughout your exam preparation.

He or she will schedule personal, bi-weekly check-ins or meetings to see how you are progressing with your studies as well as conduct livestream workshops, provide tips, and help you with any problem areas including customising your course if necessary.

Prior to the commencement of the SQE1 prep course, each candidate is supplied 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 engine that runs your BARBRI prep course and gives it flexibility and personal touch to your individual learning pace, while maintaining your focus on the key areas of study. As you go through your courseISAAC picks up on your progress, recalibrates and assigns you the most important and helpful material to guarantee your SQE success. 

SQE1 Prep sample course materials

Thinking about enrolling in the BARBRI SQE Prep course? Sample a few of the materials and resources you’ll receive to prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam. You will get access to the key elements:

  • A demo lecture with examples on how you will interact with its content
  • A chapter of the bespoke-written BARBRI workbook
  • The multiple-choice questions and answers, each fully debriefed with explanations
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Your blended learning experience

Whether taking the full-time or part-time options, your SQE1 Prep course will be offered primarily online with full 1:1 Learning Coach mentoring support, together with the opportunity to attend face-to-face 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.

A New Way to Qualify as a Solicitor

The BARBRI SQE prep courses provide a faster way to qualify as a solicitor, whether you are a recent graduate or currently working in the legal sector.

Law Graduates

For law graduates or those currently studying on an LLB course.

Legal Professionals

For professionals working in the legal industry looking to qualify.

Non-Law Graduates

For those who do not come from an academic legal background.

Overseas Lawyers

For overseas qualified lawyers seeking dual qualification.

Enrol in a BARBRI SQE1 Prep Course

There are three different course options leading up to each SQE1 exam, all under one price.



Part-time course | 40-week
10-12 hours of study per week

Online with full Learning Coach support
Starting 10th April 2023
Best for:

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


Part-time course | 20-week
20 hours of study per week

Online with full Learning Coach support
Starting 20th February 2023
Best for:

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


Full-time course | 10-week
40 hours of study per week

Online with full Learning Coach support
Starting 1st May 2023
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 on a course that has already started, please reach out to our team at to check availability.

SQE 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). You can interact with its features, view examples of content and structure.

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The SQE student experience

Check out 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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