Prepare with BARBRI to master practical legal skills for SQE2

Start studying for the April 2023 exam

Legal qualification in England & Wales has changed. So shouldn’t your prep also change? Now that you’ve aced your SQE1, it’s time to get to grips with the skills-based testing of SQE2.

BARBRI SQE2 Prep provides practitioner expertise in practical transactions and legal skills. BARBRI tells you the criteria and standards to which you are being assessed, shows you how to undertake the task and provides multiple practice opportunities to hone your skills.

Our two course options are offered twice a year leading into the scheduled exams in April and October.

Flexible study

Tackle the work when you like, from half-hour chunks to full days. It’s your call and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Diagnostic testing

We offer all students a diagnostic assessment to look for any gaps in your legal knowledge before you start the course.

Access to SQE1 Prep materials

As part of the SQE2 Prep, you’ll be given our SQE1 materials to review, and you’ll have access to these for the duration of your course.

83% of the 239 BARBRI SQE2 sitters passed

BARBRI candidates made up a third of total sitters in the first SQE2 held in April 2022. 83% reported passing, compared to the 77% overall average.

The SQE2 exam

The SQE2 exam will take place over the course of a few days in London and will include four oral assessments and 12 written assessments. Marks from the individual exercises are then combined into one overall mark.

The oral assessments in SQE2 will cover interview and attendance note/legal analysis as well as advocacy. The written assessments will cover case and matter analysis, legal writing, legal research and legal drafting.

The SQE2 exam costs £2,422 in addition to any prep course you take, and the fee is paid directly to The SRA. You can find out more about the cost of the SQE exams here.

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Enrol onto your SQE2 Prep course

Maybe BARBRI got you through SQE1. Or you chose another provider and now want a different experience. Maybe you've got your LPC behind you. Or it's been some time since you passed SQE1. Not all our SQE2 students have the same backstory. That's why we offer everyone a diagnostic assessment to look for any gaps in your SQE1 knowledge. If you have any, you'll be given our SQE1 course materials to review in your own time. So you start on the same page as everyone else.

Key features

Skills lectures

BARBRI SQE2 Prep's faculty consists of experienced solicitors and barristers who are qualified in England and Wales, they will guide you to master the skills required to succeed in SQE2. The Skills Explanations, available as interview-style lectures, are wholly examination-driven, and are carefully crafted to fully interpret the exam criteria and give you tips on how to succeed. 


BARBRI will provide you with a short workbook to supplement the skills explanations.


Scaffolding activities

These are guided interactive learning activities which will take the knowledge you have gained watching the Skills Explanations and reading the workbook and apply it to an exam style scenario. Each activity breaks down the different steps you’ll need to master each skill assessed in SQE2.


With our self-practice activities, you get the opportunity to have a go at doing a whole exam question yourself. You’ll receive instant access to self-assessment materials so you can confidently review your own work. You’ll find out how you’re doing, where you can improve, and you’ll even have the chance to mark your peers’ work and have them mark yours, too.

Practice feedback

This is the most valuable asset on the SQE2 course. You have the opportunity to get individual personalised feedback from a BARBRI assessor in every skill assessed in SQE2 through Practice Feedback Activities.

 As well as workshops, there'll be strategy sessions and Office Hours sessions, where you drop in to meet your mentors. They'll guide you on anything from how to tackle questions and improve your skills to queries about your own progress.

Mock exams

Before you sit SQE2, you’ll complete mock assessments and receive personal feedback from a BARBRI assessor in each skill and subject assessed in SQE2.

Tutor personalised feedback

The practice questions reflect the assessment style of the SQE2 exam which is split between oral and written assessments, covering multiple skills. You will practise these in exam conditions and receive personalised feedback for every skill to exam standard by experienced assessors. This is measured against the criteria as set out by Kaplan, the exam provider.

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Enrol in a BARBRI SQE2 Prep course

If you are a BARBRI SQE1 Prep alumni, you are also entitled to a £500 discount (confirmed through enrolment).

Option 1

Part-time course | 20-week
10-15 hours of study per week

Full SQE2 Prep course price £3,499
For BARBRI SQE1 Prep alumni £2,999
Starting 27th February 2023
Preparing for SQE2 July 2023
Best for:

Candidates who are looking for the most flexible option to study for the SQE2, who have sat and passed SQE1/QLTS MCT or LPC graduates who are exempt from SQE1.

Option 2

Full-time course | 10-week
15-20 hours of study per week

Full SQE2 Prep course price £3,499
For BARBRI SQE1 Prep alumni £2,999
Starting 30th January 2023
Preparing for SQE2 April 2023
Best for:

Candidates who are ready to study full-time and looking for the quickest, most efficient course to pass SQE2. Not suitable for students who are not BARBRI SQE1 Prep alumni.

SQE2 Prep course sample materials

Thinking about enrolling in the BARBRI SQE2 Prep course? Download course sample materials and receive a step-by-step guide to your study process on the SQE2 Prep.

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"I really credit BARBRI for keeping me organised and on track with studying."


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"I would have been better prepared throughout law school if the BARBRI model was used for each class. I learned more from many of the BARBRI sections than I did in class."


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