At BARBRI we work hard to create a supportive and encouraging student support community. If you choose to undertake your SQE Prep course with us, we’ll deliver everything you need to lead you to qualification success and help you progress your career in the legal industry. We appreciate that your learning experience should be about more than just the course itself, and you may need a little additional support along the way to help you reach your goals.

Here we outline the support we have in place for our SQE Prep students. Please read the Student Support Policy for more details.

Learning support

SQE1 Prep:

Our SQE1 Prep course is online, but we offer unlimited calls with your learning coach to support you throughout your entire study journey. You can easily book a call via calendly.

SQE2 Prep:

On SQE2 Prep, you have access to tutors through scheduled workshops, strategy sessions, messaging via the learning portal and a one-to-one tutor call.

We highly recommend making use of these touchpoints to ensure all your questions are answered and you feel as supported as possible!

Diversity and inclusion

As a global training provider with alumni across the world, we are firm believers that everyone is entitled to an inclusive learning experience free from any form of discrimination. If you experience discrimination of any type whilst studying with BARBRI, reach out to your Learning Coach so that this can be investigated and resolved swiftly. Read our Diversity and Inclusion Policy for more information.

Financial support

We understand that progressing your career can be a financial burden, but there is financial help available to support you with tuition fees. Read more about our payment plans, scholarships and other ways to fund your SQE studies here: BARBRI SQE Funding

Our Student Financial Support Policy 2024 explains our BARBRI guarantee, deferrals, refunds, payment plan and scholarships.

IT support

The majority of the BARBRI SQE Prep course content is delivered online and as an alumnus, you’ll be utilising our exclusive IT learning and delivery systems. Details of how you’ll be using these systems will be outlined in your SQE Welcome Handbook.

Click here for more information: IT Requirements For Students 2024 and our IT troubleshooting-questionnaire

Safeguarding and welfare

Our students' wellness, safeguarding and welfare are of the utmost importance to the BARBRI team. These pages outline our policies and the procedures for students:

Safeguarding and Welfare Policy 2024 and Safeguarding and Welfare Procedures 2024

Bullying and Harassment Policy 2024 and Bullying and Harassment Procedure For Students 2024


As a student in the UK, you’ll have access to a number of healthcare services from the National Health Service (NHS) and other independent providers. The NHS is state-funded, providing free medical and healthcare services to everyone living in the UK as well as EEA nationals. However, non-EEA nationals will need to pay a health surcharge when applying for a visa to stay in the UK for over six months, unless exempt.

Mental health and wellbeing

We appreciate the importance of mental health and wellbeing at all times, but even more so when you’re under pressure or developing new skills. If you’re experiencing difficulties or feel as though your wellbeing has been impacted, BARBRI has dedicated mental health first aiders who can assist, and we've partnered with LawCare to help our students and alumni access free and confidential support.

Find out more about our mental health and wellbeing support here.

Disability support and funding

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition, we’ll work with you to ensure you get tailored support and accommodate your needs to the best of our abilities during your studies. All you have to do is tell us what you need. Please complete our Student Support Form to help us identify the nature of your need and how we can best assist you, or if your disability arises after you’ve enrolled, please update us by emailing

As well as learning provisions, there may be funding available to support your needs from everyday living to personal or medical care.

Please note, we can only provide support for the SQE training course. The assessments are run by Kaplan and any adjustments or support needed will need to applied for separately.

Read more about it here: BARBRI's Disability Support Inclusion

Career and employability support

At BARBRI we're passionate about helping you make the right career decisions and giving you the tools you need to land summer vacation scheme jobs, Qualifiying Work Experience (QWE) and your dream job.

CareerHub, our careers portal, is available to all our students and alumni and is brimful of blogs and resources to help you optimise your CV, hone your interview skills, negotiate salaries, plus regular webinars with our industry partners to help you prepare for a future as a solicitor.

We also have industry partnerships to offer our SQE Prep students the opportunity to secure QWE through various programmes throughout the year.

Read more about our support here: BARBRI SQE Careers Support

Get free access to our mini-hub, HeadStart.

Alumni support

We are very proud of our SQE alumni and support them throughout their careers through our SQE Future Lawyers initiative, offering life-long learning and networking support. Our SQE1 Prep alumni also receive £500 off the SQE2 Prep fee.

Read more about it here: BARBRI SQE Future Lawyers

Academic English

The SRA hasn’t outlined any formal English language requirements for the SQE itself but a 7.5 IELTS score is recommended. After all, our SQE Prep courses have been developed on the assumption that all students have this requisite level of English as the SQE requires you have a high level of written, oral and aural capabilities in the English language.

On 13 June 2024, the SRA is changing their rules about language proficiency. If you are granted an exemption from SQE2, you will need to demonstrate your language proficiency – at the point of applying for admission rather than when applying for your first practising certificate, by:

  • providing evidence that the professional legal qualification on which your exemption was based was assessed in English or Welsh, or
  • passing a language assessment at an appropriate level.

Reach out to our student advisors if you need more information.

Policies and procedures

We have extensive policies explaining how we help you have the best student experience. These cover everything from diversity and inclusion to bullying and harassment, safeguarding and welfare, refunds and compensation, complaints, misconduct and disciplinary procedures.

See all our policies and procedures

Student voice and making a complaint

Your opinion and feedback are important to us. So important that we have a Student Advisory Board and student panel that represent our student body, and we listen to feedback about the courses, our service and what we can do to improve. We also regularly send out feedback questionnaires.

We hope that you have a successful, reliable and innovative learning experience with BARBRI SQE Prep. However, we take complaints extremely seriously and will treat all issues with the highest level of confidentiality and respect.

Our Student Voice Policy aims to empower students to raise concerns that are in the public interest. We want to encourage students to report suspected wrongdoing as soon as possible, knowing that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigate appropriately. Our detailed complaints procedure and the form are available here: Student Complaints Form and once completed, the form should be emailed to

Have any questions about specific support or the SQE?

Unsure about any of the above or are you looking for some additional information around the SQE?

If you’re an existing BARBRI student, please reach out to your assigned learning coach (SQE1 Prep) or tutor (SQE2 Prep), or email

Alternatively, if you’re not a current student and are looking to study with BARBRI, please contact us today.


Student support partners

We have partnered with LawCare, the mental wellbeing charity for the legal profession. They offer free, confidential, emotional support, peer support, and resources to those working in the law in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. They promote mental health and wellbeing best practice in legal workplaces and drive culture change in education, training and practice.

Their support service offers a safe place to talk, without judgement, to trained staff and volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in law.

If you need support contact go to to access online chat and other resources.

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