(N.B. Remember there is also a £4,115 cost of taking SQE1 and 2 exams themselves.)
We have been asked by several Aspiring Solicitors where they can find a list of providers of training for the SQE. So, we have done a bit of spade work to bring together in this blog what we can find. Please do not regard this as the definitive source of data – but we hope it will be a helpful resource for you.
We understand that some of the larger law firms will be offering to provide the SQE training internally. We understand that some universities will be offering to cover SQE preparation in their courses. Several will be offering a separate SQE preparation course. As there are so many and they can be found from the SRA List below we have not put details here.
Some firms will avail themselves of the ability to offer Solicitor Apprenticeships, where the government will cover the SQE preparation fees and the exam costs - see here for more info: https://www.hunningsconsultancy.co.uk/apprenticeships-the-sqe-how-this-can-save-you-money/
The SRA has a list of SQE Training Providers who have registered to use the SRA trademark so far. That does not mean that they will actually provide training. The SRA wrote that details of further providers will be added in due course. Here is a link to the list. It is just a list and when we checked many of the links to websites did not work. Very few seem to have published what fees they will charge.
Australian. Self-Styled Disrupter
Offering on-line training at low prices. Will not be part of the Apprenticeship Scheme.
As reported in the LS Gazette in Feb 2021: “The college has designed a range of virtual programmes, a SQE1 preparation course costing £1,800 and a SQE2 preparation course costing £2,300. These are two of three core learning areas, the other comprising legal skills modules, which can be taken in isolation or grouped together as part of a Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice. The SQE programmes are available as a 12-week full-time course or a 20-week part-time course.”
A provider from the USA. Plan to be part of the Apprenticeship Scheme.
Were the first to enter the market. They offered the preparation training at a cost of £6,000.
As their name suggests, they come from a background specialising in helping foreign lawyers from various countries around the world to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme)
They have stated that they will prepare students, paralegals, apprentices and foreign qualified lawyers for both parts of the exam for between £3,000 and £4,900.
The traditional provider that for older solicitors was the College of Law. Part of the Apprenticeship Scheme.
The University of Law has developed an LLM Legal Practice course costing between £12,000 and £16,500.
A Kent based Legal Training company.
Fees for SQE1: £2,890. Fees for SQE2: £2,500. The provider is also offering a discount for students who have completed the Legal Practice Course or an undergraduate degree.
Recognised providers of training courses to the legal profession. SQE Prep from £7,250, SQE Prep for Law Graduates from £9,250, SQE Prep for non-law graduates from £13,500.
Also provide CiLex Training. Only providing SQE1 prep for the moment (summer 2022). SQE2 to launch in 2023. SQE1 revision only: £850, SQE1 full course for Law graduates: £1,855, SQE1 full course for non-Law Graduates: £2,500.
Previously a provider of QLTS OSCE training and now offers preparation for both the SQE1 and SQE2. They offer 1-to-1 SQE2 mock simulations with personalised feedback, priced at £120 each. Additionally, they provide SQE law and skills pre-recorded lectures at a cost of £35 each, along with revision live lectures priced at £25. These law lectures are specially designed for non-native speakers and include concise and structured notes. Option to purchase a discounted package, with the SQE1 and SQE2 package priced at £3,334. Alternatively, services can be purchased standalone.
They say they provide coaching to help candidates prepare for SQE2 in an affordable and flexible way. We cannot see pricing from the website. We were made aware of this by a candidate in Dubai who thought they focus on people in the Middle East, although there is no mention of that on the website. They seem just to focus on prep for the SQE2 exam, not SQE1.
We have blogged extensively about QWE and invite you to visit some of the blogs. URLs are listed below.
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