Course overview

2021 Exam

LENGTH:

40 weeks/ 20 weeks/ 10 weeks

PRICE:

2999 SQE 1/ SQE 2: BARBRI SQE1 Alumni £2,999 | Standard Price £3,499

LANGUAGE:

English

GMAT or TOFEL requirements:

No

LOCATION:

Online ONLY (FREE study group)

When will the SQE start?

The SRA have said that the SQE regime will not be introduced until September 2021 at the earliest. As this language suggests, it could be delayed.
However, they’re proposing that anyone who starts their legal education before the SQE is introduced will be allowed to follow their choice of the new or current process, as long as those using the current process complete it by 2032 (to be confirmed).

How will the SQE change the process to become a solicitor?

1. Undergraduate degree or equivalent

To become a solicitor, all applicants must either have an undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience, to study at degree level (for example, by completing a degree level apprenticeship). Importantly, a qualifying law degree will no longer have any special meaning for the process, but it should help candidates prepare for some of the SQE assessments. (i.e. you DO NOT NEED a LAW DEGREE)

2. SQE stage 1

All applicants will have to sit and pass SQE Stage 1, whatever degree or other qualifications they have already. This means even if you have a law degree there is NO exemption. SQE Stage 1 will mainly assess your legal knowledge through multiple-choice examinations. You must complete SQE stage 1 before progressing to SQE stage 2.

3. SQE stage 2

Again, all applicants will have to sit these assessments, regardless of existing qualifications. SQE Stage 2 will assess your legal skills through practical examinations and assessments.

4. Qualifying work experience

You’ll need to complete a minimum of two years’ qualifying work experience (QWE), which can be with up to four different legal employers (and could include appropriate pro bono experience). You can do this during, before or after completing your SQE assessments, although we expect that in most cases candidates will have successfully completed at least SQE stage 1 before starting their main period of QWE.

SQE 1

2021 – 2022 Exam

REGISTRATION CLOSES:

Nov 2021 | May 2022 | Nov 2022

COURSE STARTS:

January 2021 | June 2021 | August 2021

LENGTH:

40 weeks | 20-week | 10-week

PRICE:

£2,999 (If you are a BARBRI alumni, you are also entitled to a £200 discount)

LANGUAGE:

English

LOCATION:

Online

Key Features

Personal Study Plan

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.

Multiple Choice Questions

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.

1:1 Personal Mentor

All SQE Prep students will be assigned an individual, personal mentor. Your mentor, a qualified solicitor, is your personal coach 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.

Bespoke Hard Copy Resource Books

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.

Top Law Tutor and Lecturers

BARBRI SQE 1 Prep has the best faculty in exam preparation, consisting 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.

ISAAC – The Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach

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 course, ISAAC picks up on your progress, recalibrates and assigns you the most important and helpful material to guarantee your SQE success.

Course option 1 - 40 weeks

£2,999

Course option 2 - 20 weeks

£2,999

Course option 3 - 10 weeks

£2,999

SQE 2

2022 Exam

REGISTRATION CLOSES:

COURSE STARTS:

Fall 2021

LENGTH:

8 weeks| 16 weeks

PRICE:

BARBRI SQE1 Alumni £2,999 | Standard Price £3,499

LANGUAGE:

English

LOCATION:

Online

Key Features

Personal Study Plan

During your SQE2 Prep course, through your Personal Study Plan (PSP), you will experience an online learning module for each of the skills assessed in the SQE2. Your PSP curates graphics, interactive exercises and illustrative video clips. It also delivers masterclass videos, during which industry experts will explain the SQE2 skills against the assessment criteria, as well as best practice demonstrations.

Your PSP assigns practice questions and assignments that build knowledge over time to create a highly effective SQE2 Prep experience.

Professional Resource Books

Prior to the commencement of the SQE2 Prep course, each candidate is supplied with materials for their studies, together with a bespoke SQE2 guide.

The Best Law Tutors & Lecturers

BARBRI SQE2 Prep has the best faculty in exam preparation, consisting of experienced English solicitors and barristers who teach you how to master the skills required for the SQE2. 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.

Practice & Mock Exams

You will undertake regular mock SQE2 assessments, with individualised tutor feedback to assess your progress, plus a full simulated assessment, delivered online or at our London campus.

Why Prepare with ABR?

Preparing with Asia Bar Review will help you focus on your studies, build your confidence, and save you the time, money, and effort of trying to compile your own study materials and plan. We have trained thousands of lawyers for the US Bar exams and QLTS exam since 2011, and possess deep knowledge and experience in preparing candidates these exams. When it comes to legal exam preparation, innovation, support and industry knowledge nobody compares to ABR. We have offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia and provide local support to our clients.

FAQs

The SQE will be available to sit in England and Wales, as well as some international locations (SQE 1 only). SQE 1 includes three exams that are either multiple choice or written tests. You must sit all three together. This will available to take across a wide geographic area at Pearson VUE centres.
For SQE 2, you will do role plays, as well as written work. There will be a more limited choice of centres for this assessment.

The SQE will be introduced in autumn 2021 and initially there will be two exam sittings per year. The first sitting for SQE 1 is likely to be in November 2021.

Current estimates are that it will cost between £3,000 – £4,500 to sit the SQE. This breaks down as:

  • SQE 1: £1,100 – £1,650
  • SQE 2: £1,900 – £2,850

These are not finalised yet and the eventual fee may be inside or outside this range. This does not include any additional training you might need.

The SRA have decided not to allow any exemptions from the SQE (except possibly for some lawyers who are already qualified in other jurisdictions.

You will only be allowed three attempts at the assessment. These have to be taken within six years.

Qualifying work experience will allow a wider range of experience to count towards qualification. It could include time spent:

  • working as a paralegal
  • on a placement during a law degree
  • in a student law clinic or at the Citizens Advice.

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme assessments will continue to be available for one year after the SQE’s introduction for those lawyers who have successfully completed the multiple choice test. After then, you will need to take the SQE assessments.
After the SQE is introduced, you will need to complete the SQE to qualify.

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