UWE Bristol

LLM/PGDip Solicitors Training Course SQE Prep

Our course offers an inclusive opportunity for anyone with or without experience in law to pursue a career as a solicitor, offering diversity across the profession. Progress your pathway to qualify as a solicitor through a holistic, rounded learning experience.
Why study the Solicitors Training Course (SQE Prep) LLM?
Our Solicitors Training Course LLM enables anyone with or without a legal background to pursue a career as a solicitor. The holistic structure integrates qualifying work experience with LLM and SQE prep modules, preparing you for professional practice. 
This course will prepare you to sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE) 1 and 2 by focusing on applied exam techniques. Passing these exams is one of your first steps towards qualifying as a practising solicitor in England and Wales.
Through face-to-face group tuition, you'll engage in interactive teaching sessions to consolidate your understanding, practice exam technique, and develop skills for legal practice.
Why UWE Bristol?
Established for over 40 years, UWE Bristol Law School is one of the UK's largest and most respected full-service law schools. The School has an excellent reputation as a provider of postgraduate legal education and training for those progressing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
Taught by our highly experienced teaching team of legal professionals, you'll receive high-quality training. Many of our staff used to work in the courts and law firms around Bristol, offering strong links with local experts in the industry.
Study in our state-of-the-art £55 million business and law school building, complete with purpose-built teaching facilities, including mock courtrooms. UWE Bristol alumni can take advantage of our alumni discount for 2022/23 entry.
Where can it take me?
Open to both law and non-law graduates, our course enables those without legal training or a law degree to train as a solicitor. On completion, you'll be ready to sit the SQE exams needed to qualify as a practising solicitor in England and Wales.
You'll be equipped with broad transferable skills, from analysing documents to client handling. Your skillset will open the doors to many careers, from legal professions in small practices and large city law firms, to business and banking.

Entry Requirements

  • an Honours degree (minimum 2:2)

If English is not your first language you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

Career Prospects

Our new LLM SQE Prep course will prepare you to undertake the SQE exams you must pass to qualify as a practising solicitor. The course is designed to equip you with skills and knowledge you'll need to secure a role in the legal profession, business or banking. From dealing with clients and providing advocacy to case analysis and legal research, you'll gain a strong skillset.

If you've already completed and passed your SQE 1 Prep at another institution, you can study the SQE 2 Prep at UWE Bristol. To qualify for the LLM qualification, you'll need to complete both the SQE 1 and 2 and a choice of taught options and/or a dissertation project. On completion, you'll have the option to progress to further study.

Our graduates secure roles in many different law firm businesses, practising various types of law. These include working in small high-street practices undertaking criminal defence work, working as partners in City law firms, and in-house counsel, for example.

Some of our Law School students have secured a training contractbefore undertaking our courses, some combining legal work. Others benefit from our award-winning University Careers Service, where you'll access CV clinics, careers talks, 'ask the experts' events and mock interviews, to help you stand out from the competition.

You'll benefit from a personalised learning experience, complemented by individual support from an academic personal tutor. Your tutor will work closely with you during your studies and offer you careers guidance.

You can also take advantage of our mentoring scheme, where you'll be paired with an external solicitor or barrister, many of which are former students. This will provide you with a valuable opportunity to learn more about your career options from a professional in practice.

Plus, our pro bono Business and Law Clinic will enable you to gain a range of qualifying work experience in the legal profession. You'll have a chance to give back to the community, while enhancing your employability. Any work you undertake in the Clinic, or secure through our local links, contributes towards the qualifying work experience you need to become a solicitor.

Course Details

Advocacy
Case and Matter Analysis
Client Interview and Attendance Note/Legal Analysis
Foundations for Legal Knowledge 1
Foundations for Legal Knowledge 2
Legal Drafting
Legal Research
Legal Writing.

Optional modules
Advanced Criminal Litigation
Commercial Law
Continuing Professional Competence Portfolio
Dispute Resolution Skills and Practice
Employment Law
Family Law
Law Firm Practice
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Professional Conduct and Regulation in Practice
Professional Development (Law)
Refugee and Asylum
Research and Practice Portfolio.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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