Complete price with examination charges is beneath £10,000
BARBRI has turn out to be the primary authorized schooling supplier to go public with its Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) charges.
The supplier is to supply a £6,000 SQE preparation course, with SQE1 and SQE2 every costing £2,999.
When added to the associated fee to sit down each exams, which can be £3,980, as announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in July, the whole SQE price can be just below £10,000. This sum is 42% lower than the costliest LPC available on the market, which is presently priced at £17,300.
BARBRI’s SQE1 prep course launches on 18 January 2021 to organize legislation and non-law grads for the primary SQE1 sit scheduled in November 2021. The £2,999 payment will be cut up into ten instalments of £300 a month.
The extremely anticipated SQE, a two-part nationwide evaluation to be set and examined centrally, is because of come into impact from autumn 2021 — topic to approval from the Authorized Companies Board. It should section out the present system beneath the LPC and GDL, and years of exams being set and marked by greater than 100 totally different coaching suppliers.
Along with the 40-week programme beginning in January, BARBRI will provide two additional programmes on the similar price however with various begin dates: an accelerated 20-week programme starting in June, and a 10-week programme in August. These are designed to make sure “most flexibility”, BARBRI says, and can swimsuit would-be solicitors at totally different levels of their profession.
BARBRI anticipates round 500 college students becoming a member of its 40-week programme in January for which functions open tomorrow. They are going to be required to place in as much as 12 hours of examine every week which can swimsuit college students that wish to “earn while they be taught”.
BARBRI, which is greatest recognized for offering US bar examination prep programs which mirror the proposed multiple-choice-question format of SQE1, has lengthy held plans to maneuver into the SQE market, recently acquiring Kaplan Altior, a UK-based coaching and evaluation supplier, to supply coaching for the Skilled Abilities Course (PSC), a lot of which is being built-in into the SQE. It has additionally joined forces with King’s Faculty London’s Dickson Poon College of Regulation to supply its “blended” SQE prep course.
For SQE2, BARBRI is partnering with F-LEX, a versatile paralegal resourcing firm, to supply college students qualifying work expertise (QWE) and a path to qualification that matches round paralegal work.
Commenting on in the present day’s announcement, Sarah Hutchinson, UK managing director of BARBRI, mentioned:
“The launch of the BARBRI SQE prep course has been a very long time within the making; we’ve secured solely the most effective companions and college to assist us ship this shifting ahead. We’re sure that we may also help aspiring legal professionals put together with confidence and equip them with the most effective probability of success of their exams. We stay up for witnessing the complete influence of the SQE’s introduction and being part of the method.”
The College of Regulation revealed the primary particulars of its SQE programs, which features a masters possibility, earlier this year however haven’t but introduced charges. In the meantime, BPP has begun a new law conversion course tailor-made particularly for college kids trying to sit the SQE. Following completion of the eight-month course college students have the choice to undertake the LPC or head on to its upcoming SQE1 prep course, which it has additionally not but introduced charges for.