Whole value with examination charges is simply over £8,000

The School of Authorized Apply (CoLP) has revealed its Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) prep course charges, providing each SQE1 and a couple of for a mixed £4,100.

The coaching supplier, which is the UK spin-off of Australia’s largest regulation faculty, in the present day introduced its on-line SQE prep course contains three core areas which might be undertaken in isolation or grouped collectively as a part of a masters in authorized apply.

These are ‘Solicitors Authorized Information’ and ‘Solicitors Authorized Expertise’, which put together candidates for SQE1 and a couple of, respectively, in addition to ‘Authorized Expertise Modules’, which offer practice-specific coaching protecting matters from banking & finance to dispute decision.

CoLP’s SQE prep programs are priced at £1,800 for SQE1 and £2,300 for SQE2. When added to the price to take a seat each exams — set by the regulator at £3,980 — the overall SQE value is simply over £8,000. That is half the worth of the costliest Authorized Apply Course (LPC) in the marketplace, which is available in at over £16,000.

College students can take the ‘Authorized Expertise Modules’ for a further £800. The total LLM in Authorized Apply, which contains SQE prep, is £6,900.

As a part of its SQE providing, CoLP says college students could have entry to a private tutor and one-to-one supervision from practising solicitors. SQE prep programs might be taken full-time or part-time and can start this summer season, with the LLM out there within the autumn topic to validation.

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CoLP launched within the UK in the direction of the tip of 2019. Its dad or mum firm is Antipodean big The School of Regulation Australia and New Zealand.

On the time of the launch, Legal Cheek exclusively revealed the enterprise had attracted a variety of large names, together with Richard Clark, ex-managing companion at Slaughter and May, and Isabel Parker, former chief authorized innovation officer at Freshfields. Each are on the School’s board.

Commenting on in the present day’s announcement, CoLP CEO Dr Giles Proctor mentioned:

“The School of Authorized Apply’s entry into the market indicators a generational change for authorized schooling. An quaint ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy merely doesn’t work as a result of each learner’s want is completely different. We recognise that we have to design authorized programs round particular person wants, and assist learners develop the abilities and competencies for achievement of their careers. By doing so, we hope to make sure a extra numerous group of people can entry and do properly within the authorized career. We’re proud to assist entry for our learners to prime quality, sensible authorized schooling.”

CoLP can also be pitching its coaching mannequin to elite Metropolis outfits. It was announced in the autumn that CoLP had partnered with Reed Smith to ship practice-based coaching to the agency’s incoming trainees.

Various new entrant SQE suppliers have now gone public with their charges. BARBRI is offering a £6,000 SQE prep course, with SQE1 and SQE2 every costing £2,999. QLTS College has launched three online course packages, with the bottom priced choice costing £1,490 for SQE1 and £1,590 for SQE2. The Regulation Coaching Centre revealed last month its SQE1 charges will value £2,890, with SQE2 charges quickly to be introduced.

Earlier this month, The College of Regulation revealed its SQE prep course fees, starting from £500 for a brief SQE1 revision course to £16,500 for its most complete LLM. Different conventional regulation colleges, BPP College, Metropolis and Nottingham Regulation College have revealed early particulars of their SQE choices however are but to verify charges. Additional bulletins are anticipated within the spring.

The SQE acquired the green light to go ahead from the Authorized Companies Board in October. The primary SQE1 sit is scheduled for November 2021, with SQE2 in April 2022.