BPP tutors and students discuss the different factors to bear in mind
The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) brings a great amount of flexibility to the solicitor qualification system in the UK. Unlike its predecessor, the Legal Practice Course, the centralised SQE route allows students to tailor their preparation according to their individual circumstances. As such, there are a number of preparation course options available to choose from.
In the video (above) of our recent virtual student event, SQE tutors and students from BPP University Law School came together to discuss the different factors students must keep in mind while picking their prep course. The speakers also provided tools to identify a course provider that fits best with a candidate’s strengths and aspirations.
The event featured:
• Amelia Griggs, future trainee solicitor at Greenberg Traurig and current LLM student at BPP having passed SQE1 and recently sat SQE2
• Callum Martin, Macfarlanes BPP scholarship recipient on the LLM SQE1 and 2
• Jonny Hurst, BPP’s head of outreach and former City law firm partner
• Laura Bains, programme lead at BPP and former practitioner
Over the hour-long discussion, the speakers broke down various factors relevant to choosing a prep course such as costs, mode of teaching, availability of a dedicated tutor outside classes, preferences of law firms, employability support and the provider’s reputation. Since many law firms require their future trainees to complete additional preparation beyond the SQE, as revealed in a recent Legal Cheek report, the speakers also directed students to consider whether any post-SQE prep would be offered by a provider.
Legal Cheek is running ‘The SQE series’ with BPP University Law School over the next few months. The video of each session will be made available one month after each virtual event together with further FAQs arising from each session which experts from BPP are answering.
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