BPP University Law School is one of the largest legal education players in the UK with over 5,000 students across 20 study centres and online.
It delivers a wide range of postgraduate law programmes, including a range of new preparation course to help students meet the “specific demands” of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
For non-law graduates, BPP has created a full-time year-long course priced at £16,250 in London and £13,500 elsewhere. Law grads, meanwhile, will undertake a shorter seven-month course which costs £11,500 in London and £9,500 elsewhere.
Unlike its law school rivals who have chosen to divide the exam prep into distinct SQE1 and 2 courses, BPP has decided its aspiring lawyers will undertake a single prep programme before they embark on a short, intensive revision course ahead of sitting SQE2. Its first SQE courses will start in February 2022.
BPP will offer full-time, part-time and online-only study options, as well as a range of new postgraduate and bolt-on skills courses. The latter includes BPP’s new ‘Essentials for Practice’ programme which has been developed in collaboration with City law firms, and helps students develop a range of application-boosting commercial and digital skills. The ‘Essentials’ programme is included in the price for law grads, but will cost non-law grads £5,750 in London and £4,750 elsewhere.
Discounts and postgraduate funding are available when multiple courses are committed to or bought together as part of a package.
A “consortium” of leading City law firms — made up of Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fulbright, Linklaters and Slaughter and May — has appointed BPP to design and develop a series of “bespoke” courses which will prepare its future rookies to pass the SQE.
Similarly, BPP will also be responsible for helping future trainees at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) qualify under the new SQE regime. The deal will see BPP provide SQE prep and support, as well as additional training focused on soft skills such as resilience, adaptability and emotional intelligence.