What we know so far
Having offered a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate law courses since its formation by Nottingham Trent University in 1964, Nottingham Law School (NLS) is one of the more recognisable names on the legal education scene.
Popular offerings include the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC), as well as a recently revamped Bar Training Course (BTC). The law school, located in the heart of the city of Nottingham, also runs a range of LLMs (from criminal justice to EU law) which are eligible for government funding.
A new string to the NLS bow is its collection of prep courses for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) — a new centralised assessment that will be phased in from September 2021 and will ultimately replace the LPC.
Its SQE courses will be delivered both on campus and online, and are available on a full-time or distance learning basis.
Solicitor hopefuls will have a number of options depending on whether they have completed a law or non-law degree at undergraduate level. For example, law graduates can complete a six-month SQE1 prep course for £4,700 before moving on to an eight-week SQE2 prep course for £3,300. Their non-law grad peers, meanwhile, will be required to complete a longer 18-month SQE LLM which incorporates SQE1 prep for £12,000. Both groups of grads then progress onto the same SQE2 prep course.