QLTS School has long been on the legal training scene with its prep courses for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS), a series of assessments enabling foreign lawyers to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales.
Building on this experience, the online provider, founded in 2011, is now offering a range of courses to help would-be lawyers navigate the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). After all, the SQE assessments are substantially modelled on the QLTS assessments; both include a multiple-choice test and a practical legal skills exam.
There are three online-only options available to students, with the most affordable, which includes no tutor support, priced at £1,590 for SQE1 and £1,590 for SQE2.
This ‘Basic’ SQE package, as the law school describes it, sees students receive textbooks, a bank of over 10,000 multiple-choice practice questions and digital flashcards, as well as mock assessments and revision notes to prepare them to pass the first stage of the assessment.
The slightly more expensive SQE1 ‘Advantage’ course, priced at £1,990, provides wannabe lawyers with access to the law school’s SQE video library featuring over 200 online tutorials, while its top offering, SQE1 ‘Premium’, offers the aforementioned plus a tailor-made study plan and two hours of tutor support from a qualified lawyer or academic. This is priced at £2,390.
QLTS School’s SQE2 packages are similarly structured, with three options available — Basic, Advantage and Premium. It’s entry level option at £1,590 offers access to a range of resources including digital flashcards, practice questions, writing tasks, as well as mock exams and over 100 skills video workshops.
The Advantage and Premium packages, priced at £1,990 and £2,390 respectively, feature study plans and one-on-one mock practice stations to help candidates get to grips with key practical skills such as client interviewing and advocacy. Students on the Premium package receive a greater number of mock stations and assessments compared to those enrolled on the cheaper Advantage course.
The courses are delivered online which means students can study at their own pace, fitting in study around qualifying work experience or other commitments, and sit exams at a time that suit them. Although candidates should note that access to the packages is for “two consecutive sittings” of the SQE1/2 from the day of registration to the course, or until the date on which you have passed the SQE1/2 assessments, whichever happens first.