QLTS School (SQE)

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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, offers a range of courses to help would-be lawyers navigate the 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.

Basic, Advantage or Premium?

There are three online-only options available to students, with the most affordable, which includes no tutor support, priced at £1,690 for both SQE1 and SQE2.

This ‘Basic’ SQE package, as the law school describes it, sees students receive textbooks, a bank of more than 2,500 multiple-choice practice questions and more than 5,000 digital flashcards, as well as mock assessments and revision notes to prepare them to pass the first stage of the assessment.

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The slightly more expensive SQE1 ‘Advantage’ course, priced at £2,190, provides wannabe lawyers with access to the law school’s SQE video library featuring more than 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 £2,690.

QLTS School’s SQE2 packages are similarly structured, with three options available — Basic, Advantage and Premium. Its entry level option at £1,690 offers access to a range of resources including digital flashcards, practice questions, writing tasks, as well as mock exams and more than 100 skills video workshops.

The Advantage and Premium packages, priced at £2,190 and £2,690 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 courses.

Own-pace studying

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 suits 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.

Fees

SQE1 1,690
SQE2 1,690

The fees listed above are for QLTS School’s Basic SQE package. The School’s SQE Advantage package is priced at £2,190 for SQE1 and SQE2, with SQE Premium costing £2,690 for SQE1 and SQE2.

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