SQE, LPC and BTC
Nottingham Law School has designed an impressive suite of innovative, new courses to support you in preparing for the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
Our courses maximise flexible and blended learning opportunities for both law and non-law graduates and enable you to choose a course to suit your personal circumstances. Our aim is to equip you for a successful career in professional legal practice as a solicitor.
You can choose to:
- combine your SQE studies with an internationally recognised Masters qualification that is also eligible for the UK postgraduate loan by studying on one of our SQE LLM preparation courses;
- focus solely on the SQE 1 and SQE 2 preparation courses and prepare yourself for each assessment at a time that best suits you.
Either way, you can study on a full-time or distance learning basis and, if you choose to do so, will be able to earn while you learn. Read our guide to all you need to know about the SQE.
For law graduates
Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course - PGDip
Solicitor route for law graduates. 6 months Full-time or 12 months Distance learning.
Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course - LLM
Solicitor route for law graduates. Obtain a Masters qualification either by studying 12 months Full-time or 24 months Distance learning.
Advanced Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 and SQE 2 Preparation Course - LLM
Solicitor route for law graduates, preparation for SQE 1 and SQE 2. Obtain a Masters qualification either by studying 12 months Full-time or 24 months Distance learning.
Advanced Legal Skills: SQE 2 Preparation Course - PGCert
Solicitor route for those who have taken SQE 1 or a SQE 1 preparation course. 8 weeks Full-time or 20 weeks Distance learning.
For non-law graduates
Law and Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course - LLM
Solicitor route for non-law graduates. 18 months Full-time or 36 months Distance learning.
Law and Legal Practice: Barristers Training Course - LLM
For non-law graduates, successful completion of this course enables you to proceed to be called to the Bar and proceed to pupillage. Study on our 18 months full-time course.
We’re thrilled to have been awarded top university in the UK for postgraduate experience at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023 showing our commitment to providing outstanding support and resources for our postgraduate students.
Legal Practice Course
We are fully aware of the challenges facing law students in the current legal employment market. For that reason, our LLM LPC is designed to provide you with the qualifications and practical knowledge and insight that employers regard as essential.
Legal Practice Course (Full-time) - LLM
Gain a Masters qualification by studying our LPC (full-time) Legal Practice Course – start your career as a solicitor.
Legal Practice Course (Part-time) - LLM
Gain a Masters qualification by studying our LLM Legal Practice (Part-time) course – start your career as a solicitor.
LLM Legal Practice (Distance learning, top up) - LLM
Interested in topping up your existing professional qualification to an LLM?
Barristers Training Courses
Nottingham Law School has been successfully delivering high quality vocational training for those who wish to be called to the Bar for 25 years.
Our courses have been designed to reflect the Bar Standards Board’s requirements and give you the flexibility to study in the way you choose, with the option to gain a Masters qualification. We offer a nine-month LLM Barristers Training Course (LLM BTC) and a six-month Postgraduate Diploma Barristers Training Course (BTC).
Barristers Training Course - PGDip
Study the BSB’s compulsory modules in a cost effective and time efficient manner. Our Postgraduate Diploma Barristers Training Course (BTC) provides the necessary vocational training for the Bar in just six months.
Barristers Training Course - LLM
Successful completion of this nine-month Masters course enables you to be called to the Bar, and proceed to pupillage.