Taught course

SQE1 Preparation

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the SQE1 Preparation are:

  • 2:2 honours law degree that covers the following seven foundational areas of knowledge (Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, Law of the European Union, Contract, Tort, Property/Land Law and Public Law) OR
  • 2:2 honours degree in a non-law subject (or overseas equivalent in any subject) and a minimum of a pass in a GDL/PGDL or CPE that covers the foundational areas of legal knowledge; OR
  • 2:2 honours degree in a non-law subject (or overseas equivalent in any subject) and have obtained a mark of 50% or more in our admissions test on the foundational areas of legal knowledge set by BPP University Law School; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications (such as ILEx/CILEx)

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Our SQE1 pass rate is 73.2%*

Designed for students with an existing undergraduate law degree or aw conversion course, the SQE1 Preparation course provides you with the Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) required to pass the SQE1 assessments.

Getting you ready for success in SQE1

With over 30 years of legal training expertise, we are trusted by 400+ legal employers.

  • Benefit from maximum support including monthly skills and knowledge drop-in sessions, revision forums and 1-2-1s with your dedicated personal tutor.
  • Live teaching delivered by expert SQE tutors with invaluable professional experience.
  • Access online resources and materials covering foundational areas of legal knowledge to help you revise and refresh your knowledge for SQE1.

Assessment method

Internal assessments

Our internal assessments count towards your Postgraduate Certificate award.

For SQE1 Preparation, you’ll sit multiple-choice assessments, which are written in the same style as the SQE1 papers and reflect the required knowledge you will need to pass the external assessment. You’ll also be required to submit a portfolio of skills and a reflective statement to demonstrate the development of your core legal skills.

External assessments

This course prepares you for the first stage of the SQE: SQE1. The cost of the SQE1 assessment is not included in your course fee, and it is your responsibility to book and pay for the assessments directly with the SRA’s authorised assessment provider, Kaplan SQE Ltd.


Our SQE1 Preparation focuses on the legal practice areas collectively known as Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK).

FLK is assessed in SQE1 which comprises two papers: FLK1 and FLK2. FLK consists of core areas of law covered in your law undergraduate degree or conversion course, plus the practice subject areas which you will learn in SQE1 Preparation.

What you’ll revise:

  • Contract (FLK1)
  • Tort (FLK1)
  • Criminal Law (FLK2)
  • Land Law (FLK2)
  • Trusts (FLK2)

What you’ll learn:

  • Business Law and Practice (FLK1)
  • Dispute Resolution (FLK1)
  • Criminal Law and Practice (FLK2)
  • Property Law and Practice (FLK2)
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates (FLK2)

Legal Services (FLK1), Professional Conduct (FLK1&2), Taxation (FLK1&2), Solicitors Accounts (FLK2) will also be covered together with helpful revision materials for the Legal System of England and Wales.

This course equips you with the crucial legal knowledge to pass the SQE1 assessments, whilst introducing you to the legal skills necessary to pass SQE2.

*SQE1 January 2023 assessments, based on responses from 85% of our students across all cohorts.

Fees and funding

UK students
London Central: £6,500 Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester: £5,500 Online: £5,500

To widen access to the legal profession, we offer an extensive range of funding options to ensure finance isn’t a barrier to a promising legal career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    10 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

BPP Admissions
+44 (0) 3300 603 100