Essentials for Practice

This course builds upon and develops the specialist legal knowledge and skills that employers seek beyond the basic SQE curriculum.

  • Choose from different pathways, enabling you to specialise in your preferred areas of legal practice
  • Develop the professional skills that employers seek
  • Experience realistic cases and transactions in a way that mirrors legal practice
  • Practise core legal skills to maximise success in SQE2

You will choose from different pathways and develop your specialist knowledge in line with your interests, the type of clients you want to work with and the areas of law in which you ultimately want to practise. You’ll also develop the commercial acumen that future solicitors are expected to demonstrate through our cutting-edge module: Business in Law.

Teaching is built around realistic case studies that reflect the tasks you will be undertaking in the workplace and the types of clients you can expect to act for when you are in practice. You will build an online portfolio of your professional skills, demonstrating your ongoing development and establishing a habit of reflection – which is critical to your future career progression.

Your studies will feature our AI-powered learning platform, BPP Adapt, which tracks your learning progression and provides a personalised plan to maximise assessment success. This is supported by BPP’s Virtual Practice Environment, which mirrors a professional legal environment, and live collaborative teaching sessions with tutors who are experts from practice.


2022/2023 academic year 

Birmingham: £4,750 

Bristol: £4,750 

Cambridge: £4,750 

Leeds: £4,750 

London Holborn: £5,750 

Manchester: £4,750 

Online: £4,750 

A deposit of £350 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer on all our courses, to secure your place.


  • Bristol
  • London Holborn
  • Leeds
  • Cambridge
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Online

Study options

  • Distance Learning
  • Part-time
  • Full-time