SQE1&2 Diploma

The SQE1&2 Diploma provides you with comprehensive preparation for both SQE exams. You will develop the Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) that is assessed in both SQE1 and SQE2, along with the core legal skills that are tested in SQE2. 

The SQE1&2 Diploma is taught via workshops to small groups of students. You’ll experience live, face-to-face teaching which provides an important social and collaborative learning environment. You’ll also gain valuable interaction with our professionally experienced SQE tutors, who use their expertise to bring your studies to life.   

SQE1 Preparation

Our SQE1 Preparation module focuses on key legal practice areas that are examined in both stages of the SQE assessments. It includes materials and revision opportunities for the core areas of law from your previous studies.

SQE2 Training

This module builds on the foundations laid in the SQE1 Preparation module and prepares you for the SQE2 assessments. It offers extensive diagnostic testing and practice of SQE2 skills tasks across all of the featured SQE legal contexts. This module also includes live intensive coaching workshops that simulate the SQE2 exam experience, with personalised feedback to help you build a personal development plan for exam success.

Why choose our SQE1&2 Diploma course?

  • Experience realistic briefs and case handling in a way that mirrors legal practice in a firm through our Virtual Practice Environment.
  • Using BPP Adapt, you can track your progress, understand your strengths and target areas for improvement, ensuring you’re fully prepared to pass your SQE assessments.
  • Access to an extensive careers advice service and pro bono work experience opportunities that can count towards your QWE.
  • 6-month QWE placement contracts are exclusively available for five of our students in our award-winning Social Impact Team.
  • Access to materials covering foundational areas of legal knowledge to help refresh your knowledge for SQE1.
  • Access coaching, mentoring and placement opportunities with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Barclays, Channel 4 and Sky, through BPP’s exclusive partnership with Aspiring Solicitors* delivering knowledge on Navigating the SQE, Legal Technology and Virtual Vacation Schemes.
  • Once you secure your place, you’ll get instant access to our Bridge to SQE programme. With up to 40 additional hours of study, it’s designed to help you transition from your degree towards the next stage of your legal training, while.

Your SQE Career Guarantee.

If you don’t secure a relevant legal role within six months of passing your SQE2 assessments, our Career Guarantee means you’ll have access to our Career Boost package. This includes additional courses which will develop your employability further with negotiation, influencing and networking skills, free of charge. You’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to be considered for one of five paid 6-month QWE placements in our Social Impact Team.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study the SQE1&2 Diploma are as follows:

  • 2:2 honours law degree that covers the following seven foundational areas of legal 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) 

If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications, strong references or relevant work experience, please contact us and we would be happy to review your options.


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Need Postgraduate Loan Funding? Upgrade to our LLM SQE1&2

This course does not qualify for postgraduate loan funding. Our LLM SQE1&2 is eligible for postgraduate loan funding of £12,167 from Student Finance England.


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Study options

  • Distance Learning
  • Part-time
  • Full-time