Nottingham Trent University
Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course PgDip
Nottingham Trent University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21455 £18360 £22141
25-75 percentile range £17911 - £25024 £13492 - £22848 £16777 - £27979

Course Description

Passing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) 1 is the first step in your route to qualifying as a solicitor, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice is designed to prepare you for this.

You should choose this course if you want a course that only prepares you for SQE 1.

  • All our SQE preparation courses carry awards and are taught at Masters level.

  • This course provides you with everything you need to have the best opportunity to pass SQE whilst also developing the professional skills that really matter to employers.

  • You will be taught by our outstanding teaching team, all of whom are experienced legal professionals who will provide you with excellent and personalised teaching in a dynamic and interactive teaching environment.

  • Our tutors will work with you to develop your essential legal skills whilst also preparing you for an assessment in which you will draw on your existing substantive legal knowledge and learn how to blend it with procedure to solve practical legal problems.

  • Opportunities for further practice and test the legal skills you are acquiring through mooting, negotiation, interviewing competitions to enhance your CV.

  • The option of full-time or distance learning study modes gives you the flexibility to earn while you learn and work alongside your studies.

  • If you start on this course and subsequently decide you want to do a Masters qualification, either with SQE 2 preparation or just SQE 1 preparation, then you have the option to transfer to the LLM Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course or the LLM Advanced Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 and SQE 2 Preparation Course (with appropriate fee adjustments).

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Nottingham Trent University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Nottingham Trent University in related subject specific rankings.

Law

    • #27 
    • #35 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #46 
    • #59 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #20 
    • #201 
    Law
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

See all 30 university rankings of Nottingham Trent University

About Nottingham Trent University

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University, also known as NTU, has four separate campuses spread throughout Nottinghamshire, with the main City Campus being located right in the heart of Nottingham. NTU is particularly recognised in British academia for having some of the best post-graduation employment statistics of any university in the UK, with the Institution helping more than 94% of their students get started in their chosen field.

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Student composition of Nottingham Trent University

undergraduates:
31595
postgraduates:
5235
Total:
36830
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Where is this programme taught

City Campus
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