Is Law Conversion Course Worth It?

The simple answer is NO. In fact, it only covers around 50% of SQE1. You will need another year to catch up with the other half before you can confidently sit the SQE1.

We have gathered PGDL / GDL programme information from three biggest law schools in the UK as follows:

University of Law
  1. English Legal System
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Tort Law
  4. Contract Law
  5. Criminal Law
  6. Administrative Law and Human Rights
  7. Land Law
  8. Trusts
  9. Law of Organisations
  10. Skills and Behaviours

Fee (2024/25 Academic Year)
£14,300 (London)
£11,500 (elsewhere)

BPP University
  1. Company Law
  2. Contract Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Foundational Legal Skills
  5. Land Law
  6. Public Law I
  7. Public Law II
  8. Tort Law
  9. Trusts Law

Fee (2023/24 Academic Year)
£14,300 (London)
£11,400 (elsewhere)

City Law School
  1. English Legal System
  2. Public Law
  3. Contract Law
  4. Criminal Law
  5. Equity & Trusts
  6. European Union Law
  7. Land Law
  8. Tort Law
  9. Research requirement
  10. Introduction to Legal Studies

Fee (2024/25 Academic Year)
£13,59 (London)

The SQE curriculum is so broad that even a 3-year LLB programme cannot cover the entire SQE assessment specification. Take a look at what we found below:

FLK Assessment 1
Business Law (or Company Law)
Business Practice (or Business Taxation)
Dispute Resolution (or Civil Procedure)
Contract Law
Tort Law
Legal System
Public Law (or Constitutional / Administrative Law)
Retained EU Law
Ethics and Professional Conduct

FLK Assessment 2
Property Law (or Land Law)
Property Practice (or Conveyancing)
Wills and Administration of Estates (or Succession)
Solicitors Accounts (or Accounting for Solicitors)
Trusts Law (or Equity and Trusts)
Criminal Law
Criminal Practice (or Criminal Procedure)
Ethics and Professional Conduct

Fee (September 2024)
SQE1 - £1,888 (£944 for FLK1 and £944 for FLK2)
SQE2 - £2,902

The point is that a PGDL / GDL / LLB cannot fully prepare you for the SQE.

For non-law graduates, you can sit the SQE directly with a degree in any discipline. We recommend you select an SQE1 preparation course that can fully prepare you for the SQE1 instead of going on a PGDL / GDL unless you want to become a barrister.
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