The College of Legal Practice prospectus 2021/22

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LEGAL EDUCATION. DESIGNED FOR YOU. Legal training is stuck in the past. A one-size-fits-all approach to teaching simply doesn’t work. Why? Because everyone is different. At The College of Legal Practice, we understand the importance of flexible learning. It’s why our online legal education courses are designed around you, your unique circumstances, your unique aspirations. With our Developing Legal Professionals Programme, we will help you pass the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). Our online nature means we’re helping a more diverse group of aspiring solicitors’ access and progress in the legal profession. Our online delivery doesn’t mean you won’t have one to one support or the opportunity to work as part of a community. Our team of dedicated supervisors are just a click away. And they’re not just passionate about education, they’re also experienced legal practitioners, ready to guide you with one-to-one personal supervision through our one-of-a-kind online platform. Established in 2019, we formed as a wholly owned UK subsidiary of The College of Law in Australia; a not-for-profit provider and market leader with over 50 years of experience in legal education and training. Our intention is to provide both excellent value and quality underpinned by our higher education status.

We’re proud to be different. Proud to be driving change. Welcome to a new era in legal education. Designed for you.

WHAT’S

INSIDE

1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to the College 1.2 What Makes us Different

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2. Developing Legal

Professionals Programme

2.1 Programme Overview

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2.2 Graduate Foundation in Law Programme 2.3 The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) 2.3.1 SQE1 Preparation – Solicitors Legal Knowledge 2.3.2 SQE2 Preparation – Solicitors Legal Skills

2.4 Transactional Skills Modules 2.5 Legal Business Skills Module

2.6 LLM in Legal Practice 2.7 Capstone Module

2.8 Choose Your Path to Becoming a Solicitor

3. Support for You

3.1 Meet Our Supervisors

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3.2 From Application to Qualification

4. Course Schedule

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5. About & Contact Us

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WELCOME TO

THE COLLEGE

I am delighted that you may be interested in our Developing Legal Professionals (DLP) programme. This programme provides the preparation courses required for the forthcoming Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and will assist you in reaching your ambition to become an excellent legal practitioner. Whilst I know how critical it is to pass the SQE assessments we also want to help prepare you for working in legal practice. I hope this prospectus provides the information you need to decide whether to apply for one of our courses, and a taste of what life as a student is like at the College. I am committed to ensuring you have all the information you need to make the right choices for your career. For us, it’s not just about making money it is about genuinely ensuring more aspiring practitioners can join the profession. Our goal is to help every student reach their unique potential. We recognise that everyone is different and it’s why we want to provide a career pathway that’s right for you. This programme is for all aspiring solicitors; you might be a paralegal or still at university, but we hope that you can find a course with us to realise your career ambitions. Our students are at the centre of everything we do, and we’re committed to providing excellent personalised learning and support for everyone at the College. I want you to feel a part of our learning community.

We recognise that while the flexibility offered by the SQE and by our courses can give you many options, it can mean that making the right choice is even harder. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like to explore the right SQE pathway for you. We will be honest and transparent in giving you as much information as we can to make the right choice for you. Dr Giles Proctor CEO, The College of Legal Practice

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“I enjoyed that the course was much more practical and realistic in terms of what to expect from a client. This made it more engaging and for that reason, I would recommend The College of Legal Practice.” of Legal Practice “

Student, The College

“ “I feel as if anyone seeking a career as a solicitor would highly benefit from the practical side of learning like this. It mirrored the skills used in practice but was framed from a learning level. It worked very well!” Student, The College of Legal Practice

WHAT MAKES

US DIFFERENT? We are an online provider of legal education and training. Nobody provides an online learning experience quite like us. By blending our one-of-a-kind learning platform with personal supervision, we enable you to learn and train to qualify as a solicitor in a way that works for you.

Flexible learning We work with students, legal professionals, partners and businesses to deliver tailor- made courses that work for them. Our mix of live and on-demand learning activities will enable you to learn in a way that fits around your work and family commitments. You don’t have to be based in the UK to train with us.

Practitioner access Our expert supervisors are not just academics, they are experienced

practising solicitors who do what they do because they love it. A passion for teaching is what drives them, and through our one-to-one supervision, you will receive constructive individual feedback. It means from application to qualifying as a solicitor, you will know exactly where you need to improve and focus.

Learning designed for real-life practice

We design our courses using engaging activities and tasks that replicate current practice to give you a more holistic skillset that fully prepares you for the workplace. Our unique learning style replicates work- based transactional tasks and client matters that newly qualified solicitors will encounter in their day-to-day work.

Designed for online Rather than retrofitting traditional classroom learning into an online environment, all of our courses are designed for online delivery. We’ve been doing this for years and know exactly what works and what doesn’t. When you join the College, you will become part of our virtual student community and will have the freedom to participate in live group sessions, surgeries and online discussion forums.

Low cost, high value With all of our programmes designed specifically for online delivery, our ownership model allows us to deliver courses with real value at a much more accessible cost, making us much more affordable than the competition.

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DEVELOPING LEGAL PROFESSIONALS A Programme Designed for You The Developing Legal Professionals (DLP) Programme is a series of courses designed for graduates and paralegals aiming to become solicitors. You can choose to take any of the short courses, modules or full programmes separately or together. Firstly, you can just take one of our two SQE preparation courses offered throughout the year, part-time and full-time. But that’s not all, you can learn in parallel through other modules to help develop the legal transactional skills, business skills and competencies, solicitors need to succeed in legal practice. And if you wish, build to a full LLM in Legal Practice* that brings it all together in a full-time or part-time Masters Programme. We give you the opportunity to take the DLP in a way that works for you. So, if you are just graduating with a law degree or a paralegal looking to take the next step in your career, our DLP programme is the best way to experience high quality learning at a much more affordable price. Our DLP provides full comprehensive training for aspiring solicitors looking to enter the legal profession. The DLP programme includes:

Graduate Foundation in Law Programme* Law foundation course for non-law graduates LLM in Legal Practice* A combination of the modules below offering both preparation for the SQE and development of legal transactional and business skills

SQE Preparation Modules SQE1 Prep: Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK) SQE2 Prep: Solicitors Legal Skills (SLS) Transactional Skills Modules

A range of practical, transaction-based modules across core practice areas including: Banking and Finance, Commercial Law, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property, and Personal Injury Legal Business Skills Module & Short Courses A module and short courses developing core business skills required for newly qualified solicitors entering legal practice Capstone Module A legal practice project for students taking our LLM in Legal Practice

Got a question about the DLP? Our team are ready to help. Email us at info@collegalpractice.com or call 020 3884 4112

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GRADUATE FOUNDATION IN LAW PROGRAMME* The Graduate Foundation in Law Programme* is a 20-week full-time course for graduates from a non-law background. This course is designed for those who want to take the SQE but do not have a law degree or equivalent experience. The programme will provide you with the foundations in legal knowledge, concepts and skills needed prior to starting preparation training for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1 and SQE2). You will study modules in core areas of English Law, legal reasoning and English Legal Systems. You will develop your legal skills, working with other students and one-to-one with your supervisor and at the end of the programme be ready to move onto our SQE preparation courses. This course can contribute towards a Graduate Diploma in Law, when taken with Solicitors Legal Knowledge and other modules. Entry requirements Undergraduate degree or equivalent English language qualifications (e.g. IELTS) if English isn’t your first language Timing The College’s first Graduate Foundation in Law Programme will start in May 2022. See the course schedule on page 24 for start dates. Price: To be announced

* Subject to validation

More details will be available later in the year.

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THE SOLICITORS QUALIFYING EXAMINATION A New Era of Legal Qualification With the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) in Autumn 2021, the route to becoming a solicitor in England and Wales has changed. Our modules help a more diverse group of individuals access and progress in the legal profession by providing a flexible suite of preparation courses for the SQE. SQE1 stage one

The College’s SQE1 Preparation Module: Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SLK) prepares you for Kaplan’s SQE1 assessment. This assessment involves two examinations testing your Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK), which take around 10 hours over two days. It is designed to test your ability to identify legal principles and to apply them to client problems and transactions. Each examination consists of 180 multiple-choice questions.

SQE2 stage two The College’s SQE2 Preparation Module: Solicitors Legal Skills (SLS) prepares you for Kaplan’s SQE2 assessment. This assessment is designed to test your core legal skills, or in other words, you must demonstrate that you can perform the roles and tasks required by a newly qualified solicitor. It involves a combination of oral and written assessments, taking around 14 hours over five half days.

For more information on the new SQE, visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s website or get in touch with our team now. Email us at info@collegalpractice.com or call 020 3884 4112

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SOLICITORS LEGAL KNOWLEDGE (SLK)

This module will prepare you for SQE1. The SLK covers essential areas where students will learn to develop and apply core legal principles and rules in the context of 13 practice areas: principles and rules in the context of practice areas such as:

Business Law & Practice Contract Criminal Law & Practice Dispute Resolution Land law

Repeat SQE style multiple-choice questions for every unit and across practice areas, building up fromWeek 1 Mock SQE1 Assessments Entry requirements Undergraduate degree or equivalent English language qualifications (e.g. IELTS) if English isn’t your first language If you don’t have a law degree or equivalent experience, we strongly recommend you take either a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or foundation level course in law prior to studying for the SQE. The College will have its own Graduate Foundation in Law programme for students with a non-law degree or qualification commencing in 2022. See page 8 for details. Credits for LLM in Legal Practice 30 at FHEQ Level 6 Course options 13-week full-time course , with an average of 20-25 hours of learning per week 20-week part-time course , with an average of 15 hours of learning per week Timing Courses are timed to align with the SQE schedule set by the SRA. The College’s first full-time course begins in August 2021 (in preparation for SQE1 assessment in November 2021). See the course schedule on page 24 for course start dates. Price: £1,800

Legal Services Legal Systems

Property Practice Solicitors Accounts Public & EU Law Tort Trusts Wills and Administration of Estates The SLK Module provides all the learning you need to prepare for the SQE1 assessment: Full access to the College’s Canvas Learning Portal and virtual community Multimedia presentations, workbook scenarios and flashcards for each unit, to access as and when you like Regular one-to-one weekly supervision with an expert practitioner A personal tutor, who you meet with before the module starts and work with across both SLK and SLS Virtual weekly surgeries on legal content and concepts and weekly ‘town halls’ run by your supervisors Hard copy and online textbooks (at no extra cost) for all units

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SOLICITORS LEGAL SKILLS (SLS) This module will prepare you for SQE2. The SLS helps students apply fundamental legal principles in skills-based situations. This module develops the following legal skills:

Advocacy Interviewing

Virtual weekly surgeries to refresh your legal knowledge from SQE1 and build your skills and weekly ‘town halls’ run by your supervisors Hard copy (at no extra cost) and online materials required for teaching the skills, including continuing access to relevant SQE1-style multiple-choice questions to check back on your legal knowledge Mock SQE2 assessments Entry requirements Undergraduate degree or equivalent English language qualifications (e.g. IELTS) if English isn’t your first language You should have taken the SQE1 assessment prior to taking this module. Credits for LLM in Legal Practice 30 at FHEQ Level 7 Course options 10-week full-time course , with an average of 30 hours of learning per week 20-week part-time course , with an average of 15 hours of learning per week Timing Courses are timed to align with the SQE schedule set by the SRA. The College’s first full-time course begins in February 2022 (in preparation for SQE2 assessment in April 2022). See the course schedule on pa ge 24 f or course start dates. Price: £2,300

Attendance note taking/legal analysis Case and matter analysis (including negotiation strategies) Drafting Research Writing in the following practice areas: Business Law and Practice Criminal Litigation Dispute Resolution Probate Administration and Practice

Property Practice Wills and Intestacy

The SLS Module provides all the learning you need to prepare for the SQE2 assessment:

Full access to the College’s Canvas Learning Portal and virtual community Multimedia presentations, workbook scenarios and skills activities for each unit, to access as and when you like Regular one-to-one supervision with an expert practitioner A personal tutor, who you meet with before the module starts

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TRANSACTIONAL SKILLS MODULES

In addition to our two SQE Preparation Modules, in the DLP programme, we offer a range of training modules across core practice areas. Our learning structure for these modules replicates work-based transactional tasks, helping individuals work independently when performing the responsibilities commonly assigned to newly qualified solicitors. Modules available in 2021/22 Banking and Finance Commercial Law Commercial Property Dispute Resolution Family Law Additional Modules available in 2022/23 Employment Law Intellectual Property Personal Injury These Modules will offer you: Entry requirements Undergraduate degree or equivalent English language qualifications (e.g. IELTS) if English isn’t your first language You should have a strong grounding in legal knowledge prior to taking these modules. For example, evidenced by the completion of a SQE1 preparation course or having passed the SQE1 assessment. Credits for LLM in Legal Practice 20 at FHEQ Level 7 Course options

Modules can be started and completed flexibly over a 12-week or 24-week period. You can complete a module full-time in as little as six weeks. Modules will be offered around the SQE preparation courses to support professional development whilst qualifying. Timing Our first set of Transactional Skills Modules begin in January 2022. See the course schedule on page 24 for start dates. Price: £800

Full access to the College’s Canvas Learning Portal and virtual community Multimedia presentations, workbook scenarios and skills activities for each unit, to access as and when you like Regular one-to-one supervision with an expert practitioner Full access to all online legal resources including Lexis Nexis and WestLaw Personal development against a clear competency framework Assessments through portfolio submissions, reflective statement (1500 words) and an oral assessment with a supervisor.

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TRANSACTIONAL SKILLS MODULES

Module Details Banking and Finance This module will enable you to develop specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in the area of Banking and Finance. You will cover a range of forms of finance and, where relevant, related security, including bilateral and syndicated loans; asset finance; structured finance, and bonds and debt instruments. By the end of the module, you will have developed the following practical skills: Professional, effective, and practical presentation of work Oral and written communication skills Demonstration of relevant practical technical knowledge and understanding Client handling and commercial approaches to banking and finance Drafting, advising on and evaluating facility, loan and security documentation Commercial Law This module will enable you to develop specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in the area of Commercial Law. You will look at the process of advising on, and the subsequent drafting involved in the creation and operation of commercial contracts and negotiating and amending commercial contracts. It will also cover identifying, critically analysing and evaluating the key legal issues which impact upon commercial contracts, including the practical and commercial considerations involved in meeting client objectives and needs. By the end of the module, you will have developed the following practical skills: Professional, effective, and practical presentation of work Oral and written communication skills Demonstration of relevant practical technical knowledge and understanding Client handling and evaluative techniques in the area of commercial law Drafting, advising on and evaluating commercial transactions documentation

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TRANSACTIONAL SKILLS MODULES

Commercial Property This module will enable you to develop specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in the area of leasehold commercial property. You will develop transactional, technical and practical proficiency in leasehold commercial property transactions through innovative learning methods. By the end of the module, you will have developed the following practical skills: Professional, effective, and practical presentation of work Oral and written communication skills Demonstration of relevant practical technical knowledge and understanding Client handling and evaluative techniques in the area of commercial property practice Drafting, advising on and evaluating commercial property transactions documentation Dispute Resolution This module will enable you to develop specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in the area of dispute resolution. You will develop an understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of claims evaluations, the law and role of evidence, the legal and commercial risks for a client in bringing or defending claims, and the processes involved in evaluating and managing a claim. By the end of the module, you will have developed the following practical skills: Legal research and analysis Professional, effective, and practical presentation of work

Oral and written communication skills Interviewing and taking instructions

Demonstration of relevant practical technical knowledge and understanding Client handling and evaluative techniques in the area of dispute resolution Advising and managing client expectations and costs Drafting witness statements

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TRANSACTIONAL SKILLS MODULES

Family Law This module will enable you to develop specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in the area of family law. You will learn how to advise on family proceedings and draft documentation, prepare for hearings and identify, critically analyse and evaluate the key legal, practical and emotional issues which can impact a family. By the end of the module, you will have developed the following practical skills: Professional, effective, and practical presentation of work Oral and written communication skills Demonstration of relevant practical technical knowledge and understanding The ability to select and apply appropriate skills and techniques required of the family law practitioner The ability to evaluate issues that present themselves in a relationship breakdown and propose solutions that meet the needs and interests of the client Communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

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LEGAL BUSINESS SKILLS MODULE

In this module, you will develop a core understanding of legal business skills. These are the key skills required of a newly qualified solicitor entering a legal practice.

This module will offer you: Full access to the College’s Canvas Learning Portal and virtual community Multimedia presentations, workbook scenarios and skills activities for each unit, to access as and when you like Regular one-to-one supervision with an expert practitioner Full access to all online legal resources including Lexis Nexis and WestLaw Personal development against a clear competency framework Assessments through portfolio submissions, reflective statement (1500 words) and an oral assessment with a supervisor. Entry requirements Undergraduate degree or equivalent English language qualifications (e.g. IELTS) if English isn’t your first language You should have a strong grounding in legal knowledge prior to taking this module. For example, evidenced by the completion of a SQE1 preparation course or having passed the SQE1 assessment.

Credits for LLM in Legal Practice 10 at FHEQ Level 7 Course options

Modules can be started and completed flexibly over a 12-week or 24-week period. You can complete a module full-time in as little as six weeks. Modules will be offered around the SQE preparation courses to support professional development whilst

qualifying. Timing

Our first Legal Business Skills Module will begin in January 2022. See the course schedule on page 24 for start dates. Price: £500

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LEGAL BUSINESS SKILLS MODULE

In this module, which is made up of eight units, you will learn the key principles behind each business skill through media, self testing and role play. You will learn to analyse and evaluate the practical and commercial considerations involved in meeting client objectives. By the end of the module, you will have developed the

following practical skills: Understanding Financial Information Written Communication Foundation Commerciality and Developing a Commercial Mindset Client Care Teamwork & Facilitating Relationships

Resilience and Adaptability Technology and Digital Skills Creating your Personal Brand and Networking

Short Courses We are offering short courses in Legal Business Skills from January 2022 . Each unit within the Business Skills Module can be taken as a standalone 3-week part-time course to support your professional development. Timing Applications will be open for these courses in Autumn 2021. Price: £125 per course

More short courses will be offered throughout 2022 within each practice area.

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Boost your employment opportunities by taking the path to our LLM in Legal Practice* and gain a competitive edge in your legal career when you graduate. Our masters’ option also means you can apply for a postgraduate Master’s Loan to financially support your studies. Our LLM in Legal Practice Modules are as follows: LLM IN LEGAL PRACTICE

Solicitors Legal Knowledge (30 credits) Solicitors Legal Skills (30 credits)

SQE Preparation Modules

Banking and Finance (20 credits) Commercial Law (20 credits) Commercial Property (20 credits) Dispute Resolution (20 credits) Family Law (20 credits) Employment Law (20 credits) Intellectual Property (20 credits) Personal Injury (20 credits)

Transactional Skills Modules

Legal Business Skills (10 credits)

Legal Business Skills Module

Capstone Module

Legal Practice Project (60 credits)

Preparing for the SQE within an LLM: Our flexible programme structure means there’s more than one way to achieve the LLM in Legal Practice, but the most common and cost-effective route is, the completion of: 1. Solicitors Legal Knowledge Module (30 credits) 2. Solicitors Legal Skills Module (30 credits) 3. Any three Transactional Skills Modules (20 credits each, 60 credits in total) 4. Capstone Module (60 credits)

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Entry requirements Undergraduate degree or equivalent English language qualifications (e.g. IELTS) if English isn’t your first language Completion of a personal statement If you don’t have a law degree or equivalent experience, we strongly recommend you take either a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or foundation level course in law prior to studying for the SQE. The College will have its own Graduate Foundation in Law programme for students with a non-law degree or qualification commencing in 2022 – see page 8 for more details. Credits for LLM in Legal Practice 180 credits with a minimum requirement of 150 credits at FHEQ Level 7 and the remaining credits at FHEQ Level 6. Duration LLM IN LEGAL PRACTICE

Full-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): 1 year Part-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): 2-4 years Timing

Full-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): April and October start dates Part-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): February and August start dates. The College’s first Part-time LLM programme will begin in February 2022 and the first full-time LLM programme will start in April 2022. See the course schedule on page 24 for start dates. Price: £6,900** Modules are priced separately and can be taken separately. Funding If you take the full LLM in Legal Practice*, with the College, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate Master’s Loan.

For more information on Master’s Loans, visit gov.uk/masters-loan. Email us at info@collegalpractice.com or call 020 3884 4112

* The LLM in Legal Practice is currently subject to validation ** For LLM incorporating the following Modules: Solicitors Legal Knowledge, Solicitors Legal Skills, 3 Transactional Skills Modules, Capstone Module.

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CAPSTONE MODULE The Capstone Module is offered only to those taking the full LLM in Legal Practice. This module will develop your knowledge and skills in focusing on a specialised and integrated understanding of an area of law or legal practice. Students work with a supervisor to choose a business project or area of practice and develop the cognitive and technical skills to synthesise information and critically analyse the project topic/practice area. You produce an in-depth report, piece of know-how or even a precedent guide to the chosen area or project topic which relates directly to legal practice. Credits for LLM in Legal Practice 60 at FHEQ Level 7 Course options This module will can be started and completed flexibly over a 12-week or 24-week period. Timing Our first Capstone Module will begin in October 2022 in line with the full-time LLM in Legal Practice starting in April 2022 . Price: £400

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The flexible online nature of the DLP means students can learn in a way that works for them. From passing the SQE to enhancing technical legal skills, we provide a range of ways for students to learn with us. Take Individual Modules Complete one or more of any of our modules across the DLP Programme. Study Part-time or Full-time All of our modules can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis, and you can mix and CHOOSE YOUR PATH TO BECOMING A SOLICITOR

match if your circumstances change. For Non-Law Graduates

The College’s Graduate Foundation in Law Programme is a full-time foundation course for graduates from a non-law background. This programme is designed for those who want to take the SQE but do not have a law degree or equivalent experience. See page 8 for more details. Build to a LLM in Legal Practice* To receive the LLM in Legal Practice, students must gain 180 credits by completing any of the modules in the programme. Every module has a specific number of credits. You can sign up for an LLM at the beginning of your learning with us, or you can switch over as you gain credits. See page 18 for more details.

SLK - SQE1 Prep 30 credits

SLS - SQE2 Prep 30 credits

Transactional Skills Modules 20 credits each

Capstone Module

Want to discuss your options? Our team are ready to help. Email us info@collegalpractice.com or call 020 3884 4112

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Our supervisors will be your first point of call for any enquiries related to your learning on each module. You will receive regular individual feedback on your performance, at least every two weeks from the supervisors leading each practice area via Zoom. And with regular surgeries and group sessions run by our supervisors, we aim to create an engaging virtual learning community that will support you for the duration of the programme. All the supervisors are highly experienced legal practitioners, who have also been trained to teach virtually. One of the supervisors will be your personal tutor offering you constant support for your studies and wellbeing whilst learning at the College. MEET OUR SUPERVISORS

“Ryan provided useful insights and advice to practising as a dispute resolution lawyer and answered all the queries I had in detail. The inputs he offered were exceptional, and he was always happy to share anything that could do to help. His feedback on my work was also very on point and clear. The learning experience was enjoyable.”

Student, The College of Legal Practice

Here’s an example of one of the College’s supervisors: Ryan Lynch

Ryan Lynch is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Disputes Team at a London law firm. He is a nine-year qualified solicitor with extensive experience of providing strategic, commercial and legal advice and managing disputes in relation to complex commercial matters. Ryan is also a solicitor advocate, with experience of advocacy, in High Court applications and procedural hearings, County Court hearings, in negotiations and at mediations. He has a longstanding involvement in trainee recruitment, junior solicitor mentoring and learning and development programmes.

96 %

of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the supervisor was able to deliver quality inputs to assist with their learning.

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SUPPORT FROM APPLICATION TO QUALIFICATION

We’re committed to ensuring that you will have everything you need during your time at the college. We will: Give you all the information you need to make an informed decision to join the College Be fair, efficient and courteous in our dealings with you, providing accurate and timely information, and taking clear and appropriate action if ever things go wrong Offer you individual supervision throughout each course Do everything we reasonably can to enable you to learn effectively and achieve, ensuring inclusive and accessible support for every student Give you feedback on your performance to enable you to grow and develop Listen to your feedback and strive to improve our learning experience Communicate honestly and quickly with you about any changes in the programme

96 %

of students agreed or strongly agreed that they had the right amount of support during the course.

Diversity and Inclusion The College is fully committed to ensuring that its information, learning and processes are accessible and relevant to all who aspire to become a solicitor. We welcome all learners and aim to have an inclusive environment for all students and staff. Disabilities, mental health and wellbeing support Our team is here to support everyone. We encourage you to share any issues related to disability, mental health or wellbeing that may affect your ability to study as part of your application. During the programme, you can speak with your personal tutor or Student Services about any circumstance that may affect your learning. We will provide individual support and ensure that adjustments can be made to support your studies if required.

Our team is your first point of contact regarding your application to learn with the College. You can contact us via email at info@collegalpractice.com or call 020 3884 4112 .

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COURSE SCHEDULE Graduate Foundation in Law Programme

Study Mode

Duration Start Month

End Month

Prior to SLK (SQE1 prep) starting in:

Full-time

20 weeks

May 2022

September 2022

October 2022

Full-time

20 weeks

November 2022

March 2023

April 2023

The College will offer two courses annually starting in May and November from 2022 onwards. This course can contribute towards a Graduate Diploma in Law, when taken with Solicitors Legal Knowledge and other modules. Solicitors Legal Knowledge Module (SQE1 Preparation)

Study Mode

Duration Start Date End Date

Applications Close Date

SQE1 Assessment* November 2021 (8th and 11th)

Full-time

13 weeks

9th August 2021

5th November 2021

26th July 2021

Part-time

20 weeks

7th February 2022

1st July 2022

24th January 2022 July 2022

Full-time

13 weeks

4th April 2022

1st July 2022

21st March 2022

July 2022

Part-time

20 weeks

8th August 2022 6th January 2023

25th July 2022

January 2023

Full-time

13 weeks

3rd October 2022

6th January 2023

18th September 2022

January 2023

*The SQE Assessments are run by Kaplan and places must be booked separately. Assessment dates for 2022 onwards have not yet been released. The College will offer a part-time and a full-time preparation course for each SQE1 Assessment sitting in January and July from 2022 onwards. More courses will become available if the number of sittings increase. Solicitors Legal Skills Module (SQE2 Preparation)

Study Mode

Duration Start Date End Date

Applications Close Date

SQE2 Assessment*

Full-time

10 weeks

24th January 2022

1st April 2022

10th January 2022 April 2022 (10th-22nd)

Part-time

20 weeks

9th May 2022

30th September 2022 30th September 2022

25th April 2022

October 2022

Full-time

10 weeks

25th July 2022

11th July 2022

October 2022

*The SQE Assessments are run by Kaplan and places must be booked separately. The College will offer a Part-time and a Full-time preparation course for each SQE2 Assessment sitting from October 2022 onwards. More courses will become available as the number of sittings increase.

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Course Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

Transactional & Business Skills Modules Module Study Mode Duration

Course period

Banking and Finance

Full-time/ Part-time

6-12 weeks

January – March 2022

Commercial Law

Full-time/ Part-time

6-12 weeks

January – March 2022

Commercial Property

Full-time/ Part-time

6-12 weeks

January – March 2022

Dispute Resolution

Full-time/ Part-time

6-12 weeks

January – March 2022

Family Law

Full-time/ Part-time

6-12 weeks

January – March 2022

Legal Business Skills

Full-time/ Part-time

6-12 weeks

January – March 2022

These modules will be run flexibly three times a year starting in January, to align with LLM in Legal Practice timeframes and fit around SQE preparation courses and assessments. More modules will be available in 2022-23, including Employment Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property. LLM in Legal Practice (including SQE Preparation) Modules included: Solicitors Legal Knowledge, Solicitors Legal Skills, 3 x Transactional Skills Modules, Capstone Module.

Study Mode

Duration Start Date End Date

Applications Close Date

SQE1 & SQE2 Assessments* SQE1: July 2022 SQE2: October 2022 SQE1: January 2023 SQE2: April 2023

Full-time

1 year

4th April 2022

31st March 2023 21st March 2022

Full-time

1 year

3rd October 2022 7th February 2022

29th September 2023

18th September 2022

Part-time

2 years

9th February 2024

24th January 2022 SQE1: July 2022 SQE2: April 2023

Part-time

2 years

8th August 2022 9th August 2024

25th July 2022

SQE1: January 2023 SQE2: July 2023

*The SQE Assessments are run by Kaplan and places must be booked separately. There are other combinations of modules and SQE Assessments timeframes available within the LLM in Legal Practice. Please contact us to explore your LLM pathway to qualification.

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ABOUT US The College of Legal Practice is a postgraduate legal education provider registered in England and Wales. The College can deliver formally accredited higher education courses, due to its inclusion on the Register of English higher education providers regulated by the Office for Students. The College is in the process of applying for New Degree Awarding Powers in order to be able to award an LLM in Legal Practice. This process will be concluded in Autumn 2021. Contact us If you would like to find out more about our programmes, or for an informal discussion regarding which programme may work best for you, please get in touch: Email info@collegalpractice.com or call 020 3884 4112

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