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SQE part I plans

As a publisher of LPC manuals we already have expertise in vocational publishing. We're excited to invest that expertise in a product designed to be used by students who are post LLB, or undertaking a specific SQE I prep course.

Introducing Oxford's SQE Prep & Test

SQE Prep & Test comes from the UK's no 1 legal education publisher with over 20 years of expertise in vocational publishing: the highest quality materials and questions written by experts and mapped to the SQE assessment. Designed for those preparing for the SQE in the most cost effective and flexible way available.

What is it?

As a digital-first product SQE Prep & Test has been carefully designed to work in the online environment. Rather than produce a set of printed manuals with self-test questions, the equivalent content and testing functionality has been brought into the online environment. The result is a practical study tool to support candidates preparing to take the SQE 1 assessments.

  • The content provides a guide to the law, practice, and procedure that are at the heart of the SQE 1 assessment specification; the substantive concepts that underpin practice have been approached throughout from a practical perspective; additional chapters provide a broad overview of the core academic subjects which underpin the procedural law as well as offering guidance on exam technique
  • A sophisticated bank of 200 MCQs for each topic with answer-specific feedback enables students to apply and consolidate their learning. The questions are written by experts in assessment and question writing and mirror the style and rigour of the type used in the SQE 1 assessment.
  • Students can use a personal profile to save grades by sub-topic to help direct their revision, and to save bookmarks, notes, and annotations

The content and questions have been brought together by some of the most experienced, qualified, and practised writers of legal assessment materials, and the product makes use of innovative testing and learning technologies.

How SQE Prep & Test maps onto the SQE assessment

SQE 1 assessment 1: Business Law and Practice; Dispute Resolution; Contract; Tort; Legal System of Eng & Wales; Constitutional and Administrative Law; EU Law; Legal Services

SQE Prep & Test collection 1: three sets of content and accompanying questions 

Business Law and Practice  200 questions on business law
Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort  200 questions on dispute resolution contract and tort
Public Law, Legal Services and the Legal System  200 questions on the legal system of E&W, constitutional and administrative law and EU law and legal services


SQE 1 assessment 2: Property Practice; Wills and the Administration of Estates; Solicitors’ Accounts; Land Law; Trusts; Criminal Law and Practice

SQE Prep & Test collection 2: three sets of content and accompanying questions

 Property Practice and Land Law  200 questions on property and land law
Wills, the Administration of Estates, Trusts, and Solicitors' Accounts  200 questions on wills and solicitors' accounts
Criminal Law and Practice  200 questions on criminal law and practice


The Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort content and questions will be available for interested institutions to preview in early 2021. The remaining content and questions will publish, and be available for purchase, ahead of the first planned sitting of the SQE in November 2021.

Student availability

SQE Prep & Test is available and affordable for students to purchase and self-prepare for the assessment. Individuals can purchase SQE Prep & Test collections at any time of year, use it whenever they need it, and learn at their own pace. They can even anonymously compare their grades with other candidates using the product for added context.

No timetables, no start-dates, no deadlines means a fully flexible SQE preparation solution for those taking control of their career.

The assessment 1 collection will cost students £225; the assessment 2 collection £225, and both collections £450.

Institutional availability

Providers can buy-in SQE Prep & Test as part of their SQE preparation offering. Institutions can choose to offer students direct access to the SQE Prep & Test site, or choose to load content into own virtual learning environment (VLE or LMS) which has the advantage of offering full analytics to enable data-driven optimization of teaching.

Institutions buying-in SQE Prep & Test can opt to buy the online content (not questions) replicated in an accompanying set of printed materials for their students.

A demo site is currently available, and academics interested in taking a closer look at SQE Prep & Test should contact Oliva Carter to arrange a demonstration.