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I have heard on this forum and others that some firms will not consider the SQE sufficient without additional preparation (i.e. an LLB or GDL). This isn't an invite to criticise the SQE more broadly and I'm not looking for flippant remarks about the SQE being easier than the LLB/GDL and LPC route to qualification as I think that conversation has been had many times over.
What I would welcome however is any anecdotal evidence of firms' views on the SQE and whether there are concerns about any skills gaps in particular. Also, would firms consider a preparation course specifically geared towards the SQE such as the ones offered by BARBRI, QLTS sufficient or are there deeper concerns about content?
I have emailed a few firms in my local area but I haven't had any responses back. I know the SQE can be a controversial topic because it's meant to improve access but might not do so and I wonder whether firms think I'm a journalist when I send them emails asking if they think it is sufficient as a qualification on its own!
I think I'm going to look out for some careers fairs, think they are still happening on Zoom!