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When do the FE1 (Final Examination Part 1) exams take place and when do the FE1 Preparatory Courses start?

The FE1 exams take place twice a year in September and March.

Tuition for the September exams commences in June and tuition for the March exams begins the previous November.

What is the duration of the course?

The FE1 Preparatory Course is 14 weeks in duration, with one 2 hour class per subject per week.

How does the FE1 Preparatory Course work?

The course is 14 weeks in duration. It is up to you whether you register to attend classes or to take the online version of the course.

The course comprises all eight FE1 subjects, however, you register for the modules which you intend sitting only.

Once you have registered, you will receive your fully revised and up to date manuals, past exam questions and examiner reports.

If you have opted to attend classes, you will still have access to the online materials.

Classes are recorded and posted to Moodle within half an hour of the lecture starting and it’s up to you then when you watch it.

This online material will be available to you for the duration of the course and up until about 1 week after the final exam has taken place with Law Society of Ireland.

If you opt to submit sample questions, the lecturer will correct your answers and provide you with full feedback. 

What subjects should I take?

We cannot advise on which subjects to take but traditionally, for first sittings, students take four subjects. Students normally take equity and contract together. Students also take property and either EU or Constitutional together as they are the largest topics and students choose not to take both together.

What qualifications do I need?

To partake in the FE1 Preparatory or Revision Course there is no specific course requirements, however it is suggested that you contact Law Society of Ireland in advance to make sure your qualification is recognised by them and you can sit the FE1 exams. https://www.lawsociety.ie/Public/Become-a-Solicitor/

Can I buy the manuals separately?

No. Manuals are only a part of the learning experience we offer, and for this reason we do not sell them separately they need to be used in conjunction with the lecture and lecture material provided to our learners.

I failed a subject last year, should I self-study or re-apply?

The law is always changing, so keeping this in mind, we are constantly updating our manuals and course materials. All our lecturers are practising Barristers and are aware of the latest updates whether it's a change in legislation on updated case law. If a considerable amount of time has passed in between sittings, we would always recommend taking a second course.