It appears that there is a new college looking to provide solicitor's training courses and attempting to attack the monopoly of the University of Law (previously the College of Law).
The interesting difference between the two appears to be the cost, with the new course quoted as being between 25%-50% cheaper. The introduction of some more competition to drive fees down and make the course more accessible is a welcome change. Hopefully, this will reduce the time spent repaying college/university fees for students, and make the training more appealing, especially with the option to e-study. This is definitely a development to watch.
The cost of the new college’s SQE Practice Programme has yet to be disclosed as the SRA finalises the format of the new super-exam. But the college told the Gazette it expects to undercut equivalent courses offered in the market by 25%-50%.