Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Training for EQE 2015 - first courses start already on 31 March 2014

For candidates that sat the Pre-Exam 2014 or one or more main exam paper last week: congratulations: you survived! And hopefully, you passed the paper(s) that you sat.
For new sitters: welcome to the world of the EQE.

The EQE 2015 may seem to be quite far in the future, but your preparation should not start to long from now if you want to be well-prepared.

Below, we provide suggestions as to how to prepare for the EQE 2015 (Pre-Exam or main exam papers):
  • if you plan to sit next year's Pre-Exam;
  • if you passed the Pre-Exam but want/need further basic legal training;
  • if you plan to sit next year's paper D;
  • if you plan to sit one of the other main exam papers A, B and/or C
The first courses start on 31 March 2014!

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If you will sit next year's Pre-Exam, we suggest our 8-day Basic Legal Training, given in 3 blocks of 4, 2 and 2 days at our course venue in Eindhoven (NL) to provide you the Basic Legal background and practice for your pre-Exam preparation, which you can then develop further after you passed your Pre-Exam in 2015 using courses from our Main Exam training program and/or our Main Exam material for your main exam as from 2016. For the 8-day basic Legal Training, all material and tuition is provided in English.
The 8-day, 3-block Basic Legal course is currently scheduled twice:
  • a first course group starting in late March (31 March - 3 April, 2 - 3 June and 8 - 9 September) for pre-exam 2015 candidates that want to start studying early, and especially also for main exam 2015 candidates to complete the Basic Legal Course before enrolling in the main exam methodology courses, and
  • a second course group starting in September (15-18/9, 3-4/11, 15-16/12) to allow pre-exam 2015 candidates to do a complete legal training starting only after summer, but still in time for the exam.
Also, the course can be given in-house if your organization has a sufficient number of candidates - please contact our course department for a quotation.

Peter sat the main exam this year, and -after the exam- send us an email saying:
Hi Roel,
thanks for the quick reply to my post on the blog - I try now to "let it go" - not keeping to think too much about it (it doesn’t help at all, as you indicated, nobody knows beside the exam committee), was today out a bit for running and getting a clear mind again...

Need now a break to recover and regain some energy during the spring.
We will see it in July/August whether or not I have passed / compensable failed which I hope for of course :)
Finally, big thanks to you and your colleagues at DP, as I learned really a lot and the very important basis of legal understanding was already gained through your lessons in the pre-exam course (basic legal cram) - "only" the D courses would not have been enough for me (as you don’t start from scratch as you cannot in that time frame).
Whatever happens, I feel now that I am able to pass this exam which is already a much better feeling than one or two years ago :) Peter


If you passed the Pre-Exam, you will need to further expand your legal knowledge and your capabilities to apply the legal knowledge in complex cases (DI legal questions, DII legal advice) to such a degree that you can score at least 45 or 50 marks within 5 hours.
If you prepared really well for the Pre-Exam, and you can expect to have passed with 40 marks or more for the legal part (based on comparison with answers posted by, e.g., on our Pre-Exam blog), you can probably postpone your further study until May.
If you passed the Pre-Exam but your Basic Legal knowledge was not really at such a level that you can step up the next level (legal score below 40) and get confidence that you will be at main D level in less than a year from now,  we also suggest that you participate in the 8-day Basic Legal Training, first course group starting late March (31 March - 3 April, 2 - 3 June and 8 - 9 September) at our course venue in Eindhoven (NL) to provide you the Basic Legal background and practice for your pre-Exam preparation. Some details are given above.
 
If you failed the Pre-Exam (hopefully not!), we also suggest our 8-day Basic Legal Training, given in 3 blocks of 4, 2 and 2 days at our course venue in Eindhoven (NL) to provide you the Basic Legal background and practice for your pre-Exam preparation. Some details are given above.
 
If you failed the D exam and want to resit the D paper in 2015, you probably need some further training as to Basic Legal knowledge (typically, if you scored below 15 for the DI-part), D-level legal knowledge (typically, if you scored below 25 for the DI-part), or EQE Exam Training (if you scored below 25 for the DI-part, and/or if you scored below 25 for the DII-part).

 
If you plan to sit any of the main exam papers in 2015, we offer:
    • an 8-day Basic Legal Training (in 3 blocks of 4, 2 and 2 days) at our course venue in Eindhoven (NL) to provide you the Basic Legal background and practice, which you can then develop further using courses from our Main Exam training program and/or our Main Exam material. For the 8-day basic Legal Training, all material and tuition is provided in English; a first course group is scheduled to start already late March (21/3-3/4, 2-3/6 and 8-9/9) and allows main exam 2015 candidates to complete the Basic Legal Course before enrolling in the main exam methodology courses, and
    • starting as from May with Advanced D Legal Training (in NL only; in English); if you cannot participate in this training, do a 3-day D-methodology course (1 day DI, 2 days DII) and practice exam-style questions from the Main Exam Questions book;
    • Methodology Courses for all papers as from September at course locations all across Europe (for D: in English and German),
    • Guided Exam courses in December/January, in English and -for D also- German, and
    • our correction paper program for all papers (in English and, for C&D, German);
  • be invited to check our Training Material (Q&A Books, Methodology Books, our Model Solutions) for the main exam papers, which can be ordered via our webshop.
The details of all courses can be found on our website under "IP Courses". Registration forms are provided in the brochures on the website.

Hope to see you in one or more of our courses!
And hope you will not only study hard, but will also enjoy your preparation with us!

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