Version 1 of the Handbook was published on 16 September 2011, and was superseded by Version 2 on 23 December 2011. For more information, click "History" above.
The full-time training contract must only be commenced if:
you have satisfactorily completed the LPC;
you will be working full-time; and
we are satisfied that adequate training can be given.
Where you have passed Stage 1 of the LPC, and have taken the examinations in relation to Stage 2 but have not yet received the results, it is not a breach of regulation 20 for you to commence a training contract and for that training contract to be registered. In such a case:
obtaining the results of Stage 2 and passing is a condition of completing your training contract;
if you fail to pass any Stage 2 assessment, re-assessment during the period of your training contract may take place in line with the assessment requirements in the SRA's Information for providers of Legal Practice Courses, but it is open to your training establishment to submit an application to us to terminate your training contract;
should you not pass Stage 2 before the end of your training contract, your training establishment will apply to us for termination of your training contract.