FAQs for students I want to qualify as a solicitor How do I qualify as a solicitor? Academic stage of education and training What is the academic stage of training? Common Professional Examination (CPE) What is the Common Professional Examination (CPE)? I have a law degree which is not a QLD. Can I apply for exemptions from the CPE? What is the difference between a CPE and a Graduate Diploma in Law? How do I know who is approved to provide a CPE? Legal Practice Course (LPC) What is the Legal Practice Course (LPC)? How do I know who is approved to provide the LPC? Do I need to inform the SRA that I intend to become a solicitor before I commence the LPC? I was previously refused student enrolment. Can I commence the LPC now? Can I have any exemptions from the LPC? I am enrolled on the LPC. Can I start my period of recognised training? Vocational stage of education and training What is the vocational stage of training? Student character and suitability What is a character and suitability issue? When do I need to disclose a character and suitability issue? Student reasonable adjustments What should I do if I need a reasonable adjustment from my course provider? What if a course provider will not make the adjustment? Can the SRA help me with a dispute with a course provider? What checks do the SRA make before authorising a course provider?