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Training Regulations changes
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We have issued a statement of transitional arrangements to inform intending solicitors about the timetable for the introduction of a new assessment framework that will be aligned to our new Statement of Solicitor Competence.
On 1 July 2014, the SRA Training Regulations 2014 - Qualification and Provider Regulations replaced the SRA Training Regulations 2011 Parts 1 and 2. These regulations deal with education and training requirements up to the point of admission as a solicitor.
For detailed information about qualifying as a solicitor under the new regulations, see our resources for students and education providers.
For summary information about the changes to the Training Regulations that came into effect on 1 July, please visit Training for Tomorrow. Topics covered include the following: student enrolment; character and suitability; removal of the Certificate of Academic Standing, CPE eligibility and exemptions; removal of the Certificate of Completion of the Academic Stage; flexibility in recognising relevant prior learning through the introduction of equivalent means.
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Refund of student enrolment fee
10 December 2014 – We have now identified all students who are entitled to a refund of the student enrolment fee. We are sorry that this has taken us a little longer than we initially anticipated. You will receive a refund via the original payment method. So, for example, if you paid by credit card, the refund will be made to your credit card account. If you are expecting a refund and you have not received it by 31 January 2015, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that although we are refunding your student enrolment fee, we have not cancelled your record with us. We will treat the grant of student enrolment as confirming your eligibility to commence a period of recognised training. This is required under the Training Regulations 2014, and replaces student enrolment. The granting of student enrolment also means that you are under a continuing obligation to meet our character and suitability requirements and disclose to us any issues which may impact on that.
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Training Regulations changes
The SRA Training Regulations, which regulate your two-year period of training to become a solicitor, changed as of 1 July 2014.
Period of recognised training
Choose this option if your training commenced on or after 1 July 2014. You will qualify under the Training Regulations 2014.
Choose this option if your training commenced before 1 July 2014. You will qualify under the Training Regulations 2011.