SRA Handbook

Requirements of recognised training

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Regulation 12: Requirements of recognised training

12.1

An authorised training provider must provide a trainee with training which:

(a)

is supervised by solicitors and other individuals who have the necessary skills and experience to provide effective supervision, to ensure that the trainee has relevant learning and development opportunities and personal support to enable the trainee to meet the Practice Skills Standards;

(b)

provides practical experience in at least three distinct areas of English and Welsh law and practice;

(c)

provides appropriate training to ensure that the trainee knows the requirements of the Principles and is able to comply with them; and

(d)

includes regular review and appraisal of the trainee's performance and development in respect of the Practice Skills Standards and the Principles, and the trainee's record of training.

12.2

If an authorised training provider is not able to provide training in all areas of the Practice Skills Standards or in at least three distinct areas of English and Welsh law and practice, the requirements of regulations 12.1(a) and 12.1(b) may be satisfied by a secondment of the trainee.

12.3

An authorised training provider may recognise previous relevant work-based experience undertaken by the trainee as satisfying up to six months of the required period of recognised training.

12.4

An authorised training provider must notify us in the prescribed form of any change in the training principal.

12.5

An authorised training provider must certify to us in the form we prescribe that the trainee:

(a)

is of the proper character and suitability to be admitted as a solicitor, and;

(b)

has completed the recognised training required by regulation 5.

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