Legal Practice Course (LPC)

You can only qualify through this route if you meet our transitional requirements. If you do not meet these, you will need to qualify under the SQE.

What you will need to do before applying for admission

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Register your period of recognised training

  • You must register your period of recognised training (often known as a training contract). You need to do this at least 30 days before you start your training

Register your training

Checking your character and suitability and applying for admission

  • We check your suitability as part of your admission application. However, you can also get it checked early if you have any areas of concern
  • Before you apply for admission, you must do your screening and have your results. We will contact you eight weeks before your training is due to end so you can apply for this
  • • When applying for admission, you will choose 'Trainee Solicitor (period of recognised training)' on the application form

Take a look at what we check or find out more about screening

Find out how to apply for admission, see Admission forms and fees.

Applying for a practising certificate

Once you are admitted as a solicitor you will need to apply for a practising certificate. Find out how to apply.

Tell us you want to use the equivalence

Pass the SQE2 assessment and retrieve your results

  • You will need to create an account on the SQE assessment website to book your SQE2 exam and get your results
  • You’ll then need to retrieve your SQE2 results so we can confirm you have passed. Log into mySRA and in ‘Start a new application’ and you will find the form to retrieve your results.

Create your SQE assessment account or go to mySRA

Register your qualifying work experience

Register your qualifying work experience 

Checking your character and suitability and applying for admission

  • We check your suitability as part of your admission application. However, you can also get it checked early if you have any areas of concern
  • Before you apply for admission, you must do your screening and have your results
  • When applying for admission, you will choose 'Trainee Solicitor (period of recognised training)' on the application form

Take a look at what we check or find out how to apply for screening

Find out how to apply for admission, see Admission forms and fees.

Applying for a practising certificate

Once you are admitted as a solicitor you will need to apply for a practising certificate. Find out how to apply.

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If you have been granted an exemption from one of the following, you can apply through Equivalent Means:

Checking your character and suitability and applying for admission

  • We check your suitability as part of your admission application. However, you can also get it checked early if you have any areas of concern
  • Before you apply for admission, you must do your screening and have your results
  • When applying for admission, you will choose ‘Equivalent Means’ on the application form

Take a look at what we check or find out how to apply for screening

Find out how to apply for admission, see Admission forms and fees.

Applying for a practising certificate

Once you are admitted as a solicitor you will need to apply for a practising certificate. Find out how to apply.

Use www.sra.org.uk/lpc-pathway to link to this page.