Recognising prior work experience

December 2022

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.

Your training provider may recognise your previous work-based experience as satisfying up to six months of your period of recognised training, provided:

  • the experience was gained in the three years preceding the commencement of the period of recognised training
  • the experience enabled you to apply and develop one or more of the skills as set out in the Practice Skills Standards
  • you were supervised and were subject to an appraisal of your performance and development, during the period of work-based experience.

It is your employer’s decision whether or not they recognise any prior experience.