Check and validate your qualification

Updated 25 April 2023

Who can apply

If you already have a UK degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) you will need to make an application - available in mySRA - to check and validate it.

If you are a solicitor apprentice you do not need to complete this application.

What you we will need

All degrees and equivalent level 6 qualifications are checked by our third-party validation service, Atlantic Data.

You will need to give Atlantic Data this information:

  • university/institute
  • course
  • classification (result)
  • qualification
  • enrolment and graduation years

Atlantic Data will ask for your degree/qualification certificate or student ID number.

If you have a non-UK degree or qualification Atlantic Data will carry out a UK ENIC comparability check as part of the validation process. Please note, the result cannot be used as evidence of your English language proficiency.

The UK ENIC comparability check undertaken by Atlantic Data provides confirmation that the non-UK degree or qualification is equivalent to a UK FHEQ Level 6 degree and is validated. It does not confirm that the method of instruction and assessment for the degree was in English or Welsh.


All fees are paid direct to Atlantic Data.

The fee for validating any of the UK qualifications below is £21.

Level 6 qualifications

  • Degree apprenticeship
  • Degree with or without honours - for example Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Graduate certificate
  • Graduate diploma

Level 7 qualifications

  • Integrated master's degree, for example Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Master's degree, for example Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc)
  • Postgraduate certificate
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Postgraduate diploma

Level 8 qualifications

  • Doctorate, for example Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil)

The fee for validating other UK level 6 equivalent qualifications (such as a level 9 in Scotland) is £39.

The fee for validating a non-UK degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) is £39. The awarding institute may also charge a fee for validating your qualification.

Making your application

You will need to make your application by applying online in mySRA.

First, you will need to create an account. If you already have a mySRA account, you will need to log in.

Once logged in, select 'Start new applications' on the homepage. The application is called 'Apply to check that your qualification or work experience is equivalent to a degree'.

If you have already started it, you will find your draft application in  ‘My profile' under 'Applications and documents'.

You may find it useful to have this guidance open in a separate device or browser window to help you complete the check.

Atlantic Data aim to let you know within 5 working days.

Use to link to this page.