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Regulation 10: Authorised training providers


Only an authorised training provider may provide recognised training to trainee solicitors.


To provide recognised training an authorised training provider must:


meet the requirements for authorisation set out in regulation 11;


have a training principal who meets the requirements of regulation 13, and notify us in the prescribed form;


meet the requirements for recognised training set out in regulation 12;


notify us in the prescribed form of any individual who will commence a period of recognised training with the authorised training provider;


pay the fees and expenses for their trainees' first attempt at the PSC, and


pay their trainees:


until 31 July 2014, at least the minimum salary prescribed by us;


from 1 August 2014, at least the single hourly rate of the national minimum wage specified in regulation 11 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999.