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SRA Handbook

Commencement, registration and termination of a training contract

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Regulation 5: Commencement, registration and termination of a training contract


You, and the trainee, must sign the training contract within three months of the date that the trainee has commenced in that capacity.


You must register each training contract with us within one month of the date on which it was signed by you and the trainee, using the form prescribed by us from time to time.


You may terminate a training contract in accordance with the provisions of regulation 26 of the SRA Training Regulations Part 1 - Qualification Regulations.

Guidance note:


You can register a training contract on our website. The online registration form covers:


the type of training contract;


the start and end dates;


the salary the trainee will be paid; and


details of any reduction in the period of the training contract you have granted in accordance with regulation 7.2.