The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
The PSCBack to version 21
Version 9 of the Handbook was published on 01/04/2014. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Part 6: The PSC
Regulation 29: Requirement to complete the PSC
If you are a trainee solicitor, you cannot complete the Client Care and Professional Standards module of the PSC until you have served at least six months' full-time or equivalent of your training contract.
If you commence a training contract as described in the guidance note to regulation 20, you may commence a PSC at the beginning of your training contract, and before you have received your LPC Stage 2 results.