Recognised training

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Vocational training for trainee solicitors - Guidance

Guidance: To help you understand the steps you need to take to complete the vocational part of training to become a solicitor.

Glossary terms

period of recognised training

means training required under the SRA Authorisation of Individuals Regulations

record of training

means a record created and maintained by a trainee, which contains details of the work they have performed as a trainee, how the trainee has acquired, applied and developed their skills by reference to the Practice Skills Standards and the trainee's reflections on their performance and development plans

Practice Skills Standards

means the standards published by the SRA which set out the practice skills trainees will develop during the period of recognised training and use when qualified

training principal

means a solicitor or barrister nominated by an authorised training provider to oversee a period of recognised training within that organisation


means the Solicitors Regulation Authority