Requirements for 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


means any person undertaking a period of recognised training

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


means a person who has been admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and whose name is on the roll, save that in the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules and the MTC this includes a person who practises as a solicitor whether or not the person has in force a practising certificate, and also includes practice under home title of a former REL who has become a solicitor


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

authorised training provider

means a person authorised by the SRA under the SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations to take on and train a trainee