Qualifying work experience - answers to common queries
21 January 2021
Everyone looking to qualify through the SQE route will need to complete at least two years' work experience after 1 September 2021.
Qualifying work experience (QWE) is any experience of providing legal services that offers someone the opportunity to develop some or all of the competences needed to practise as a solicitor. It must be signed off by a solicitor or compliance officer for legal practice.
The majority of this session covers answers to common queries about QWE such as:
- What counts as QWE?
- What signing off and confirming QWE means?
- The latest guidance available for employers and candidates
- Answers to common questions.
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Qualifying work experience
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Meeting our standards for good qualifying work experience
Qualifying work experience training record
Solicitors Qualifying Examination
Getting the best out of your qualifying work experience
Qualifying work experience - what aspiring solicitors need to know
Qualifying work experience - what law firms need to know
SQE conference 2020 - Qualifying work experience
SQE: Qualified lawyers and overseas students
Transitional arrangements for students, graduates and trainees
The SQE2 assessment