Equivalent qualification or work experience requirements
By the time a candidate applies to qualify as a solicitor, they would need to:
- Hold a UK degree, awarded at level 6 (or above) of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, by a recognised degree-awarding body.
- Hold an equivalent UK qualification. A UK qualification can be considered equivalent if it is:
- An accredited qualification at level 6 (or above) of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, awarded by recognised degree-awarding body or
- A regulated qualification at level 6 (or above) of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or
- An apprenticeship at level 6 or above, approved by the government departments of England, Wales or Northern Ireland or
- A qualification or apprenticeship at level 9 or above of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
- Hold an equivalent non-UK qualification. A non-UK qualification can be considered equivalent if it is:
- Can demonstrate work experience, equivalent to a UK degree or equivalent UK qualification.