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Education and training


Education and training authorisation and monitoring activity September 2019 – August 2020

We have a statutory responsibility for the education and training of solicitors, as set out in the Solicitors Act 1974 and the Legal Services Act 2007.

Education and Training - Corporate reporting

We set the education and training standards for solicitors to make sure the people we allow into the profession are competent.

SQE Business readiness review report (Geoff Coombe)

The latest business readiness report from the SQE’s independent reviewer, Geoff Coombe. We are pleased that the review shows that we are on-track for introduction of the SQE in September, with preparations fit for purpose. We welcome the recommendations of the report and are taking action to make sure they are implemented.

Education and training authorisation and monitoring activity September 2018 – August 2019

The purpose of this report is to tell our stakeholders about the outcomes of our quality assurance activity in relation to education and training. Unless otherwise stated, it relates to the period 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

Education and Training - Corporate reporting

We set the education and training standards for solicitors to make sure the people we allow into the profession are competent. This is so that people who use legal services get a proper standard of service from their solicitor.

SQE Briefing

This briefing sets out the story of the development of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination(SQE)to date, covering the rationale, the objective and the detail of the work that has been undertaken on a range of important components of this new approach to qualification.

SQE: monitoring and maximising diversity

The Bridge Group – research experts on diversity and social equality – independent report into the diversity implications of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Regulation and Education Authorisation and Monitoring Activity

This report concerns our quality assurance activity in relation to education and training. Unless otherwise stated, it relates to the period 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018.

Authorisation and monitoring activity 2016/17

We have a statutory responsibility for the education and training of solicitors, as set out in the Solicitors Act 1974 and the Legal Services Act 2007.

Impact assessment of the deregulation of the prescribed SRA minimum salary for trainees

In 2014, we removed the minimum salary levels for trainee solicitors. The previous levels of prescribed salary were replaced with a requirement for trainees to be paid at least the national minimum or living wage.