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Education and training

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.

Introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination: Monitoring and Maximising Diversity

This report, prepared by policy association the Bridge Group, considers how the SRA could monitor the impact of the SQE on candidates with protected characteristics and on those from lower socioeconomic groups through data collation and analysis. It also recommends steps the SRA could take to maximise the positive impact of the SQE on diversity.

Qualification in other jurisdictions– international benchmarking

In order to provide points of comparison when developing our proposed routes to qualification, we have benchmarked relevant overseas jurisdictions to establish common international practice.

Education and Training report 2013/2014

A report on authorisation and monitoring activity for the period 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014

Workforce Education and Training Arrangements in Regulated Entities

This document reports the findings from research undertaken to explore workforce education and training arrangements in providers of legal services regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme Research

Research on the regulatory model and the SRA role.

QLTS assessment methods

This report looks at the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) and the methods of assessment. The report refers to "international lawyers" aiming to be admitted as solicitors in England and Wales.