The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), introduced in September 2021, is the new route to qualification as a solicitor and anyone who would like to qualify as a solicitor can do so by passing the SQE assessments. If you fall within the SRA’s transitional arrangements you can choose whether to qualify via the LPC or SQE route.
What are we looking for?
You will need one of the following options:
- a Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above).
- Graduate Diploma in Law / CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above).
- Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification.
All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application.
We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.
Getting in touch
If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.
SRA Information – changes to Education and Training Regulations
The SRA has recently put in place proposals to simplify the training regulations.
These proposals have resulted in the removal of the requirements for students:
- to apply for a Certificate of Completion of the Academic Stage of Training
- to enrol with the SRA prior to commencing the LPC.
Please read the SRA revisions document
Please note that these changes could impact considerably upon you and it is your responsibility to ensure that you understand your revised obligations in respect of the LPC.
If you are in any doubt about how these changes affect you, please consult the SRA website.
Read our guidance on