Routes to Qualification
The most recent innovation in this area is the introduction of a Trailblazer Legal Apprenticeship Scheme. Please check our Events and Training page for up-to-date information on Leeds City Talks held monthly for legal apprentices.
A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination
Training for Tomorrow, of which this consultation is a part, is reviewing the education and training of solicitors in England and Wales to better assure their competence.
As part of Training for Tomorrow, we have already published a Statement of Solicitor Competence, which sets out what solicitors need to be able to do to perform their role effectively and which provides consumers of legal services with a clear indication of what they can expect from their solicitor. We have also introduced a new approach to ensuring that the skills and knowledge of qualified solicitors remain up to date. This is our second consultation on how to assure consistent and comparable high quality standards at the point of admission.
9 January 2017