The qualification system for solicitors is changing. This page covers the current system, which will apply until autumn 2021, and during the 10-year transition period to 2031 if you’re already on the path to qualifying. Find out more about future changes.
Once you’ve finished studying the foundations of legal knowledge, during your law degree or GDL, you must complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
The LPC is part of the vocational foundation of becoming a solicitor and will develop your practical skills.
You do not have to complete the LPC if:
- you want to qualify as an apprentice
- you've already gained relevant knowledge and skills, and can apply to the SRA to be exempt from all or part of the LPC
While studying, we recommend you: