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  • We consult with our members to understand your education and learning needs. We use our brand, resources and influence to ensure you have access to a range of programmes available to meet your needs according to your resources.

    Our education and learning offering is here to:

    • help you stay current with best practice
    • support you in making optimal career pathway choices so you can learn and develop continuously throughout your career
    • improve the quality and range of accessible Law Society training that meets your needs and
    • support leaders in the profession and increase the productivity of solicitors through structured programmes of management and leadership that can be funded by firms' own training levy funds to mitigate the cost of provision.
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    Keeping a record

    You must record how you planned to meet your learning needs, what you did and how you met your learning needs.

    2 August 2019
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    Learning activities

    Any activity that helps you meet your learning needs counts towards continuing competence.

    2 August 2019
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    Making your annual declaration

    You must make an annual declaration about your learning needs when you renew your practicing certificate.

    2 August 2019
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    Meeting the requirements

    The SRA's guidance sets out the process it expects you to follow.

    2 August 2019
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    Preparatory courses

    It is important that candidates consider taking an SQE preparation course.

    2 August 2019
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    Qualifying from abroad to work in the UK

    The SQE will replace the Qualified Lawyers Transfer scheme, serving foreign qualified lawyers who wish to requalify in the UK>

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    Reflecting on your learning needs

    You may want to reflect on your learning needs regularly, for example spending a few minutes once a week or once a month noting any areas you need to address.

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    Requirements and cost

    The SQE will have two stages of assessments, SQE1 and SQE2.

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    Resources

    Resources to help you meet continuing competence requirements.

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    Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)

    In autumn 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority will introduce a new route to qualifying as a solicitor: The Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

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  • Become a Law Society contributor

    In early 2020, we’ll be launching a new digital learning environment.

    Our initial focus will be on compliance and in-house content, but we’ll be broadening our offering in the future and all expressions of interest are welcome.

    If you’d like to write or review digital education content for the platform, email your CV to Chris Walsh with an outline of your specialisms and any previous experience in producing material for subject specific and digital audiences.

    Additional training will be provided.