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The GDL/LPC route to solicitor qualification...

The GDL/LPC route to solicitor qualification...

The SQE route to solicitor qualification...

The SQE route to solicitor qualification...

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GDL/LPC route to qualification

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Apply to start a full-time GDL in 2021 if you have a degree other than law, a non-qualifying law degree or a law degree obtained outside the UK

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Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Apply for the full time LPC course if you hold a qualifying UK law degree or a GDL

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The SQE route to qualification

Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)

Apply here for a course to help prepare you for the SQE assessments

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International Applicants

How to qualify as a lawyer in the UK - guidance for non-UK nationals

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Further careers & wellbeing resources

Including guidance for A level students thinking about a career in the law, those seeking general work experience, those wanting to work in legal aid, alternative legal careers, health & wellbeing resources, and keeping up to date as a qualified lawyer

Further careers resources

Alternative routes to qualification

Don't hold a degree? Other routes are available to qualify as a solicitor, including apprenticeships

Alternative routes to qualification

Funding options whilst qualifying

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Funding your studies

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