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Your qualification journey

Discover your pathway to qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales

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The traditional journey to solicitor qualification...

The traditional journey to solicitor qualification...

The flexible SQE journey to solicitor qualification...

The flexible SQE journey to solicitor qualification...

Which route am I eligible for?

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Traditional route

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 new route to qualification...

Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) Preparation Course

Apply here for a course to prepare for the SQE if you have an undergraduate degree in any subject, or equivalent

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Beyond your course?

What do I need to do after I have completed my course?

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International Applicants

How to qualify as a lawyer in the UK

Guidance for non-UK nationals

Where can I Study?

Explore your course and location options

List of course providers and locations

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