Log in Sign up

Common Abbreviations

List of commonly used abbreviations

BSB - Bar Standards Board

CAB - Central Applications Board

CILEx - Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

CPE - Common Professional Examination
(professional qualification for those with a degree wanting to do the LPC or Bar training)

ELD - Exempting Law Degree
(combines academic and vocational stage training)

GDL - Graduate Diploma in Law
(also known as the CPE - the academic award for the law conversion course for those with a degree wanting to do the LPC or Bar training)

FILEx - Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

LPC - Legal Practice Course

PRT - Period of Recognised Training under the traditional LPC route to qualification

PSC - Professional Skills Course

SRA - Solicitors Regulation Authority

SQE - Solicitors Qualifying Examination

QLD - Qualifying Law Degree
(a law degree validated by SRA and BSB for Bar training or LPC)

QWE - Qualifying Work Experience under the SQE route to qualification