updated on 25 January 2023
Law undergraduates should apply from September onwards in their final year, while non-law graduates should do so from September onwards in their GDL year. The application system has been changed so that there’s no longer a closing date for applications; rather, applications are dealt with as they’re submitted and institutions are notified weekly of new submissions.
It's unclear when education providers will stop offering the LPC but you must meet the SRA’s transitional arrangements to be eligible for a place on an LPC course. Otherwise, you must qualify via the SQE.
There’s no longer a requirement for students to enrol with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) prior to commencing the LPC, but there remains an SRA check on character and suitability. As such, there’s a requirement to disclose any issues that relate to character and suitability (eg, criminal convictions or cautions, evidence of cheating in exams or any county court judgments) before training commences. Prospective LPC students do have the option to apply for a check if they wish before they start the LPC.
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