Certificate of Academic Standing
The Solicitors Regulation Authority provides this certificate. This certificate allows you to take law classes in England and ensures that you have studied in a competitive environment. If you do not have this certificate, you will not be able to proceed.
Obtain law degree
After obtaining the CAS, you will have to complete your education in a law school in England and obtain your degree.
Common Professional Exam
This is similar to the State Bar Examination in the United States. The only difference is, the students cannot start practicing immediately after passing the Common Professional Exam and have to complete other requirements as well.
Legal Practice Course
After clearance of the Common Professional Exam, law students in England have to go through this penultimate hurdle to begin their law career. The Legal Practice Course ensures they have studied all the relevant courses and have completed all requirements in order to start practicing.
Training Contract and Professional Skills Course
These courses send out the law students in the field to do practical work. They research and do their work as a normal lawyer, usually with an established law firm. After they pass these two courses along with their practical work, they are granted with the permission to be termed as a qualified lawyer in England.