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Qualifying Work Experience (QWE)
As part of the SQE route to qualification, you will need to undertake two years full time or equivalent qualifying work experience (QWE). This recognised period of practical training aims to develop your legal skills and knowledge before you can be admitted as a solicitor.
You can take QWE before, during or after taking SQE1 and/or SQE2, so experience already gained could be banked now. To help students learn more about the QWE and what to consider when you are thinking about a QWE placement, Kathryn Newton, our Programme Leader has put together a three-part article series on the QWE.
For students: QUALIFYING WORK EXPERIENCE series
Part 1... What is QWE?
for organisations: GUIDANCE ON PROVIDING QWE
In this article, the College’s Programme Leader, Sarah Taylor, shares her expertise on the considerations for QWE providers.