Prior to embarking on the Legal Practice Course, or entering into a training contract, students must enrol with the SRA as student members. In the year up to 31 July 2010, 8,098 students enrolled with the SRA.
The Legal Practice Course is the next stage towards qualification as a solicitor. In 2010-11, there were 12,142 full time and 3,024 part time places available on the Legal Practice Course with 7,064 students enrolling in total.
The training contract is the final hurdle in becoming a solicitor. In the year ending 31 July 2011, 5,441 new traineeships were registered with the SRA.