Instead apprenticeship schemes by any means, including 'relevant employer led work experience', could result in 'entry with no academic qualifications at all, not even GCSEs or A Levels which is inconceivable'.
The society went on to say it was too early to make generic changes to entry regulations and that, even if changes were made so that some academic qualifications were required, it remained 'far from being reassured that standards will be maintained.'
The proposed changes affect the regulations governing how lawyers can be admitted as a solicitor to allow qualification through the English or Welsh apprenticeship pathways. Current requirements require either completing or gaining exemption from specified academic and vocational stages of training, while lawyers from other jurisdictions can gain admittance through the qualified lawyer transfer scheme.
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