SQE Qualifying Work Experience: Your online journal
You can work in up to 4 different places, over 2 years to build up your Qualifying Work Experience. All your experience has to relate to the SRA’s statement of solicitor competence and be confirmed by a solicitor, that is a lot of competencies to cross check and confirmations to manage. The Flex Legal Journal will let you record your experience, manage approvals, and track your progress online against the SRA’s framework. Organise your time and record your work correctly.
“It’s really easy to use, you get pointers as to what you should be noting down and matches to the skills that you need to acquire for qualifying.”
Flex Legal Journal
Supervisor and Solicitor view
To be able to submit qualifying work experience to the SRA as part of the SQE qualification it must first be confirmed by a solicitor qualified in England and Wales. SQE candidates collecting qualifying work experience through the Flex Journal create journals for placements at a single organisations, and will document individual pieces of experience into journal entries. To approve a journal entry you do not need to be a qualified solicitor, but should be the direct supervisor of the experience. Once a candidate has had all of the entries within a journal approved, the full journal will then be sent to a qualified solicitor (this may also be you) for confirmation, and these are the details that will be passed on to the SRA.
View and approve entries
Be notified of candidates seeking journal review
View and approve your candidate's experience and progress in easily-accessible reflective journal entires
Manage multiple SQE journals from different candidates in one centralised location
Give professional feedback
Supervisors can provide feedback on specific pieces of work
Solicitors can provide comments on finished candidate journals
Request changes to entries
Be SRA ready
Confirm finished journals from candidates
Give SRA required detail
Maintain an audit-proof record of all approved and declined SQE journals
Part of the SQE will involve you having to do at least 2 years equivalent of Qualifying Work Experience ("QWE"). This work can be completed in up to four organisations and is your opportunity to develop the core competencies and skills required as a solicitor.
QWE is real life legal experience (not simulated) that helps you attain some or all of the competencies set out in the statement of solicitor competence. This could include: