The training contract is a two-year period spent working within the law, normally within a law firm. During this time you will spend time in different departments. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires that you cover at least three distinct areas of law, however in larger firms you would usually spend four blocks of six months each, or six blocks of four months each, in different departments. These are usually referred to as 'seats'. Whilst you are in your training contract you will be supervised by a qualified lawyer who is responsible for managing your workload and monitoring your progress. In addition, you will also complete the Professional Skills Course (PSC), which is compulsory for anyone wishing to qualify as a lawyer. The PSC covers the following core modules along with a range of elective subjects:
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