How to qualify as a solicitor or barrister: all the information you need on the SQE, GDL, LPC and Bar Course. The SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Exam) From 2021, the new way to qualify as a solicitor. The Bar Course Formerly the BPTC, the route to becoming a barrister is now different at each law school. Conversion courses for non-law graduates Whether you want to be a solicitor or barrister, if you're a non-law graduate then you may need to sit the GDL or an equivalent course. The LPC (Legal Practice Course) It's now being replaced, but the old route to qualifying as a solicitor is still open to some. Law school league tables Based on feedback from thousands of graduates, we rank legal education providers on teaching, career opportunities, facilities and more. International opportunities Qualifying as a lawyer in the UK from overseas; cross-qualification for British lawyers into other jurisdictions; and more.