What is the SQE?
Who is the SQE for?
Costs and fees
Dates and locations
The assessment day
Results and resits
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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors. The SQE will mean that everyone who becomes a solicitor will meet the same high standards in a consistent way.
UPDATE: October 2023 SQE2 results are now available and candidates have been sent an email with a link from which to access their results. Please see the SQE News for more information on how to access your results.
UPDATE: April SQE2 booking. We are processing seat reservation forms from January SQE1 candidates. From 18 March candidates that submitted a form, pass the January SQE1 (results released on 14 March) and complete their pre-booking steps will be able to complete their booking. Please see the SQE news for more information.
The SQE is provided by Kaplan SQE Ltd., working with, and on behalf of, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). All information provided has been written in conjunction with, and adhering to, the SRA’s guidelines.
We have worked with solicitors, employers, education training providers, careers advisers and aspiring solicitors to develop information to help you understand and prepare for the SQE.
The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment that all aspiring solicitors will take before qualifying. To qualify you need to:
have a degree in any subject or a qualification or experience that is equivalent to a degree, such as a solicitor apprenticeship which combines on-the-job experience and training.
Complete two years' full-time (or equivalent) Qualifying Work Experience.
Pass both stages of the SQE assessment - SQE1 focuses on practical legal knowledge and SQE2 on practical legal skills.
Meet our character and suitability requirements.
Create your personal SQE account and book your assessments.
Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.
The booking window for the July 2022 SQE1 assessment will open at 10am (GMT) on Thursday 17 March 2022.
On the morning of Thursday 17 March, candidates will not be able to gain access to their candidate accounts from approximately 9am until the booking window opens at 10am.
A queuing system will be in place to allow for fair access to the booking process should a large number of candidates want to access their accounts when the booking window opens. If this facility is used, the waiting page will indicate a candidate’s place in the queue and the estimated waiting time. As soon as they reach the front of the queue, they will automatically be taken through to log in.
Please see the Booking and paying for assessments page to understand what steps are needed in order to book an assessment.
The Candidate Services Team will only be able to help candidates with queries relating to booking if they are logged in to their candidate account.
Bookings are subject to availability.
Learn more: Booking and paying for assessments
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