July 2025 SQE1 assessment dates have been published.

Seat reservation forms for the October 2024 SQE2 have been emailed to candidates. Please see the SQE news for more information and if you want to access the form.

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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.

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SQE News

Update on SQE assessment dates for 2024

Mar 21, 2023

We have published some assessment dates for 2024.

SQE1. The assessment dates for the January 2024 SQE1 are as follows:

  • FLK1: 15 and 16 January 2024
  • FLK2: 22 and 23 January 2024

Candidates will be able to select which FLK1 and FLK2 dates they prefer to sit, subject to availability. We will provide more information on the booking process closer to the booking window opening.

SQE2. For the January 2024 SQE2, the written assessments will take place on 30 January - 1 February and the oral assessments will take place in the week commencing 5 February.

For the April 2024 SQE2 the written assessment will take place on 30 April - 2 May and the oral assessments will begin in the week commencing 6 May and take place over two weeks.

We will publish the remaining assessments dates for 2024, including booking and results dates and specific SQE2 oral dates, as soon as possible.

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