Payment methods

When it comes to paying for the SQE, you have two options:

  • Use a debit or credit card to pay securely when your book OR
  • If your training provider or employer has purchased a prepaid voucher, you can redeem it by entering the code when you book.

We do not offer payment plans.

SQE fees are VAT exempt.

You must pay in full when you book your assessment.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit, Maestro and American Express.

Payment is via WorldPay.

Voucher payment

The following information is for employers and training providers who wish to pay for an exam on behalf of a candidate.

Training providers and employers who are supporting candidates to sit an SQE assessment can purchase vouchers as an alternative to a candidate directly paying the assessment fee(s).

Vouchers can be used as payment for SQE1 or SQE2. Vouchers are valid until the date specified at the time of purchase. Once a voucher is redeemed, it cannot be reused. Vouchers are not for resale and they can not be swapped for an alternative assessment. Vouchers are not interchangeable; they are either for SQE1 or SQE2. Note: Purchasing a voucher or a group of vouchers does not guarantee a seat. You are still required to complete the booking for your assessment and all seats are subject to availability.

Each voucher will have a unique code applicable to the value of the assessment being booked.

Vouchers available to purchase:

  • SQE1 in full
  • SQE1 FLK1 - this is only applicable if the candidate has failed the FLK1 and needs to re-sit but has passed FLK2, or if the candidate has an exemption for FLK2
  • SQE1 FLK2 - this is only applicable if the candidate has failed FLK2 and needs to re-sit but has passed FLK1, or if the candidate has an exemption for FLK1
  • SQE2 in full

How to buy vouchers

The voucher scheme is primarily for organisations booking multiple candidates. Vouchers can be purchased either as a one off or annually.

Contact Candidate Services to order vouchers

Any employer or training provider wanting to purchase vouchers by invoice will need to apply for a credit application using our Credit Application Form. Please contact Candidate Services to request a form.

Once we have completed the credit application process, you will be given a credit limit and can purchase vouchers up to the value of that limit. The voucher is not a physical voucher but a code which represents the assessment which you have purchased. You will be sent the voucher(s) with confirmation of purchase. It may take approximately 48 hours to process and send out voucher codes.

When the order has been placed, an invoice will be issued for full payment following Kaplan’s standard 30-day invoice terms and conditions. Payment can be made by debit card, credit card, or by BACS.

An unused, unexpired voucher can be cancelled and refunded at any time before it expires for a fee of £50. The fee covers the cancellation of a single or multiple vouchers. Cancellation must be made in writing to Candidate Services. If the vouchers were purchased by invoice and the invoice has not been paid no administration fee will apply for cancelling the vouchers. Refunds will take approximately 14 days. A refund will be provided for any vouchers which have expired and have not been used. You do not need to request a refund as this will be done on your behalf. Please note vouchers can not be rolled over beyond the expiry date with a top up payment or otherwise.

Vouchers for SQE1, November 2021 sitting and SQE2, April 2022 sitting, can be purchased when registration opens in July 2021.

Purchases of voucher(s) are subject to the Voucher Terms and Conditions. Booking of an assessment (including bookings where a voucher is being redeemed) is subject to the SQE Assessment Terms and Conditions which include cancellation terms.

Voucher Expiration Dates

This table shows the current expiration dates for vouchers.

Assessment Assessment date month and year Valid from and purchase date Expiry date
SQE1 Nov 2021 6 Jul 2021 31 Jul 2022
SQE2 April 2022 6 July 2021 30 Apr 2022
SQE1 Jul 2022 6 Jul 2021 31 Jul 2022
SQE2 Oct, Nov 2022 1 May 2022 31 Jul 2023
SQE1 Jan 2023 1 Aug 2022 31 Jul 2023

Learn more: Voucher terms and conditions 

Learn more: SQE Assessment Terms and Conditions

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Ready to register for the SQE?

Create your personal SQE account and book your assessments.

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Have you passed the SQE?

Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.

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