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, or SQE, is the assessment for all aspiring solicitors in England and Wales. It is designed to assure consistent, high standards for all qualifying solicitors.
An SRA competence statement sets out what solicitors need to be able to do to perform the role effectively, and provides everyone with a clear indication of what to expect from a solicitor. This is what the SQE assessments test.
The SQE is split into two assessments - SQE1 and SQE2.
To qualify as a solicitor you will need to:
Learn more: How the SQE works
Information on assessment topics will give you a better understanding of the topics within SQE1 and SQE2.
The assessment information section offers a detailed breakdown of how the exam and its assessments are structured.
Learn more: Assessment topics
Create your personal SQE account and book your assessments.
Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.