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 SQE includes two assessments: SQE1 and SQE2.
SQE1 tests functioning legal knowledge (FLK). The exam has two parts - FLK1 and FLK2.
SQE2 assesses practical legal skills. It also has two parts: oral assessments and written assessments.
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Functioning Legal Knowledge
FLK includes the subject areas listed below. It is assessed by single best answer multiple choice questions over a two-day period. Ethics and Professional Conduct will be examined across FLK1 and FLK2.
In order to pass SQE1, you must achieve the overall pass mark for both FLK1 and FLK2. You will not pass SQE1 if you fail either FLK1 or FLK2.
All aspects of the SQE1 assessment are compulsory.
Learn more: SQE1 assessment specification
Practical Legal Skills Assessments
The assessment topics for SQE2 are listed below. The assessment is taken over five days and involves a combination of written and oral based tasks. Ethics and professional conduct are assessed throughout.
You are assessed on the following six skills:
The practice areas in which these legal skills are assessed are:
All aspects of the SQE2 assessment are compulsory.
Learn more: SQE2 assessment specification
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Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.