What is the SQE?
Who is the SQE for?
Costs and fees
Dates and locations
The assessment day
Results and resits
Due to inactivity, and for security reasons, you will be automatically logged out of your SQE account in 1 minute.
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The monitoring and maximising diversity survey has been updated. Please return to the survey to reconfirm your answers and complete the new section at the end.
You must do this to remain eligible for the SQE. You will not be able to book your next assessment until you have updated your answers.
If you have passed the QLTS MCT, you can sit SQE2 to complete your QLTS qualification and qualify as a solicitor. To do this, you must pass SQE2 and apply for admission to the SRA by 31 March 2024 (inclusive). Your final opportunity to attempt SQE2 is in October 2023. The booking window closes on 11 September 2023 at 5pm.
When this window closes, any QLTS accounts without a booking for the SQE2 assessment in October will be closed.
Before you can sit the SQE2 assessment, you must register for an SQE account. Please complete all steps in the registration process, including the diversity survey.
Once done, you will need to add your QLTS ID. This is the six digit number starting with C0 that was given to you when you first registered for the QLTS. You simply add your QLTS ID in the QLTS exemption section and click the confirmation button to book SQE2.
Follow the online booking instructions for SQE2 and complete the payment process. On the day of the assessment, please bring the same form of identification that you used to register.
If you sit the SQE2 in October, you will receive your results from 11am on 20 February 2024.
If you have passed, you will need to apply to the SRA for admission by 31 March 2024.
You will need to sit the entire SQE to qualify as a solicitor, passing SQE1 before sitting SQE2.
To do this, you will need to set up a new account to make sure that your three attempts
and the six-year clock are reset. You will then be able to sit the SQE1 before attempting SQE2.
Find out how to register for a new account.
You will not be able to access your previous account.
If you wish to book to sit SQE1 in January 2024, you must apply to the SRA, for an individual waiver. This may take up to ninety days to be provided. Once this is granted, you will be able to book.
The booking window opens on 4 October 2023 at 10am (UK time). Seats are available on a first come first serve basis.
No additional waiver from the SRA is needed after 31 March 2024. You simply register a new SQE account.
If you need help or have questions please contact us.
Learn more: Exemptions and using SQE2 as an equivalence
You have passed the QLTS MCT (including those with a partial exemption)
You can choose to sit SQE2 in October 2023. You do not need to sit SQE1.
Information on how to book your place is above.
You have failed the MCT
You can no longer take the QLTS MCT. The last sitting of the MCT was in July 2021.
You could also apply to the SRA for an SQE assessment exemption.
Create your personal SQE account and book your assessments.
Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.