Dates and locations

When you can take the SQE

Please see the Timings page for information about what will become the regular pattern for SQE assessment sittings. This will help candidates, training providers and employers plan the candidate’s journey by seeing when the assessments will be available.

Learn more: Timings

Below is information on the upcoming assessment windows.

SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments

SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments can be taken at Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally.

If you want to sit your assessment outside of the UK, you should check the timing of your assessment when you book. There will be varied start times for assessments held in international centres.

Pearson Professional Centres in England and Wales comply with the disability access requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The test centres can accommodate a range of alternative arrangements for candidates with special requirements or the need for reasonable adjustments.

Pearson VUE has a venue checker that is updated on a regular basis to present to you all those test centres which we have reserved for SQE1 in November. The checker is updated with test centres in the UK, Europe and is currently being updated to include the rest of the world. Please be aware that you may not be able to sit your assessment at your nearest centre as seats are allocated based on availability and demand.

The test centre information link may provide directions, parking, wheelchair support or other physical access considerations. Distance (mi/km) is a straight line calculated from the centre point of your search criteria and does not reflect driving distance.

You can visit Pearson VUE’s website for more information, and you can search where your nearest test centre is. You can not book your assessment on Pearson VUE’s website.

Learn more: Pearson VUE test centre search tool

Please note the following before booking to sit SQE1 in the following locations:

USA and Canada. Due to the Veterans Day public holiday on 11 November, we currently do not have test centres available in the USA and Canada on that date. We do have availability on 8 Nov in the USA and Canada, however FLK1 and FLK2 must be attempted in the same sitting. Candidates may therefore wish to book a test centre in another country.

We are continuing to investigate if any test centres will be able to open on 11 November in Canada. Unfortunately no test venues will be available in the USA. We will provide an update here if any become available. Available test centres will be also shown on the booking page.

India, Philippines and Malaysia. We can not deliver SQE1 in Mumbai and Pune (India), Manila (Philippines) and Malaysia because of COVID-related curfews. Candidates will need to book other test sites that are able to operate and travel to them (where permitted). The situation may change between now and the end of the booking period and candidates can periodically check the available test centres on the booking page.

SQE2 oral assessment

The SQE2 oral assessment is available in Cardiff, London and Manchester. There will be more locations to choose from in the future.

Cardiff
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
24 26 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0DD

London
Royal College of General Practitioners
30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB

Manchester
Macdonald Hotel
London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

Assessment windows

SQE1

2021

SQE1 FLK1 - 8 November 2021 - Pearson VUE locations
SQE1 FLK2 - 11 November 2021 - Pearson VUE locations

Assessment booking opens: July 2021.

The booking deadline for this assessment window is 5pm 27 September 2021.

The first day of the assessment window is 8 November 2021.

2022

SQE1 FLK1 - July 2022 - Pearson VUE locations
SQE1 FLK2 - July 2022 - Pearson VUE locations

Booking details to be confirmed.

SQE2

2022

Assessment window 1

SQE2 Written - 11-13 April 2022 - Pearson VUE locations
SQE2 Oral - First sitting: 19-20 April 2022. Second sitting: 21-22 April 2022 - Cardiff, London and Manchester*

You are only required to attend one sitting of the oral assessment and you will be able to select which sitting when booking opens, subject to availability.

Assessment booking opens at 10am on 25 January 2022
The booking deadline for this assessment window is 5pm on 7 March 2022

Assessment window 2

SQE2 Written - October 2022 - Pearson VUE locations
SQE2 Oral - October/November 2022 - Cardiff, London and Manchester*

Booking details to be confirmed.

*SQE2 oral assessments will take place at locations in Cardiff, London, Manchester. Please note that not all sittings will be available in all locations. Exact dates for each location will be available when the booking window opens.

 

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Ready to register for the SQE?

Create your personal SQE account and book your assessments.

Register for SQE 

Have you passed the SQE?

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

Learn more