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

Assessment windows

SQE1

2021

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

Assessment results date: 20 January 2022.

2022

SQE1 FLK1 - 21 July 2022 - Pearson VUE locations
SQE1 FLK2 - 25 July 2022 - Pearson VUE locations

Assessment booking open: 10am 17 March 2022.

The booking deadline for this assessment window: 5pm, 16 June 2022.

The first day of the assessment window: 21 July 2022.

2023

SQE1 FLK1 - 26 January 2023 - Pearson VUE locations
SQE1 FLK2 - 30 January 2023- Pearson VUE locations
Booking window: To be confirmed

SQE2

2022

April Assessment window 1

SQE2 Written - 11-13 April 2022 - Pearson VUE locations

SQE2 Oral: 19-29 April 2022

October Assessment window 2

SQE2 Oral - First sitting
Dates: 24-25 October 2022
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington), London (Euston), Manchester and Cardiff*

SQE2 Oral - Second sitting
Dates: 26-27 October 2022
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington) and Manchester

SQE2 Oral - Third sitting
Dates: 31 October - 1 November 2022
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington) and London (Euston)

SQE2 Written - 7-9 November 2022- Pearson VUE locations

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: 10am, 20 June 2022.
Booking deadline for this assessment window: 5pm, 19 September 2022
First day of the assessment window: 24 October 2022.

*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.

 

Locations

SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments

SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments can be taken at Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally. We will aim to provide consistent locations for the assessments, however we cannot guarantee which locations will be available and candidates may need to make arrangements to travel to a test centre in a neighbouring or nearby country if your preferred location is not available. Factors such as local public holidays and different time zones may mean that an assessment is not offered at some international locations. The exact test centres available will be shown when booking opens for the relevant assessment.

The SQE2 written assessment is not available in test centres in the USA, Central and South America for the foreseeable future. This is because the different time zones make it impractical for the assessment to be delivered at a similar time to other time zones in such a way that the local test centres will be open and that the security of the assessment is protected. We will update this page should this position change.

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. 

Update

Pearson VUE test centres in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia are currently closed. We will therefore not offer SQE1 in these countries when the July 2022 SQE1 booking window opens on 17 March 2022. We will review this should the position change.

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 (London, Euston)

Kaplan, Spring House
Main Building, 40-44 Holloway Road, Highbury East, London, N7 8JL (Kaplan Highbury and Islington)

Manchester
Macdonald Hotel
London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

Pearson VUE test centres for SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments

Kaplan SQE has partnered with Pearson VUE to provide an international network of test centres, allowing for the greatest possible flexibility when booking SQE1 or SQE2 written assessments. The link below allows you to visit Pearson VUE’s website. It will give you the ability to search where your nearest active SQE test centre is prior to making a booking for an assessment. Please note that you can't book your assessment on Pearson VUE’s website, it is just for information only. You must still book your assessment via your SQE account. Please note that test centre places are subject to availability. You will be able to see which test centres have availability for your assessment when you book your assessment through your candidate account.

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.

Pearson VUE 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.

Third parties, such as employers and training providers, can use this link to see which test centres are available to book their learners into if they are using the bulk bookings process.

This facility will not be available when bookings close because it only provides information on active Pearson test centres where SQE1 or SQE2 written assessments can be taken.

Over time we will look to provide further and more detailed information about possible locations where you can sit SQE1 or SQE2 written assessments, which will be available to access outside of the booking windows.

Learn more: Pearson VUE test centre search tool

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