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. All times stated are UK time on that date.

Learn more: Timings

Assessment windows

SQE1

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

Assessment booking open: 10am, 22 September 2022.*

The booking deadline for this assessment window: 5pm, 19 December 2022.

The first day of the assessment window: 26 January 2023.

* Please note that although we do not expect this date to change, this is indicative and will be confirmed closer to the date.

SQE2

2022

April assessment window

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

SQE2 Oral: 19-29 April 2022

Assessment results date: 25 August 2022

October assessment window

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

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.

2023

April assessment window*

SQE2 Oral - First sitting
Dates: 25-26 April 
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington), Cardiff

SQE2 Oral - Second sitting
Dates: 27-28 April
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington), London (Euston), Cardiff

SQE2 Oral - Third sitting
Dates: 2-3 May
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington), London (Euston), Manchester

SQE2 Oral - Fourth sitting
Dates: 4-5 May
Locations: London (Highbury and Islington), London (Euston), Manchester

SQE2 Written
Dates: 8-10 May
Locations: Pearson VUE locations

*Updated with exact dates

July assessment window

SQE2 Written - week commencing 31 July 2023 - Pearson VUE locations

SQE2 Oral - will start in the week commencing 7 August 2023

October assessment window

SQE2 Oral - will start in the week commencing 23 October 2023

SQE2 Written - week commencing 30 October 2023 - 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.

Locations

SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments

SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments can be taken at Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally (booked using your SQE account). 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.

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.

USA, Canada, Central and South America

The SQE2 written assessment is not available in test centres in the USA, Canada, 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.

Ukraine, Belarus and Russia

Pearson VUE test centres in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia are currently closed. We will therefore not offer the SQE in these countries at present. We will continue to monitor this and update this page should the position change.

SQE2 oral assessments

The SQE2 oral assessment is available in Cardiff, London and Manchester. There will be more locations to choose from in the future. Please note that not all sittings will be available in all locations. Exact dates and locations for the oral assessments will be made available ahead of the booking window opening. Below are the details of the oral assessment locations:

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.

Please note: The Holborn test centre is not appearing on the Pearson VUE test centre search tool at present. The address of the test centre is 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH, UK.

Learn more: Pearson VUE test centre search tool

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