The assessment day

SQE1

Your SQE1 assessments will take place in a Pearson VUE test centre. After you book your assessments, we will send you an email for each assessment day, confirming the time at which you must report to the assessment centre, the location, and duration of your assessment.

When you arrive at the Pearson VUE test centre, you will complete registration, including an ID check.

SQE1 consists of two assessments each of 180 questions. Each assessment takes place on a separate day. Each day is split into two sessions of 2 hours 33 minutes with 90 questions in each session. There will be a 60 minute break between the sessions, during which you may access personal belongings and leave the test centre.

Learn more: SQE1 assessment day

SQE2 written assessment

Your SQE2 written assessments will take place in a Pearson VUE test centre. After you book your assessments, we will send you an email for each assessment day, confirming the time at which you must report to the assessment centre, the location, and duration of your assessment.

When you arrive at the PearsonVUE test centre, you will complete registration, including an ID check.

SQE2 consists of 12 assessments over three separate consecutive days. On each day, you will sit four assessments, split across two sessions.

Learn more: SQE2 assessment days

SQE2 oral assessment

Your SQE2 oral will take place in an oral assessment centre, either in London, Manchester or Cardiff. When SQE in Welsh is available, the SQE2 Welsh oral assessment will only be held in Cardiff.

Learn more: SQE in Welsh

After you book your assessments, we will send you an email for each assessment day, confirming the time at which you must report to the assessment centre, the location, and duration of your assessment.

When you arrive at the oral assessment test centre, you will complete registration, including an ID check.

The SQE2 oral assessment takes place over two consecutive half-days.

Learn more: SQE2 assessment days

Ready to register for the SQE?

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

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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