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If you have a complaint about any aspect of the SQE, please read the information below before getting in touch.
There are three categories of complainant defined in the complaints policy:
If you have a complaint or concern at an assessment, you should raise this with an SQE staff member at the time of the incident, as the issue may be able to be resolved immediately. If this is not possible or is unsuccessful, and you wish to pursue informal resolution, you should send an email as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org within five working days of the incident.
If you then wish to make a formal complaint, the window for doing so will be extended to 10 working days from the date of our response.
If an informal resolution is not possible or is unsuccessful, and you wish to pursue a formal resolution, you must submit the Formal Complaint Form. The form can also be found in the Help section of the SQE website.
The form must be submitted within 10 working days of the incident. If you have previously asked for an informal resolution, you must submit the form within 10 working days from the date of our response.
You will need to confirm the details of the assessment (if applicable) and the basis on which you are complaining including supporting evidence.
You must also state whether your complaint includes a complaint of discrimination and include the grounds for the allegation.
Once you have submitted your forms and supporting documents, we will acknowledge receipt of the complaint within five working days.
Make sure you read the complaints policy before making a complaint.
All information you provide will be kept confidential and only accessed as part of the complaints procedure.
Once we have acknowledged receipt of your formal complaint form, you will be informed of the outcome of our investigation of your complaint within 40 days.
You can submit a request for a complaint review regarding the outcome of a previously submitted complaint. You must ask for a review within 10 working days of receiving the initial complaint outcome. To do this send an email with your request or query relating to your complaint to email@example.com. Please write “Attention of the Director of Qualifications” in the email subject line.
We will acknowledge receipt of a complaint review within five working days. A request for review will be considered by a Complaints Panel within 30 working days of receiving the request.
You will be informed of the outcome within 10 working days of the review going to our complaints panel.
Make sure you read the complaints policy before making a request for a complaint review.
Learn more: Complaints policy
To make a formal complaint you must submit an email outlining the complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 working days of the incident. Full details of the complaint should be included in the email.
Once you have submitted your complaint, we will acknowledge receipt of the complaint within five working days.
Once we have acknowledged receipt of your formal complaint, you will be informed of the outcome of the complaint within 30 days.
Learn more: Complaint policy
For all other complaints or expressions of dissatisfaction please send an email to email@example.com or contact us to raise a complaint, and our SQE Operations team will investigate the matter.
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