What is the SQE?
Who is the SQE for?
Costs and fees
Dates and locations
The assessment day
Results and resits
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Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the government requirements of where they intend to sit an assessment.
Our test partner, Pearson VUE, continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and, in accordance with government and local authorities, adjust test centre operations as needed. Pearson VUE’s website provides general information regarding exam requirements, health and safety practices, and any country-specific impacts. You can search for a specific test centre or by country to see if you need to wear a face mask.
Learn more: Pearson VUE COVID related information for testing
There is no requirement for candidates or assessment staff to wear a face covering at any point during the assessment day.
Examiners will not be wearing a face covering during the assessment but in some cases may be wearing a clear visor.
Candidates may still choose to wear a face covering if they wish to do so.
You should be aware that you will be in rooms with other candidates for the assessment briefings, preparation for both the Interviewing and Advocacy, and to complete the Attendance note/legal analysis on each day of the SQE2 oral assessments. You will be in individual assessment rooms with an examiner to deliver the Advocacy and Interviewing assessments.
You should also be aware that you may need to remain in a waiting room with other candidates for an extended period of time if needed based on exam scheduling.
The UK government has information about the covid-19 related entry requirements for those who are arriving into the UK from abroad. We strongly recommend that candidates monitor this information for any changes which may impact upon their plans for SQE assessments.
Government guidance for England
Government Guidance for Wales
We will follow government guidelines in place at the time of the assessment.
If you have any questions relating to the covid arrangements, or any aspect of the SQE, please contact Candidate Services.
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Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.