Candidate Confidentiality Policy

Last updated: April 2021

  • A Candidate Confidentiality Policy operates for all SQE assessments, every candidate who is sitting SQE assessment will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement prior to starting the assessment.
  • It is the responsibility of the SQE Operations Team to ensure every candidate has been provided a copy of the declaration whether electronically or a hard copy to sign prior to starting the assessment. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure they will follow the signed declaration during and after the assessment. Failure to sign the agreement will result in the candidate not being allowed to sit the assessment.
  • The Confidentiality Agreement applies to all SQE assessments. Every candidate is required to sign a declaration or confirm electronically that they agree they will not remove any materials from the test centre; the content of this assessment is confidential; and not disclose or discuss any of its content to any other party. This declaration is reproduced below. Candidates will not be allowed to commence the assessment unless they have signed a Confidentiality agreement.
  • Failure to abide by this agreement will result in a malpractice case. Full details are given in section 13 of the SQE Assessment Regulations; Malpractice and Improper Conduct.

Confidentiality agreement

Assessment date

I confirm that:

  • I will not remove any materials from the test centre;
  • I acknowledge the content of this assessment is confidential; and
  • I will not disclose or discuss any of its content to any other party.

I understand that candidates are not permitted to leave any sessions of the assessment until allowed to do so by the Test Centre Administrator and must remain seated, in silence, until this point.

Yes, I accept the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement.

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