Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route

What you need to qualify through the SQE route:

Degree or equivalent

It can be in any subject or an equivalent level 6 qualification

Pass the SQE

You will need to pass both parts - SQE1 and SQE2

Work experience

You will need two years' full time or equivalent


Pass our background checks and meet our suitability requirements

Qualified lawyers

Find out how to become a solicitor through the SQE if you are already a qualified lawyer.

SQE training options

See the different options available when studying for the SQE assessments.

Solicitor apprenticeship

Learn how you can become a solicitor through an apprenticeship.

Pathways to qualification

Find your pathway to qualification and what you need to do next.


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