SQE Update

Welcome to SQE Update. The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors. Introduced on 1 September 2021.

Read the latest about the development of the SQE and how you can get involved. This is aimed at people who are delivering legal education and training.  


SQE Update - June 2022

In this bulletin find out about the next SQE2 assessment bookings, changes to the SQE Assessment Regulations, employer feedback from qualifying work experience events and our new discussion group. You can also book for our upcoming face-to-face event in Wales.

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May 2022

In this bulletin find out about the first SQE2 assessment that took place last month, how the SQE2 assessments are marked, SQE assessment exemptions for qualified lawyers and reminder of our transitional arrangements. You can also book for our upcoming face-to-face events, as well as watching our on demand webinars.

April 2022

In this bulletin find out about booking for SQE1 in July, the first SQE2 sittings, our SQE2 in Welsh pilot, updated information for QLTS candidates and an increase in the cost of the SQE assessment. You can also get involved in our upcoming webinars and face-to-face events, as well as watching our on-demand webinars.

March 2022

In this bulletin find out about SQE1 bookings opening for the July sitting, SQE2 assessment contingency planning and choosing an SQE training provider. You can also get involved in our upcoming webinars and face-to-face events, as well as watching our on demand webinars.

February 2022

In this bulletin find out about SQE2 assessment bookings, the latest information on qualifying work experience and SQE assessment exemptions for qualified lawyers. You can also get involved in our upcoming webinars and watch those available on demand.

January 2022

In this bulletin find out about the results from the first SQE1 assessment, the SQE evaluation and quality assurance frameworks and how universities and training providers are incorporating the SQE into their courses and training.

December 2021

In this bulletin find out about SQE1 assessment results timescales, recording qualifying work experience and SQE assessment contingency planning. Learn more about our on demand webinar for employers on what the SQE means for them.

October 2021

In this bulletin find out about the first SQE1 assessment booking numbers and applying for reasonable adjustments. You can also learn how to get involved in our upcoming events and future SQE candidate numbers survey.

September 2021

In this bulletin learn about how the transitional arrangements now the new SQE regulations are now live, the closing date for SQE1 bookings and how we are supporting candidates to take the assessments. Also, how you can get involved in a number of virtual and face-to-face events this autumn.

July 2021

In this bulletin find out about how candidates can register to take the SQE assessments, our autumn SQE in Welsh pilot, and how employers register their apprentices. Find out as well about the latest information published on the SQE assessment website.

June 2021

In this bulletin find out about how lawyers in the UK and Ireland can qualify under the SQE, updated information on qualifying work experience and funding preparation for the assessment. Plus, how you can get involved in our two surveys and webinars.