SQE Update

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.


SQE Update - 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.

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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.

April 2021

In this bulletin find out about the confirmed SQE2 sitting dates for April 2022, answers to queries about future timings, SQE assessment exemptions for qualified lawyer and the latest report by the SQE’s independent reviewer. Plus, how you can get involved in our latest webinars.

March 2021

In this bulletin find out about the confirmed SQE assessment timings, answers to common qualifying work experience queries, apprenticeships information for employers and our views on how the training market is developing. Plus, how you can get involved in our latest webinars.

February 2021

In this bulletin find out about our appointment of the new SQE evaluator, the latest SQE policies we have published, and the opportunities solicitor apprenticeships can bring employers. Plus, how you can get involved in our latest webinars and surveys.

January-2021

This bulletin tells you how you can watch sessions from our recent SQE conference, SQE1 assessments dates and the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on upcoming QLTS assessments. Plus, how you can get involved in our latest webinars and surveys.

December-2020

This bulletin covers our new qualifying work experience guidance, the SQE information strategy showing our approach for publishing key information, and the SQE Reasonable Adjustments policy. Plus, you can still get involved in our SQE conference for education providers, as well as a series of SQE events you can now view online.

November-2020

This bulletin covers recent changes to our transitional arrangements regarding qualifying law degrees, updates to our principles for qualified lawyers and the publication of the SQE Assessment Regulations. It also lets you know how to get involved in our annual SQE Conference and our upcoming webinar.

October-2020

This bulletin covers the recent Legal Services Board approval, our upcoming annual SQE Conference for education training providers, the qualifying work experience training template, how we’ll review the Assessment Specifications and our recent webinars now available on demand.

September 2020

This bulletin covers your questions on the SQE, the Legal Services Board decision due in autumn and the resources we have available to help education providers, employers and aspiring solicitors prepare for the SQE.

July 2020

This bulletin covers the publication of the final SQE2 Assessment Specification, the fees for taking the SQE, and an update to the transitional arrangements for those taking law degrees or the Common Professional Examination. There is also a range of materials on diversity, including our final equality, diversity and inclusion risk assessment, the independent Bridge Group report, and a blog by our Director of Education and Training, Julie Brannan.