Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
The SQE assessment website is now live. Find out more about taking the SQE assessments and what it will test.
For people qualifying via the SQE after 1 September 2021
The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors. From 1 September 2021 to qualify you will need to:
- have a degree in any subject or a qualification or experience that is equivalent to a degree, such as a solicitor apprenticeship which combines on the job experience and training
- pass both stages of the SQE assessment - SQE1 focuses on legal knowledge and SQE2 on practical legal skills and knowledge
- two years' full-time (or equivalent) qualifying work experience'
- pass our character and suitability requirements.
You can find out more on the SQE final design, and development, in our policy section.
If you are already a qualified lawyer, find out how you can become a solicitor.