SQE Exam Dates, Locations & Fees, 2024 - 2025 (Updated February 2024)

The SQE Exam Dates are pivotal for those planning to take the assessments. If you are specifically looking for the sqe1 exam dates, they are set at different times throughout the year, while the sqe 2 dates follow a similar schedule. It's essential to be aware of these timelines to adequately prepare and secure your spot for the exams.
The SQE exams are administered by Kaplan, the sole provider, so you need to register with them to take your assessments.
The assessments are then conducted by Pearson VUE.

(last update February 09th 2024)

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SQE Assessment Dates - 2024 to 2025

SQE1 Exam dates

SQE1 assessment dates - 2024 to 2025 (last update February 09th 2024)
Assessment Dates Booking opening Booking close First day of assessment window  Examinable law and practice cut off date (up to and including)  Results date
January 2024 FLK1: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 January 2024
FLK2: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 January 2024
10am, 4 October 2023  5pm, 15 November 2023 15 January 2024 15 September 2023 14 March 2024
July 2024 FLK1: 15 & 16 July 2024
FLK2: 22 & 23 July 2024*
10 April 2024 22 May 2024 15 July 2024 15 March 2024 10 September 2024
January 2025 FLK1: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 January 2025
FLK2:20, 21, 22, 23, 24 January 2025
10am, 1 October 2024 5pm, 14 November 2024 13 January 2025 13 September 2024 11 March 2025

SQE2 Exam dates

SQE2 assessment dates - 2024 to 2025 (last update February 09th 2024)
Assessment Dates Locations Booking opening Booking close First day of assessment window  Examinable law and practice  cut off date (up to and including Results date
October 2023 23 October -  November 2023

Closed Closed 23 October 2023 23 June 2023 20 February 2024
January 2024 Written: 30 January - 1 February

Closed Closed 30 January 2024 30 September 2023 29 May 2024
  Oral: First sitting: 6-7 February          
  Oral: Second sitting: 8-9 February          
April 2024 Written - 30 April - 2 May
10am, 10 January 2024 5pm, 25 March 2024* (see update below) 30 April 2024 30 December 2023 28 August 2024
  Oral: First sitting: 7-8 May          
  Oral: Second sitting: 9-10 May          
  Oral: Third sitting: 14-15 May          
  Oral: Fourth sitting: 16-17 May          
July 2024 Oral: First sitting: 31 July - 1 August 
10am, 24 April 2024 5pm, 19 June 2024 31 July 2024 31 March 2024 26 November 2024
  Oral: Second sitting: 6-7 August          
  Oral: Third sitting: 8-9 August          
  Written: 13-15 August          
October 2024 Oral: First sitting: 23-24 October 2024 10am, 10 July 2024 5pm, 18 September 2024 23 October 2024 23 June 2024 20 February 2025
  Oral: Second sitting:  29-30 October 2024          
  Oral: Third sitting:  31 October - 1 November 2024          
  Written: 5-7 November 2024          
January 2025 Oral:  
First sitting: 30-31 January 2025
10am, 16 October 2024 5pm, 12 December 2024 30 January 2025 30 September 2024 28 May 2025
  Second sitting:  4-5 February 2025          
  Third  sitting: 6-7 February 2025            
11-13 February 2025  

"The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors. The SQE will mean that everyone who becomes a solicitor will meet the same high standards in a consistent way."

About The Solicitors Qualifying Examination - SRA

Registration Process

The registration process for the SQE involves three steps:



Register at the SQE website with the SRA and Kaplan. You’ll need a valid photo ID at this point (e.g. a passport, photo driving licence, or government-issued ID).



Once you’ve registered, you need to pre-book. This involves completing a diversity survey (not mandatory), telling the SRA about any SQE exemptions you might have, and requesting any reasonable adjustments you’ll require to sit your exams.


Booking with Pearson VUE

The computer-based SQE1 exam takes place at a number of test centres around the world. Once you’ve registered and pre-booked, you need to sign in to your SQE account online to view the assessment centres available to you. Choose your preferred location and book your space.

Please note that you will need to go through the pre-booking process for both SQE1 and SQE2 separately. You can only pre-book and book SQE2 once you’ve passed SQE1 (unless you are exempt from SQE1).

SQE Exam Results & Fees

SQE Exam Fees

The cost to take SQE1 is £1,798 and for SQE2 it is £2,766.

SQE Assessment Results

You will receive your SQE assessment results by email directly from Kaplan. SQE1 assessment results will be made available by Kaplan within 5-6 weeks after the examination date, while SQE2 results become available within 14-18 weeks following the exam.

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FQPS Academy: SQE1 / SQE2 - The Best SQE Practice Material Library
FQPS Academy: SQE1 / SQE2 - The Best SQE Practice Material Library

Popular Questions to Ask Before Register

Yes, if you do not pass the SQE exam, you can retake it. However, there are limits on the number of attempts you can make within a certain timeframe. It's important to prepare thoroughly to increase your chances of passing on the first attempt.

What is the format of the SQE exam?

The SQE exam is divided into two parts: SQE1 focuses on functioning legal knowledge, while SQE2 tests practical legal skills. Both parts include multiple-choice questions, and SQE2 also includes practical assessments such as client interviews and advocacy.

The preparation time for the SQE exam varies depending on your background knowledge and study schedule. On average, it might take about 9-12 months to prepare for both stages of the SQE exams.

The pass rate for the SQE exam varies from year to year and can depend on a variety of factors, including the difficulty of the exam and the preparation of the candidates. It's important to note that thorough preparation is key to passing the SQE exam. You can find more informations about pass rates here : About SQE Exam

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