SRA confirms SQE2 assessment dates

updated on 23 April 2021

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has confirmed the assessment sitting dates for part two of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), having announced the dates for SQE1 at the end of last year.

The first SQE2 written assessments will be sat between 11 and 13 April 2022, with oral assessments taking place the following week, 19-20 and 21-22 April, five months after SQE1 assessments in November 2021. In March this year, SQE1 was declared safe to go ahead by its independent reviewer: “Provision and planning enable exams to take place in a socially distanced manner and test centres will have enhanced cleaning and other sanitisation measures in place.”

Both SQE1 and SQE2 written assessments will take place at Pearson VUE test centres globally, with SQE2 oral examination centres so far being announced in Cardiff, London and Manchester. More information, including when bookings will open, is to be released later this year.

LawCareers.Net has compiled a guide to the SQE with information about exam focus and structure and students can visit LCN’s SQE Hub for more insight. The centrally examined national assessment comes into effect in September 2021 for a two-year transitional period, although many firms are yet to announce their plans to adopt the SQE.