SQE1 to happen on eight and 11 November 2021, with SQE2 in April 2022

The dates for the first-ever sit of the brand new solicitor super-exam are within the public area.

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), a two-part nationwide evaluation to be set and examined centrally, can be launched from this autumn, with the Authorized Follow Course (LPC) being progressively phased out. Authorized Cheek can reveal that the primary stage of the evaluation, referred to as SQE1, will happen on eight and 11 November 2021, with SQE2 in April 2022.

Initially there can be two sittings of every examination per 12 months. SQE1 includes round ten hours of exams accomplished over the course of two days, whereas SQE2 takes round 14 hours over 5 half days.

Secure your place: The SQE Sessions

The extremely anticipated SQE is about to shake-up authorized training and coaching, and years of exams being set and marked by greater than 100 completely different coaching suppliers.

Already we’ve got seen new suppliers grapple for a share of the profitable SQE market: BARBRI, QLTS School and the College of Legal Practice (CoLP) have entered the scene in current months with competitively priced SQE1 and a pair of prep programs. Each BARBRI and QLTS Faculty start their SQE1 prep programs as early as subsequent month, and in time for the primary November sit, with CoLP ranging from summer time subsequent 12 months.

In June, the Solicitors Regulation Authority unveiled the final SQE design. SQE1 will concentrate on inspecting functioning authorized information, i.e. black letter regulation, within the type of a computer-based, multiple-choice evaluation, whereas SQE2 will study six sensible authorized abilities by way of 15 to 18 duties. The total cost can be £3,980.

The Authorized Providers Board approved the new route to solicitor qualification in October.

Subsequent month Authorized Cheek is internet hosting a day of digital seminars to mark the beginning of the SQE launch 12 months. ‘The SQE Classes’ takes place on 28 January 2021, and tickets are available to purchase now.