SQE1 is delivered by computer-based assessment, through a network of test centres administered by Pearson VUE in conjunction with Kaplan.
Booking the assessments can begin once registration and the pre-booking requirements with Kaplan have been completed.
You should book your space with Pearson VUE as soon as possible as space is limited and based on a first come first served basis. Once booking is open, sign into your SQE account and view what assessments and locations are available for you at the Pearson VUE website. You will only be shown the assessments you are able to sit.
A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming the details of the assessment that you have booked. Rescheduling or cancelling your assessment is possible, but a fee may be assessed when you cancel.
All bookings (including payment) must be made by the booking deadline with Pearson VUE, and not with Kaplan. You must book FLK1 and FLK 2 separately but pay in a single payment. Fees will depend on whether or not you have an exemption and the reason. Payments will be made securely using a debit or credit card, or a prepaid voucher provided by your employer or training provider.
Pearson Professional Centres in England and Wales comply with the disability access requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The test centres can accommodate a range of alternative arrangements for candidates with special requirements or the need for reasonable adjustments. You may visit Pearson VUE’s website for more information, but please note that you cannot book your assessment on Pearson VUE’s website.
SQE1 assessment day will take place in your scheduled Pearson VUE test centre at the time and date confirmed in your booking confirmation email. Upon arrival, you will complete registration and an ID check.
The SQE1 exam involves two assessments, 180 questions each, on a separate day. Each day is split into two sessions of 2 hours 33 minutes, with 90 questions in each session, with a 60-minute break between the sessions. You may access your personal belongings and leave the test centre during your breaks.
You are allowed three attempts at SQE1, taken within six years from the first attempt of an SQE assessment.
A notification email will be sent when your results are available in your SQE account with Kaplan. Results will only be posted within your account and will not be sent out to you, allowing you to save them as a PDF.