Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) a roundtable event held by the SRA and Kaplan
OSCEsmart has participated in a roundtable event held by the SRA and Kaplan, the recently appointed Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) assessment organization. The event was hosted by City, University of London on 5 September.
OSCEsmart welcomed the opportunity to meet Kaplan and share our views on the SQE, as well as to interact with representatives from other organizations, law firms and universities invited to the session.
The SRA and Kaplan marked 2020 as the earliest date for the SQE’s introduction. Anyone starting to train as a solicitor after it is introduced will have to take the SQE. For those who have already started qualifying, there is an 11-year transition period from the SQE’s introduction, to complete under the old route. The SRA has also introduced an additional transition period for QLTS candidates who have cleared the MCT – they will have additional 12 months to complete their assessments (Part 2 Objective Structured Clinical Examination) after the date of SQE introduction.
For more information on Kaplan’s implementation plans and methods of assessment, please follow our upcoming blog.