SQE: Validating your Degree (or equivalent)

You need a degree or equivalent to sit the SQE exams. It can be obtained outside the UK. Either way it has to be checked by the SRA’s 3rd party validating service (they use Atlantic Data).

You will need to give Atlantic Data this information:

  • university/institute
  • course
  • classification (result)
  • qualification
  • enrolment and graduation years

Atlantic Data will ask for your degree/qualification certificate or student ID number.

To start the process you log into your MySRA account and select 'Start new applications' and 'Apply to check that your qualification or work experience is equivalent to a degree'.

There is a fee (currently, 2021, £21 for UK applicants & £49.60 [+ VAT if applicable] + any delivery charges). If overseas qualifications, Atlantic Data will use UK ENIC. Here’s a link to information: https://enic.org.uk/Qualifications/SOC/Default.aspx

The SRA page giving this info may be accessed here: https://www.sra.org.uk/become-solicitor/sqe/degree-equivalent/check-validate-qualification/

Why not use the search to find other information in the blogs about the SQE & QWE.

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