Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)
The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) replaced the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) on 1 September 2010 and offers a route to qualification as a solicitor of England and Wales to lawyers from a wider range of jurisdictions than under the QLTT arrangements. It has a more extensive syllabus coverage than the QLTT and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed one assessment organisation for the first three years of the operation of the assessments: Kaplan QLTS. This study course is provided by BPP Professional Education. This is not a BPP University programme.
Kaplan QLTS has been re-appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to assess the QLTS until January 2017.
The SRA and Kaplan have also taken this as an opportunity to do a thorough review of the QLTS assessments. From January 2014, the OSCE and the TLST stages of the qualification will be combined into a single assessment known as the new OSCE. The MCT remains unchanged. The new OSCE examines the same law and skills as were previously examined in the old OSCE and the TLST, however, where previously candidates had to pass each of the OSCE and the TLST, there is now a single pass mark for the new combined assessment. Candidates applying for a new certificate of eligibility and those who already have one, but have not yet passed either the TLST or the old OSCE, will be required to sit the new OSCE. There are transitional arrangements in place for candidates who have passed the old OSCE, but not passed the TLST, or who have passed the TLST but not passed the old OSCE. A summary of the approved amendments to the QLTS regulations can be found here.
Please visit Kaplan QLTS’s website for more information: www.kaplanqlts.com.
- Unique QLTS Study Programme - covering the knowledge and skills assessed by the QLTS Assessments
- Online resources for consolidation and revision
- Practical exercises
- Professionally qualified tutors, experienced in teaching the assessable Day One Outcomes
- Comprehensive face-to-face and distance learning options
- Practice multiple choice questions
- Part 1 Mock Test - 180 multiple choice questions
- OSCE Mock Exercises