QLTS Exam Stages
The QLTS Exam consists of two stages:
- QLTS MCT – Multiple Choice Test
- QLTS OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination
Candidates must first pass the QLTS MCT before proceeding to the QLTS OSCE.
QLTS MCT EXAM
Offered in July and January each year
The QLTS MCT exam is a multiple choice test which consists of 180 multiple-choice questions. The assessment is divided into 2 sessions of 2 hours 45 minutes each, with 90 questions in each session.
Kaplan QLTS is the sole authorised exam assessment provider. The actual multiple choice exam is a computer-based assessment administered by PearsonVue. As the assessment provider, Kaplan QLTS is not authorised to provide QLTS preparation courses.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the governing body that determines the outcomes which candidates must demonstrate on the exam. BARBRI QLTS Prep always recommends that candidates visit the SRA website for any recent revisions.
QLTS MCT outcomes
- A1 Knowledge of the jurisdiction, authority and procedures of the legal institutions and professions that initiate, develop, interpret and apply the law of England and Wales and the European Union.
- A2 Knowledge of applicable constitutional law and judicial review processes.
- A3 Knowledge of the rules of professional conduct, including the SRA Accounts Rules
- A4 Knowledge of the regulatory and fiscal frameworks within which business, legal and financial services transactions are conducted
- A5 Understanding of Contract law
- A6 Understanding of Torts
- A7 Understanding of criminal law
- A8 Understanding of property law
- A9 Understanding of Equitable rights and obligations
- A10 Understanding of Human Rights
- A11 Understanding of the laws applicable to business structures and the concept of legal personality
Candidates must register first for the exam with Kaplan QLTS by their registration deadline. Then, candidates will be automatically contacted to register for the assessment and to choose their exam location through PearsonVue.
Candidates are advised to register as early as possible as exam spots, and number of candidates allowed to test in specific locations, are limited. Please always check the latest test dates and deadlines.
QLTS OSCE EXAM:
After passing QLTS MCT, you will then be eligible to apply and sit QLTS OSCE. The QLTS OSCE exam is offered in November and April / May each year.
Outcome C - Transactional and dispute resolution skills
- C1 Ability to establish business structures and transfer businesses
- C2 Ability to seek resolution of civil and criminal matters
- C3 Ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests
- C4 Ability to obtain a grant of probate and administer an estate
- C5 Ability to draft legal documentation to facilitate the above transactions and matters
- C6 Ability to plan and progress transactions and matters expeditiously and with propriety
Outcome D - Legal, professional and client relationship knowledge and skills
- D1 Knowledge of the legal services market
- D2 Knowledge of commercial factors affecting legal practice
- D3 Ability to undertake factual and legal research using paper and electronic media
- D4 Knowledge to use technology to store, retrieve and analyse information
- D5 Knowledge to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with clients, colleagues and other professionals
- D6 Ability to advocate a case on behalf of a client
- D7 Ability to exercise solicitors’ rights of audience
- D8 Ability to recognise clients’ financial, commercial and personal priorities and constraints
- D9 Ability to exercise effective client relationship management skills
Outcome F - Professional values, behaviours, attitudes and ethic
- F1 Knowledge of the values and principles upon which the rules of professional conduct have been developed
- F2 Ability to behave professionally and with integrity
- F3 Ability to identify issues of culture, disability and diversity
- F4 Ability to respond appropriately and effectively to the above issues in dealings with clients, colleagues and others from a range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds
- F5 Ability to recognise and resolve ethical dilemmas