Kaplan QLTS, is the sole authorised assessment provider for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of assessments under The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS). This website enables to you to find out about the QLTS assessment and, if you are eligible, to book a place on that assessment.
QLTS provides a route for lawyers from other recognised jurisdictions and barristers from England and Wales to qualify as solicitors of England and Wales.
Kaplan is the authorised assessment provider for the SRA and accordingly Kaplan is not authorised to provide training courses preparing candidates to attempt the QLTS. Kaplan has recently become aware some candidates have been contacted by an entity purporting to be Kaplan QLTS offering training courses. Such person(s) are not associated with Kaplan. Both the SRA and Kaplan would ask candidates to refer all such communications to them for investigation.
From January 2014 the system of QLTS assessments will be modified slightly. The Multiple Choice Test will remain unchanged. However the OSCE and the TLST will be combined into a single assessment known as the OSCE. The webpages that follow describe the modified assessment. If you passed at least one of the QLTS assessments before January 2014, the following transitional provisions will apply to you:
Candidates who have passed the MCT before January 2014 but not the old OSCE or the TLST will be required to sit the new OSCE in its entirely (Parts 1 and 2). See the OSCE. They will pay the fee for the new OSCE
Candidates who sat the old OSCE before January 2014 and passed the old OSCE but have not passed the TLST will be required to sit the new OSCE Part 2 only. See the OSCE. They will pay the fee for the old TLST only.
Candidates who sat the TLST before January 2014 and passed the TLST but have not passed the old OSCE will be required to sit the new OSCE Part 1 only. See the OSCE. They will pay the fee for the old OSCE only.