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.
There are changes to the QLTS Regulations as of 19 March 2015. Please see the SRA website
Important - Upcoming Deadlines
Registration with Kaplan QLTS Deadline: 17:00 UK Time on 9 December 2015
Booking with Pearson Vue Deadline: 17:00 UK Time on 29 December 2015
MCT 10 February 2016
From February 2016 the MCT will be delivered by computer-based assessment in conjunction with Pearson VUE via a network of assessment centres. The content will not be changing. Locations will include: London and other UK centres, mainland Europe, USA and Asia.
MCT Registration and Booking - Deadlines
Registration and bookings for the MCT on 10 February 2016 are now open. All candidates must register with Kaplan QLTS before they can proceed to booking the assessment with Pearson VUE.
Spaces at and locations of assessment centres are limited. Candidates are advised to register and book well before the relevant deadlines. Candidates who attempt to register and/or book close to the relevant deadlines risk finding that the MCT is already full or that the range of assessment centres available is severely restricted.
Booking for QLTS assessments
You are advised to book early to secure a place on all QLTS assessments, and in any case well before the booking deadline. Places are limited and candidates who wait until close to the booking deadline risk finding that the assessment is already full. Payment must be made in full to secure a booking.
Breaches of Assessment Regulations
All candidates for QLTS assessments are required to acknowledge that the content of each assessment is confidential and that they will not disclose or discuss any of the content to any other party. It has come to our attention that candidates are breaching this regulation and thereby committing an assessment offence by discussing past assessments with Training Providers. Please note that the SRA regard any deliberate assessment offence as a potential character and suitability issue which could lead to a candidate being refused admission as a solicitor of England and Wales. If you are asked by a Training Provider or anybody else to provide information about QLTS assessments you have sat we would ask that you report this matter to both Kaplan and the SRA for investigation.
Training & Kaplan QLTS
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.