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.
Updated 7th January 2021 - COVID-19 Update for MCT assessment candidates
Recent developments both in the United Kingdom and around the world connected with the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in unprecedented uncertainty for our candidates, particularly those who have bookings for the MCT assessment due to take place on 13th January 2021.
We have now reviewed the position as fully as possible in the light of the current information, although the situation is constantly evolving worldwide.
1. Kaplan QLTS MCT Assessment 13th January 2021
The assessment will proceed in countries and territories where it is permitted to do so.
2. Cancellation of testing in response to government action
Where acts of government mean that Pearson VUE centres are required to close in countries or territories around the world, you will be notified initially by Pearson VUE and a full refund will be provided. Pearson VUE will provide you with a site closure “case number” by email which you must quote to their customer services team in order to process for you a full refund of the fee. Their customer services number is +44 161 855 7584.
3. Candidates who now wish to cancel their January 2021 MCT assessment
We recognise that some candidates may not be able to attend, or would not feel comfortable travelling to and attending, the January sitting of the exam due to the impact of the COVID-19. Any candidates who now wish to cancel their bookings, notwithstanding the continued availability of testing in the country or territory in which they have booked assessment, should cancel their booking by contacting Pearson VUE Customer Services team on +44 161 855 7584 or by email at email@example.com. A full refund of the assessment fee will be provided in these circumstances. Candidates are unable to withdraw and obtain a full refund via the Pearson VUE portal, therefore you must call Pearson VUE’s customer services number in the first instance. Please note that Pearson VUE staff are unable to accept bank details by email.
Candidates who were booked to undertake the assessment with the benefit of exemptions granted by the SRA or who had agreed reasonable adjustments for the assessment should not contact Pearson VUE. Instead, please contact ourselves by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: MCT cancellation/Exemption/Reasonable Adjustment.
The process of making full refunds requires manual processing to override the imposition of the withdrawal charges which would otherwise apply under the Standard Terms and Conditions. The process is therefore time-consuming. We request your patience in awaiting your refund.
In order to enable staff to process your refund, we will be prioritising this activity and we will not be able to respond to telephone enquiries at this time.
5. Future MCT assessments
At present, candidates whose assessments are cancelled will need to book for the July 2021 MCT in due course, subject to the availability of places. Candidates should follow the normal process explained on our website.
We sincerely regret the disruption and uncertainty of recent weeks caused by the escalation of the pandemic in the UK and elsewhere. We understand that any cancellations, however arising, will be a cause of disappointment for candidates. We will aim to assist candidates with any queries where we can, as outlined above.