Test Dates & Arrangements

Candidates are advised to book their assessment as early as possible and should note that all assessment places may be filled some time before the booking deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Candidates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please ensure that these are in place prior to the assessment, taking into account the assessment date and registration time.

There is a restricted amount of storage space available at assessment centres. Candidates are requested to bring no more than one small bag to the assessment centre.

Candidates who arrive late for an assessment will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to take the assessment.


All candidates (except those who have already passed either the old OSCE or the TLST who are subject to transitional provisions) must sit OSCE Parts 1 and 2 at the same sitting.

Candidates are advised to book their assessment as early as possible and should note that all assessment places may be filled some time before the booking deadline.

April 2022 sitting

The booking window will open at 10am UK time on 29 November 2021 and the Booking Deadline for candidates will be 5pm UK time on 7 February 2022.

Candidates are advised to complete the booking request form as soon as possible when the booking opens for each sitting.

Exam Date Location Fee (for Parts 1 & 2 together)
OSCE Part 2 23-25 March
Reserve Day 26 March
Central London £3,042 +VAT
(Total £3,650.40)
OSCE Part 1 28-30 March Central London
OSCE Part 1 1-3 April Central London

This will be the last QLTS OSCE. Please see the SRA website for details on the transitional arrangements to the SQE.

Reserve Day

In the event of technical difficulties during the assessment, candidates may be recalled on the day following the end of the OSCE Part 2 (the Reserve Day).


We will be operating at two Part 1 venues in Central London simultaneously.

In addition, at present we expect that the delivery of the OSCE will be organised in a different way from the assessments in 2020 and April and July 2021. This will also increase capacity. This will of course be subject to any limits on capacity as a result of restrictions that may be imposed in England by the Government and which may take effect at the time of the assessment.

In any event, the format and content of the assessments themselves will remain the same and you will be provided with any information needed on the day of the assessments.

Face coverings

We continue to require you to wear a face covering unless exempt (see below) at all times whilst you are present in an assessment venue for the OSCE assessment. If you do not, and you are not exempt, you could be refused entry, or asked to leave the assessment venue. If you think you are exempt you should inform us when you complete your booking request to discuss the exemption.

The latest scientific advice says that face coverings can help reduce the chance of infecting others. Your face covering must cover both your mouth and nose but can be as simple as a cloth.

Face coverings exemptions

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to, such as if:

  • You have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • Putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • You are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.

You may temporarily remove your face covering for a good reason such as if:

  • You need to remove it during your assessment to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
  • You need to eat, drink, or take medication
  • You are asked to remove your face covering for the purpose of identification checks for the assessment

Our staff

Our staff will wear a face covering if they are working in a public area, unless they are exempt for medical reasons. You may notice our staff working in non-customer facing roles without a face covering. This could include staff carrying out maintenance or who are not involved in the Kaplan QLTS OSCE assessment delivery.