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Assessment Day Arrangements

OSCE Assessment Days

  • Where is the assessment centre and at what time should I arrive?

    An email confirming your booking, the assessment dates and the location of the assessment centre is sent out shortly before the booking deadline.

    Joining Instructions containing details of your report time are sent by email about 2 weeks before the assessment.

    All of our centres are located in central London within easy reach of Kings Cross Underground station by public transport.

    Note:

    • Candidates should read each of the Joining Instructions emails carefully as the assessment centres and report times for each part of the OSCE are different.
    • It is essential that candidates arrive on time on each day of the OSCE. Latecomers are not permitted to enter any assessment.
  • What happens between arrival at the assessment centre and the start of the assessment?

    On each day candidates are required to:

    • Deposit all personal possessions in store as directed (see below);
    • Produce and hand in their required identification (see OSCE ID and Security);
    • Register for the assessment day;
    • Go through ID and Security Checks during which Kaplan staff will carry out a visual inspection of any eyewear;
    • Sign a Fit to Sit Declaration; and
    • Collect their identification badge.

    The identification badges must be worn at all times whilst candidates are in the assessment centre.

    After the security check candidates are not permitted to leave the assessment centre until released at the end of their assessment day.

    In addition candidates are:

    • Briefed on each element of the assessment;
    • Required to sign a consent form confirming that they:
      • Are bound by the Assessment Regulations; and
      • Understand the confidential nature of the assessment.
  • Can I:

    • Take any personal possessions into the assessment?
    • Get access to any of my personal possessions during the OSCE assessment day?

    No. All personal possessions, including mobile phones, other electronic devices, watches, pens, wallets and purses, must remain in store throughout each assessment day. Candidates are escorted to the collection point at the end of the day.

  • Are there any permitted materials? Can I use my own pen? Will I have a calculator if I need it?

    There are no permitted materials in the OSCE. Candidates may not use any of their own equipment. Candidates are provided with all necessary materials and equipment, including pens and calculators.

  • Can I leave the assessment rooms during the assessment?

    No. Only during the scheduled breaks.

  • If I finish early can I leave immediately?

    No. Candidates are not permitted to leave the assessment centres until released at the end of each of assessment day. Please take this into account when making travel arrangements or other plans for later in the day. If in doubt, candidates should travel on the day after the end of the OSCE assessment.

    For further information on the length of the assessment days see the information specific to each part of the OSCE below.

Specific to OSCE Part 1

  • Is there a dress code for OSCE Part 1?

    Given the nature of the assessment, we would ask candidates to wear clothing suitable for a business environment.

    We recommend candidates to bring a warm item of clothing (e.g. a scarf) that can be removed easily in the assessment room. Whilst most candidates find the temperature at the assessment centre comfortable, this gives candidates the option of making individual adjustments.

  • Are refreshments provided?

    Water is available in the assessment rooms.

    Light refreshments are available in the break. We regret that we are unable to cater for special dietary requirements.

  • Should I bring any refreshments?

    Candidates should bring refreshments if it is recommended in your Joining Instructions email – this is determined by your report time.

  • What time does each OSCE Part 1 assessment day end?

    Each assessment day is approximately 4.5 hours long (from your report time). Candidates are required to be in attendance throughout that period and cannot leave the assessment centre earlier. The assessment starts approximately 1 hour after your report time.

    The assessment itself is 2 hours long on each day but additional time is needed to:

    • Maintain the security of the assessment;
    • Register candidates and undertake security checks;
    • Brief candidates;
    • Move candidate groups between assessment rooms; and
    • Allow a break between the assessment stations.

Specific to OSCE Part 2

  • Can I get temporary access to Lexis Library and Westlaw before the assessment?

    Yes. See OSCE Part 2.

  • Is there a dress code for OSCE Part 2?

    No. However, we recommend candidates to bring a warm item of clothing (e.g. a scarf) that can be removed easily in the assessment room. Whilst most candidates find the temperature at the assessment centre comfortable, this gives candidates the option of making individual adjustments.

  • Should I bring any refreshments?

    Refreshments are not provided.

    Candidates may bring bottled water into the assessment. No other refreshments are permitted in the assessment room.

    Due to the timetabling of your assessment you may be recommended to bring a sandwich style (cold) lunch with you. This will be communicated on your joining instructions.

  • What if the IT goes wrong?

    In the event of technical difficulties during the assessment, candidates may be recalled on the day following the end of OSCE Part 2 (the Reserve Day). See your Joining Instructions email for the date.

  • What time does each OSCE Part 2 assessment day end?

    Each assessment day is approximately 4.5 to 5 hours long (from your report time). Candidates are required to be in attendance throughout that period and cannot leave the assessment centre earlier. The assessment briefing starts approximately 1 hour after your report time.

    The assessment itself is 2 hours 15 minutes long on each day but additional time is needed to:

    • Maintain the security of the assessment;
    • Register candidates and undertake security checks;
    • Brief candidates;
    • Log onto and log off from each element of the assessment; and
    • Re-set the assessment rooms
  • When will I get my results?

    Guidance will be available on the Results page 1 – 2 weeks before the relevant assessment.

  • How are the results sent out?

    By email

    By providing an email address to Kaplan QLTS candidates are deemed to have consented to having their results emailed to that address.

    Any candidates wishing to change their email address must contact us by emailing qlts@kaplan.com.

  • What language/layout will the keyboard be?

    All keyboards are the United Kingdom layout (QWERTY).

General FAQs

Preliminary Issues

  • I want to check whether my existing jurisdiction is recognised.

    Candidates with queries about jurisdictions must contact the SRA. The SRA’s website contains useful information about jurisdiction. See the key features and QLTS pages.

  • I think my existing qualifications exempt me from some elements of the QLTS assessment. How do I confirm this?

    The SRA’s website explains what candidates should do to check whether they may claim an exemption from elements of the QLTS assessment.

  • What are the English Language requirements?

    See the SRA website for full information.

  • Does Kaplan QLTS offer a training course?

    As the sole authorised assessment provider for the SRA, Kaplan is not authorised to provide training courses for preparing candidates to attempt the QLTS.

  • Can Kaplan QLTS recommend a training course?

    As the sole authorised assessment provider for the SRA, Kaplan is not authorised to recommend any training courses.

QLTS Contact Details

  • I want to book an assessment.

    See Booking

  • I have some individual needs and may need reasonable adjustments to enable me to sit the QLTS assessment. Who do I contact?

    See our information on Reasonable Adjustments.

Assessment Regulations and Policies

  • I want to read the Assessment Regulations.

    The Assessment Regulations are available on our website.

  • I want to read the Marking and Moderation policy.

    All policies are available on the Kaplan QLTS website. See our Policies.

Arriving at a QLTS Assessment

  • Where is the Assessment Centre and what time should I arrive?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

Identification and Security

  • What ID do I need to bring to each QLTS assessment?

  • Do I have to bring the same items every day of each assessment?

    Yes.

  • I have recently changed my name. Do I need to bring any evidence of that to the assessment?

    Yes. See Booking.

Registration at QLTS Assessment and Personal Possessions

  • What happens between arrival at the assessment centre and the start of the assessment?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • Can I take any personal possessions into the assessment?

    No. For further information please see 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • What about my medication?

    Candidates may have access to medication in all QLTS assessment centres. Candidates who anticipate that they may need access to medication during the MCT should contact Kaplan QLTS at qltsassessments@kaplan.co.uk. See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment for further details.

Assessment Arrangements

  • What materials can I bring into the QLTS assessments?

    There are no permitted materials for the QLTS assessments. Candidates are supplied with all the necessary equipment including pens, calculators and any other materials. See also 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • Is there a dress code for the QLTS assessments?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • Can I leave the assessment rooms during the assessment?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • If I finish early can I leave immediately?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • Are refreshments provided?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • What time does my assessment day end?

    See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

Results

See 'Assessment Days' for the relevant assessment.

  • When will I get my results?

    Guidance will be available on the Results page 1 – 2 weeks before the relevant assessment.

  • How are the results sent out?

    By email

    By providing an email address to Kaplan QLTS candidates are deemed to have consented to having their results emailed to that address.

    Any candidates wishing to change their email address must contact us by emailing qlts@kaplan.com

Terms and Conditions

  • I am not feeling well; I may need to cancel my assessment. Will I get a refund of the fee?