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 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.
Breaches of QLTS Assessment Regulations, SRA Principles and SRA Code of Conduct
We have been made aware of rumours that some candidates plan to attempt to cheat during the March/April 2022 OSCE assessment. Candidates are reminded that attempting to pass on, or to receive, information from other candidates about the assessment is a breach of the QLTS Assessment Regulations and a contravention of the SRA Principles and the SRA Code of Conduct. Candidates are also warned that attempts to sabotage the performance of fellow candidates by the dissemination of false or misleading information are also a breach of the SRA Principles and SRA Code of Conduct.
All candidates are reminded of the SRA Principles and in particular the principles of honesty and integrity. Further, candidates are advised of the SRA Code of Conduct and the obligation in Paragraph 7 and in particular 7.7: “You report promptly to the SRA or another approved regulator, as appropriate, any facts or matters that you reasonably believe are capable of amounting to a serious breach of their regulatory arrangements by any person regulated by them (including you).”
If candidates become aware of such attempts, the SRA Code of Conduct requires that they should be reported promptly to the SRA. They should also be reported immediately in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports should be supported by evidence including screen shots where appropriate.
Candidates are also reminded of the QLTS Assessment Regulations and are referred to the provisions governing Cheating and Improper Conduct. Where a finding of cheating or improper conduct is made the candidate will fail the assessment and the matter will be reported to the SRA.
Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the government requirements.
The UK government has recently announced changes to the quarantine requirements for those who are arriving into the UK from abroad. We strongly recommend that candidates monitor all and any changes which may impact upon their plans for the OSCE assessment. Kaplan QLTS will also monitor the situation. If there are any changes which may impact upon the OSCE assessments, we will email candidates who have confirmed bookings directly in due course.
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 contact us before the assessment 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 traveling 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 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.