The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)

QLTS provides a route for lawyers from other recognised jurisdictions, and barristers from England and Wales to qualify as solicitors of England and Wales.


Kaplan QLTS is the sole authorised assessment provider for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of assessments under the QLTS. The QLTS assessment comprises 2 parts, a Multiple Choice Test (MCT) and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Candidates must pass the MCT before enrolling for the OSCE. The MCT is delivered online in conjunction with Pearson VUE.

Fit to Sit

Candidates should be aware that a “Fit to Sit” Policy is in operation for all assessments. Candidates are required to make a declaration at the beginning of all assessments that they are fit to sit the assessment. Candidates who are unwilling to make the declaration will be unable to take the assessment. A candidate who is unable to attend or take an assessment on medical grounds remains liable for the full assessment fee unless they are able to provide appropriate medical evidence. Medical evidence must be provided within 10 working days following the assessment date. Before sitting an assessment candidates will also be asked to agree to be bound by the Kaplan QLTS assessment rules and to agree to maintain confidentiality regarding the assessment.

Further details about the assessment, the assessment regulations and all Kaplan QLTS policies are available on the Kaplan QLTS website.


You can book a place on the MCT through Pearson Vue either online via this webpage or by telephone through the Pearson Customer Service Centre. Before you can book your place with Pearson VUE you need to have registered with Kaplan QLTS for the assessment.

Last updated 2018-12-04