Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS)
QLTS exam is administered by the Kaplan. You will be taking examination in 2 parts. You will be attending exam over a day in the said parts. The exam is designed to assess your fundamental knowledge of English Law on the syllabus mentioned below in the first part which is called MCT (Multiple Choice Test). In MCT you will be given 180 scenario multiple choice questions see SAMPLE MCT PAGE HERE. In second part you will be examined clinically where you will attempt to advice on a legal scenario and also present your self, this part is called OSCE and TLST, see a SAMPLE OSCE and TLST PAGE HERE.
The QLTS exam will test your fundamental knowledge of English law and practice skills to justify whether you will be able to practice as English Solicitor. The exam is formatted for test of theoretical knowledge of English Law through MCQs and practical skills through presentation, both writing and oral.
At BCPS QLTS Course we attempt to provide best training for both parts and have specially designed notes with key points, see a sample notes here. All the study is conducted online with live lecture and online practice. For OSCE and TLST we provide free memberships of Lexis and West Law. Students are provided Live tutor support with feed back. Further, our student also prepare for OSCE through real work placements with the Law Firms which can be done online.
MCT (Multiple Choice Test)
In this test you will be given 180 scenario multiple choice question which will be based on 11 modules such as Contract Law, Criminal Law, Law of Torts, Property Law etc., for full list see below. SRA will only asses your fundamental knowledge within these areas. The exam will be conducted in 1 day. You will attempt 90 Questions in Morning and 90 Questions in Evening with a break in between.
With BCPS QLTS Course you can train your self online by attempting the similar format questions which are over 3000 in number.
OSCE & TLST (Objective Structured Clinical Exam)
From January 2014, TLST will be merged in OSCE exam. OSCE is divided into 2 parts which will be examined in more than 1 day. In Part 1 of the OSCE you will be examined for client interview and advocacy (our OSCE advocacy unit is comprised of live training in virtual rooms, see a virtual room here. You will work with your tutor individually). In Part 2 you will be examined for legal research, legal drafting and writings skills, you will be provided free membership of Lexis and West Law. The OSCE syllabus is comprised of three area of practice ; Business Law, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation and Property Law (Conveyancing, Wills, Probate), see full syllabus below.
OSCE can be best trained online as it involves the computer skills and also online legal research. BCPS have developed full mechanism for this training. You will be provided full tutor support in real time online, with feed back on writings, white board sharing, virtual rooms advocacy training, how to use Lexis and West Law etc.
The Exam Rules ;
1. It is an unseen examination, no material is allowed in Examination Center. Online legal research facility will be provided and you would be able to access only Lexis and West Law Websites.
2. You would need to pass MCT in order to proceed to OSCE.
3. You can attempt exams 3 times within 5 years of Eligibility Certificate duration. If you want to attempt more than 3 times you would need to wait for the expiry of your EC.
4. There is no requirement of training contract or experience after exam.
MCT Syllabus (QLTS Part 1)
A1 Knowledge of the jurisdiction, authority and procedures of the legal institutions and professions that initiate, develop, interpret and apply the law of England and Wales and the European Union
A2 Knowledge of applicable constitutional law and judicial review processes
A3 Knowledge of the rules of professional conduct, including the SRA Accounts Rules
A4 Knowledge of the regulatory and fiscal frameworks within which business, legal and financial services transactions are conducted
A5 Understanding of contract law
A6 Understanding of torts
A7 Understanding of criminal law
A8 Understanding of property law
A9 Understanding of Equitable rights and obligations
A10 Understanding of Human Rights
A11 Understanding of the laws applicable to business structures and the concept of legal personality
OSCE Syllabus (QLTS Part 2)
C1 Ability to establish business structures and transfer businesses OSCE & TLST
C2 Ability to seek resolution of civil and criminal matters
C3 Ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests
C4 Ability to obtain a grant of probate and administer an estate
C5 Ability to draft legal documentation to facilitate the above transactions and matters
C6 Ability to plan and progress transactions and matters expeditiously and with propriety
D1 Knowledge of the legal services market
D2 Knowledge of commercial factors affecting legal practice
D3 Ability to undertake factual and legal research using paper and electronic media
D4 Knowledge to use technology to store, retrieve and analyse information
D5 Knowledge to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with clients, colleagues and other professionals
D6 Ability to advocate a case on behalf of a client
D7 Ability to exercise solicitors' rights of audience
D8 Ability to recognise clients' financial, commercial and personal priorities and constraints
D9 Ability to exercise effective client relationship management skills
D10 Ability to act appropriately if a client is dissatisfied with advice or services provided
F1 Knowledge of the values and principles upon which the rules of professional conduct have been developed
F2 Ability to behave professionally and with integrity
F3 Ability to identify issues of culture, disability and diversity
F4 Ability to respond appropriately and effectively to the above issues in dealings with clients, colleagues and others from a range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds
F5 Ability to recognise and resolve ethical dilemmas