Additional exemptions

The QLTS assessments test your knowledge and skills of the QLTS Outcomes. To meet the Outcomes, you must demonstrate that you have the core knowledge and understanding of the law applied in England and Wales.

If you are a fully qualified Barrister of England and Wales, you may be eligible for pre-agreed exemptions from the QLTS assessments. You can apply for these by completing the Exemptions for UK lawyers and Barristers of England and Wales form.

This application is if you want to apply for exemption from any of the remaining Day One Outcomes, not covered by the pre-agreement.

The remaining Day One Outcomes are:

  • A3 – Knowledge of the rules of professional conduct including the Solicitors' Account Rules
  • A4 - Knowledge of the regulatory and fiscal framework
  • A11 – Understanding the laws applicable to business structures and the concept of legal personality.
  • C1 –The ability to establish business structures and transfer businesses
  • C3 The ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests
  • C4 The ability to obtain a grant of probate and administer an estate.

All experience you rely on must be corroborated by references from your supervisors.

If your supervisors are not solicitors, ask them for a statement outlining their skills experience and qualification. These must be relevant to your legal work.

Making your application

You will need to make your application by applying online in mySRA. First, you will need to create an account to log into mySRA

You may find it useful to have this guidance open in a separate device or browser to help you complete all the steps.

You will need to download the application and document index on the getting started page in mySRA before you can start to complete it.

When you are ready to submit your application click START APPLICATION on the Getting Started page to upload it, along with the Document Index and all supporting documents.

The application fee is £400. You will need to pay by debit or credit card at the end to complete the application.

We aim to decide within 180 days of receiving your application.

Step by step guide

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Section 3 requires you to give details of degrees and diplomas awarded in the law and practice of England and Wales, including the name of the institution, title of qualification and course details.

Add details of your experience which you are relying on to support your application.

This is the key part of your application. To grant an exemption from an outcome we must be satisfied that you have achieved the i core knowledge and understanding of the law applied in England and Wales.

When completing the assessment table:

  • Set out specific, detailed examples showing how you achieved the knowledge and understanding
  • Specify where you gained your experience
  • Cross reference your evidential documents to the outcome
  • Update the document index with your evidential documents
  • Every page must be numbered
  • All evidence must be corroborated by references.
QLTS exemption application

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While everyone's experience is unique, you must include the following evidence within your application:

  • detailed references from your supervisors to corroborate your claim to experience
  • samples of your work
  • proof of your EU/EEA/Swiss nationality and
  • a Certificate of Good Standing from the Bar dated within the last 3 months.

You may also wish to include any job descriptions that give an overview of your role and responsibilities.

Your evidence must support the Day One Outcomes that you are claiming exemption from.

You must redact all samples of your work to remove sensitive or identifying information. We will not accept non-redacted documents.

You must make sure that your referee(s) have read this information.

References must:

  • be provided for each period of experience claimed
  • be written for the purposes of this application and be dated within the last 3 months
  • be on letterheaded paper and uploaded

Referees must:

  • have supervised you directly as a general employment reference is not sufficient
  • read your application and review all supporting evidence before corroborating your experience and confirm that they have done so in their reference.
  • familiarise themselves with the Day One Outcomesand refer directly to these when providing their reference(s).
  • include examples from their direct observation of your work.

It is important that this index is completed correctly and uploaded as part of your online application.

Each piece of your evidence must be detailed here. The document numbers must be entered in section 5 in the second column headed - Evidence in support.

This index will be used by your caseworker and the assessor as part of their assessment of your application. We may not accept your application if this index is not included with your evidence or not completed correctly.

We suggest that you complete the index as you progress through the application. The number of lines is not an indication of the volume of documents you need to send.  It is for you to decide on what you think best demonstrates your work experience. You may continue on a separate sheet if necessary

The fee for this application is £400. You can pay by either credit or debit card.

How to apply

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You will need a mySRA account. Find out how to open an account.

We suggest you save a copy of your application at this point for your own records. To return to your application once you have started it, go to "My applications and documents".

Ready to apply

If you have read our step by step guide and meet the relevant criteria, you are ready to make you application.

Apply for QLTS exemptions - Exemptions from the Multiple Choice Test (MCT) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

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Find out more about exemptions if you are qualified in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

The QLTS assessments test your knowledge and skills of the QLTS Outcomes. To meet the Outcomes, you must demonstrate that you have the core knowledge and understanding of the law applied in England and Wales.

If you are a fully qualified Scottish Solicitor or Advocate, you may be eligible for pre-agreed exemptions from the QLTS assessments. You can apply for these by completing the Exemptions for UK lawyers and Barristers of England and Wales form.

This application is if you want to apply for exemption from any of the remaining Day One Outcomes, not covered by the pre agreement.

The remaining Day One Outcomes are:

  • A1 - Knowledge of the jurisdiction authority.
  • A3 - Knowledge of the rules of professional conduct including the Solicitors’ Account Rules
  • A5 - Understanding of Contract law
  • A7 - Understanding of Criminal law
  • A8 - Understanding of property law
  • A9 - Understanding of Equitable rights and obligations
  • C2 - The ability to seek resolution of civial and criminal matters.
  • C3 - The ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests
  • C4 - The ability to obtain a grant of probate and administer an estate.

All experience you rely on must be corroborated by references from your supervisors.

If your supervisors are not solicitors, ask them for a statement outlining their skills experience and qualification. These must be relevant to your legal work.

Making your application

You will need to make your application in mySRA. First, you will need to create a mySRA account.

You may find it useful to have this guidance open in a separate device or browser to help you complete all the steps.

You will need to download the application and document index on the Getting Started page in mySRA before you can complete it.

When you are ready to submit your application click START APPLICATION on the Getting Started page to upload it, along with the Document Index and all supporting documents.

The application fee is £400. You will need to pay by credit or debit card at the end to complete the application.

We aim to decide within 180 days of receiving your application.

Apply for QLTS exemptions - Exemptions from the Multiple Choice Test (MCT) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application

Step by step guide

Open all

Section 3 requires you to give details of degrees and diplomas awarded in the law and practice of England and Wales, including the name of the institution, title of qualification and course details

Add details of your experience which you are relying on to support your application.

This is the key part of your application.  To grant an exemption from an outcome we must be satisfied that you have achieved the core knowledge and understanding of the law applied in England and Wales.

When completing the assessment table:

  • Set out specific, detailed examples showing how you achieved the requirements
  • Specify where you gained your experience
  • Cross reference your evidential documents to the outcome
  • Update the document index with your evidential documents
  • Every page must be numbered
  • All evidence must be corroborated by references.

Supporting evidence

While everyone’s experience is unique, you must include the following evidence within your application:

  • detailed references from your supervisors to corroborate your claim to experience
  • samples of your work
  • proof of your EU/EEA/Swiss nationality and
  • a Certificate of Good Standing from the Law Socety of Scotland dated within the last 3 months.

You may also wish to include any job descriptions that give an overview of your role and responsibilities.

Your evidence must support the Day One Outcomes that you are claiming exemption from.

You must redact all samples of your work to remove sensitive or identifying information. We will not accept non-redacted documents.

Guidance for referees

You must make sure that your referee(s) have read this information.

References must:

  • be provided for each period of experience claimed
  • be written for the purposes of this application and be dated within the last 3 months
  • be on letterheaded paper and uploaded.

Referees must:

  • have supervised you directly as a general employment reference is not sufficient
  • read your application and review all supporting evidence before corroborating your experience and confirm that they have done so in their reference.
  • familiarise themselves with the Day One Outcomes and refer directly to these when providing their reference(s).
  • include examples from their direct observation of your work.

It is important that this index is completed correctly and uploaded as part of your application.

Each piece of your evidence must be detailed here. The document numbers must be entered in section 5 in the second column headed - Evidence in support.

This index will be used by your caseworker and the assessor as part of their assessment of your application. We may not accept your application if this index is not included with your evidence or not completed correctly.

We suggest that you complete the index as you progress through the application. The number of lines is not an indication of the volume of documents you need to send.  It is for you to decide on what you think is applicable to demonstrate your work experience. You may continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

The fee for this application is £400. You can pay via credit or debit card.

How to

Open all
You will need a mySRA account. Find out how to open an account.

We suggest you save a copy of your application at this point for your own records. 

To return to your application once you have started it, go to "My applications and documents".

Ready to apply

If you have read our step by step guide and meet the relevant criteria, you are ready to make you application.

The QLTS assessments test your knowledge and skills of the QLTS Outcomes. To meet the Outcomes, you must demonstrate that you have the core knowledge and understanding of the law applied in England and Wales.

All experience you rely on must be corroborated by references from your supervisors.

If your referees are not solicitors, ask them for a statement outlining their skills experience and qualification. These must be relevant to your legal work.

Making your application

You will need to make your application by applying online in mySRA. First, you will need to create an account to log into mySRA.

You may find it useful to have this guidance open in a separate device or browser to help you complete all the steps.

You will need to download the application and document index on the Getting Started page in mySRA before you can start to complete it.

When you are ready to submit your application click START APPLICATION on the Getting Started page to upload it, along with the Document Index and all supporting documents.

The application fee is £400. You will need to pay by credit or debit card at the end to complete the application.

We aim to decide within 180 days of receiving your application.

Step by step guide

Open all

Section 3 requires you to give details of degrees and diplomas awarded in the law and practice of England and Wales, including the name of the institution, title of qualification and course details.

Add details of your experience which you are relying on to support your application.

This is the key part of your application. To grant an exemption from an outcome we must be satisfied that you have the core knowledge and understanding of the law applied in England and Wales.

When completing the assessment table:

  • Set out specific, detailed examples showing how you achieved the requirements
  • Specify where you gained your experience
  • Cross reference your evidential documents to the outcome
  • Update the document index with your evidential documents
  • Every page must be numbered
  • All evidence must be corroborated by references.

Supporting evidence

While everyone's experience is unique, you must include the following evidence within your application:

  • detailed references from your supervisors to corroborate your claim to experience
  • samples of your work
  • proof of your EU/EEA/Swiss nationality and
  • a Certificate of Good Standing from your home bar dated within the last 3 months. This must confirm that you are qualified in a recognised jurisdiction within the EU, EAA or Switzerland.

You may also wish to include any job descriptions that give an overview of your role and responsibilities.

Your evidence must support the Day One Outcomes that you are claiming exemption from.

You must redact all samples of your work to remove sensitive or identifying information. We will not accept non-redacted documents.

Guidance for referees

You must make sure that your referee(s) have read this information.

References must:

  • be provided for each period of experience claimed
  • be written for the purposes of this application and be dated within the last 3 months
  • be submitted on letterheaded paper.

Referees must:

  • have supervised you directly as a general employment reference is not sufficient
  • read your application and review all supporting evidence before corroborating your experience and confirm that they have done so in their reference.
  • familiarise themselves with the Day One Outcomes and refer directly to these when providing their reference(s).
  • include examples from their direct observation of your work.

It is important that this index is completed correctly and uploaded as part of your online application.

Each piece of your evidence must be detailed here. The document numbers must be entered in section 5 in the second column headed - Evidence in support.

This index will be used by your caseworker and the assessor as part of their assessment of your application. We may not accept your application if this index is not included with your evidence or not completed correctly.

We suggest that you complete the index as you progress through the application. The number of lines is not an indication of the volume of documents you need to send.  It is for you to decide on what you think best demonstrates your work experience. You may continue on a separate sheet if necessary

The fee for this application is £400. You can pay via credit or debit card.

How to

Open all

You will need a mySRA account. Find out how to open an account.

We suggest you save a copy of your application at this point for your own records. 

To return to your application once you have started it, go to "My applications and documents".

Ready to apply

If you have read our step by step guide and meet the relevant criteria, you are ready to make you application.