Existing Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme candidates

QLTS exemption applications

If you apply for a QLTS exemption, we cannot guarantee you'll be able to sit any further assessments in your preferred location or qualify as a solicitor through the QLTS scheme. There are a finite number of places and attempts left before 1 September 2021 when QLTS will be replaced by the new Solicitor Qualifying Examination. If you start on QLTS training as the scheme draws to an end, you do so at your own risk.

You can no longer apply for a full MCT exemption. This is because you must have sat the OSCE in July 2021 at the latest in order to qualify through QLTS scheme and bookings for this sitting have now closed.

Covid-19 impact on QLTS assessments

The up to date and authoritative position is available on Kaplan's website.

We will be introducing a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This will replace the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) QLTS on 1 September 2021.

Already started qualifying through QLTS?

Take a look at the transition to the SQE pages below for more information on how you will qualify.

We will be introducing a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This will replace the QLTS on 1 September 2021.

Read the full regulations