Individual training and practical guidance for solicitors qualifying exam ‘QLTS OSCE’

QLTS OSCE

What is QLTS OSCE?

QLTS OSCE is the second, but most difficult part of the alternative route to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales, under Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme or QLTS. In order to become eligible for the OSCE, candidates must first pass a multiple choice test (MCT) (limited exceptions apply). The exam was previously known as Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT).

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Success Stories

About OSCEsmart

OSCEsmart is an online course initially developed by Dr Olga Pogrebennyk, who obtained her LLB, LPC and LLM from Nottingham Law School and went on to pass the QLTS with distinction. Dr Pogrebennyk decided to carefully design a cost-effective resource which would be pragmatic, affordable, and simple in order to help others to succeed in the OSCE. This unique methodology is adopted in order to understand the substantive law, practice areas and individual training of the candidates’ skills while remaining close to the exam conditions. Our successful candidates join the course as OSCE tutors (tutoring-solicitors) and harness their first-hand experience to assist other candidates in preparing for the exam. All together, we call it OSCEsmart.

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Course overview

OSCE Preparation

The QLTS OSCE is a very practical exam, where the candidates are assessed based on a real solicitor’s practice conditions. In particular, they should demonstrate their ability to:

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How we do it

Cost and Packages

Knowing the OSCE firsthand, we understand the time and costs involved in taking the exam. This is why we aim to keep our prices fair and moderate and encourage you to customize your QLTS OSCE preparation. In this way, you can purchase only the services you need, thereby using the resources we provide to suit your goals and budget. Please see below our prices for 2020 and 2021. 

£60 –  An online Mock Client Interview with one-to-one mock client feedback based on the SRA and QLTS Kaplan marking criteria and outcomes

£110 – A handwritten Attendance Note or Case Analysis as a follow-up to a Mock Client Interview, individually marked up and provided with commentaries

£35 – A typed suggested answer without individual marking as a follow-up to a Mock Client Interview

£110 – A letter of advice (Legal Writing) either a separate mock stations or as a follow-up to a Mock Client Interview, individually marked up and provided with commentaries. 

£110 –  An online Mock Advocacy/Presentation session with one-to-one mock client feedback based on the SRA and QLTS Kaplan marking criteria and outcomes

£110 –  An online Legal Research exercise with tailored feedback and tips, as well as marked up record sheet

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OSCE packages

To sign up for the OSCE Smart Course, please submit the Question Form on the left or email us at: sales@qltsosce.co.uk

Package ‘All In’  £1600 

  • Study Group

  • 5 Mock Interviews + 3 handwritten or typed individually marked + suggested answer and 2 only given suggested answer Attendance Notes/Case Analysis;

  • 5 Mock Advocacy/Presentation sessions;  

  • 1 Legal Writing Mock Station

  • 1 Research Mock Station

  • 1 Drafting Mock Station

Package ‘Budget’  £800

  • Study Group

  • 2 Mock Interviews + 1 Handwritten Attendance Note/Case Analysis

  • 1 Mock Advocacy/Presentation station

  • 1 Legal Writing Mock Station

Package ‘Double’  £2000

  • Study Group

  • 10 Mock interviews + Attendance Notes / Case Analysis (5 handwritten or typed individually marked + suggested answer and 5 only given suggested answer)

  • 6 Mock Advocacy/Presentation sessions

  • 1 Legal Writing Mock Station

  • 1 Research Mock Station

  • 1 Drafting Mock Station

Package ‘Extra1’  £320

  • 1 Legal Writing Mock Station

  • 1 Research Mock Station

  • 1 Drafting Mock Station

Package ‘Extra2’  £630

  • 2 Legal Writing Mock Station

  • 2 Research Mock Station

  • 2 Drafting Mock Station

Package ‘Extra3’  £940

  • 3 Legal Writing Mock Stations

  • 3 Research Mock Stations

  • 3 Drafting Mock Stations

LPC Package

£1000

  • Study group

  • 3 Mock Interviews + Attendance Notes/Case Analysis (3 handwritten or typed individually marked); and

  • 3 Mock Advocacy/Presentation stations

  • 1 Legal Writing Mock Station

  • 1 Research Mock Station

  • 1 Drafting Mock Station

‘Study Group’ – an integral part of each OSCEsmart package except ‘Diagnostic’ pack

  • Access to all video lectures and concise lecture notes on Business, Property; Probate; Civil and Criminal Litigation (6-9 lectures in each practice area)

  • Access to all lectures on skills: Drafting and Writing; Research; Interview; Advocacy (Drafting lectures also offer drafting and writing mock questions and suggested answers)

  • 10 Sample Research Mock Stations (for self-assessment, against other candidates’ answers) via Google Class

  • 5 seminars OSGSs on application of law to factual scenarios: one per practice area; and

  • Group facilities: Facebook Group; Google Class, online class with lecture-based flashcards
     

Resitters

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger,

Friedrich Nietzsche

Common reasons of failure:

  • Overestimation of your readiness and underestimation of OSCE standards   

  • Poor exam techniques and misunderstanding of OSCE marking criteria

  • Poor performance at particular skill-part(s)  

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LPC Graduates 

MCT Exemption

LPC graduates are entitled to be exempt from QLTS MCT. However, in order to proceed with the OSCE, you still formally need to obtain a decision from the SRA confirming the exemption.

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To sign up for the OSCE Smart Course, please submit the Question Form on the left or email us at: sales@qltsosce.co.uk

Important legal notice: Please note, we track users attempting to sign in with alternate credentials, from unusual places or at strange times. By using our services, you expressly agree not to provide access to OSCEsmart materials to any third party.

You acknowledge that if you breach, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have breached this provision, OSCEsmart may terminate or suspend your right to use its materials. Being an intellectual property infringement, such behaviour is deemed to be dishonest and against the Theft Act 1968, and as such will be reported to the SRA which may adversely affect your future admission.