DIFC Academy and leading international legal education provider BARBRI have agreed to jointly deliver preparatory training for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) paving the way for attorneys in the GCC and Jordan to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales.


The QLTS is a series of tests recognised by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority of England and Wales, and is designed for foreign licensed lawyers seeking re-qualification to practice in the legal jurisdiction of both UK countries England & Wales.

QLTS Exam Stages
The QLTS Exam consists of two stages:
  • QLTS MCT – Multiple Choice Test
  • QLTS OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination

Candidates must first pass the QLTS MCT before proceeding to the QLTS OSCE.

Offered in July 2021 as the last sitting.

The QLTS MCT exam is a multiple choice test which consists of 180 multiple-choice questions. The assessment is divided into 2 sessions of 2 hours 45 minutes each, with 90 questions in each session. A break of 60 minutes is provided between the sessions during which time candidates may leave the test centre.

Kaplan QLTS is the sole authorised exam assessment provider. The actual multiple choice exam is a computer-based assessment administered by PearsonVue. Please note that, as the assessment provider, Kaplan QLTS is not authorised to provide QLTS preparation courses.

Registration is closed for the last sitting in July.

After passing QLTS MCT, you will then be eligible to apply and sit QLTS OSCE. QLTS OSCE is offered in November and May/June. 

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the governing body that determines the outcomes which candidates must demonstrate on the exam. BARBRI and the DIFC Academy always recommends that candidates visit the SRA website for any recent revisions.

Registration is open for the OSCE prep course in preparation for the November 2021 exam. The class will start on August 15, 2021

Course Fee: £2,400 (£1,950 if you have taken the MCT prep course with BARBRI)


For more information, contact Rhoda Martinez (rhoda.martinez@difc.ae)

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