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Practice areas summaries, 250 mock exams with model answers, 2,000+ flash cards, 100+ legal skills videos: take the OSCE exam with confidence.

Making the right decision to study with QLTS School, will save your time, money and effort. We will prepare you to pass the OSCE practical assessment on your first attempt.

Features
OSCE Course GuideThe manual includes suggested study guide and also covers the structure, methodology and marking criteria , test administration procedures, protocols and policies
Practice area summariesThe OSCE summaries include about 200 pages, and distil the essential elements of the law and practice areas tested on the OSCE
Free periodic updates for the course materialsEven if you are not sure when you will be taking the assessment, you can still start your preparation right away and get updates to the course materials on a regular basis
A series of legal research videosThe videos provide a detailed walkthrough of attempting a legal research task, from understanding the parameters of the task through to a research letter of advice or memo, using both LexisLibrary and Westlaw legal databases
2,000+ digital flash cardsThe flash cards cover the practice areas to help you reinforce your legal knowledge and understanding of the main legal principles
1,800+ multiple choice practice questionsThe MCQs cover: business law and practical aspects, Civil Procedure Rules, contract and torts disputes, Criminal Procedure Rules, offences and defenses, conveyancing, freeholds and leaseholds, planning, finance, taxation, wills, probate, estates
OSCE practice questions Each question includes multiple exercises which are based on a single scenario/case study common to that practice area
15 English writing tasksThe purpose of the tasks is to help you improve your English writing skills and demonstrate that you are able to use appropriate, clear, precise and acceptable English
Access to QLTS Skills OnlineThis feature includes more than 60 interactive exercises covering all of the five skills, complemented by video and audio material and a 130-page accompanying textbook viewable online, ensuring that you are familiar with the various skills
Access to the 100+ Legal Skills Video WorkshopsThis innovative feature contains a suite of more than 100 video workshops, spanning nearly 20 hours in total, and summaries with key points
 
Initial guidance and a tailor-made study planYou will have a consultation with a tutor following which you will receive a tailor-made study plan designed specifically to meet your personal needs and requirements
 
Mock practice stations with personal tutor feedbackThe mock stations will be conducted via Skype or Facetime and be personally marked by one of our tutors, who will provide you with feedback based on the SRA marking criteria
 
 2 mock stations
(interviewing and advocacy)
Mock exams with suggested solutions for self-assessmentThese are key to your success in the assessment - the mock exams with mode answers cover all legal practice areas and skills tested on the OSCE, and will provide ample opportunity for you to deepen your legal knowledge and hone your practical skills
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OSCE material will become available to you online shortly after completing your course application. There are no delivery charges.
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Common Questions and Answers

OSCE FAQ

We have prepared the OSCE Toolkit, a comprehensive document that will help you understand how and what you are assessed on, what you need to know, how to prepare and how to pass the OSCE assessment on your first attempt.

The OSCE practice area summaries, 250 mock exams with suggested solutions for self-assessment guides, 2,000+  digital flash cards, 1,800+ MCQs, 15 English writing tasks, Legal Skills Video Workshops, QLTS Skills Online, and dozens of OUP video lessons are available on our OSCE online training system. You will be provided with a username and password to login following your enrolment to our OSCE course.

You will be using selected LPC and skills textbooks and online resources provided by Oxford University Press (OUP) during the course. These resources also include video and audio lectures, case studies and test banks, which are only available to our candidates. There is an additional cost of £170 plus delivery for the books and online resources, payable directly to OUP.

QLTS Skills Online is a great support tool for learning the skills required on the OSCE assessment. A 100-page book viewable online which accompanies this online resource will introduce you to the concepts behind the skills, while more than 60 online interactive exercises, some featuring video and audio material, offer you another opportunity to practise the skills.

Yes. If you complete your course application online, just before the checkout page, you will be presented the option to convert the course fees from GBP to other currencies. At this present time we accept payments in these currencies: USD, EURO, ARS, AUD, BRL, CAD, CNY, HKD, INR, JPY, NZD, RUB, SGD, TRY and ZAR.

Call us any time on + 44 (0) 20 117 6077 or send us an email at info@qlts.co.uk. We will return to you very quickly with a reply to your questions.

The amount of legal content you need to master for the OSCE assessment is very large (remember – law and skills are weighted equally in the OSCE). The 2,000+ flash cards will help you revise and revisit the entire syllabus in just a few days, ensuring you remember what you have been studying and addressing those technical points that can easily be missed when recalling your knowledge during the assessment.

With the flash cards you will be able to reinforce your knowledge and understanding of the main legal principles, develop a deeper understanding of every subject area, and save substantial revision time.

We offer 250 mock exams with model answers for self-assessment (50 on each of the five practice areas), which cover all legal practice areas and skills tested on the OSCE assessment – check the OSCE matrix for more information. The mock exams provide ample opportunity for you to deepen your legal knowledge and hone your practical skills. Points to note or proposed submissions for each mock enable you to understand what is required of you and identify areas of development during their preparation. The scenarios cover a wide spectrum of the OSCE syllabus, with supporting documents to many of the questions, such as shareholders’ agreements, statements of claim, wills, lease extracts and defences. The interviewing skill exercises include instructions for both interviewer and interviewee to enable role-play for a more realistic assessment environment, together with scripts which simulate a real interview and advocacy/oral presentation.

The workshops include a suite of more than 100 videos (spanning nearly 20 hours in total), and summaries with key notes (about 70 pages). The videos on interviewing, advocacy and oral presentation includes role-play scenarios and expert tutor’s commentary and tips for success. The series of videos on legal writing and drafting are delivered by a law tutor with extensive experience in practice and cover the basic principles of English legal writing and guidance on drafting commonly used documents in various contexts you may be faced with during the assessment. The legal research presentations provide a detailed walkthrough of attempting a legal research task, from understanding the parameters of the task through to a research letter of advice or memo. You will also benefit from practical and time-saving examples of how to use both LexisLibrary and Westlaw to conduct the required research across the areas of law assessed on the OSCE. All the videos have captions to assist hearing-impaired candidates.

All legal research exam questions can be answered using either LexisLibrary or Westlaw, however each service has particular strengths, and you will save yourself invaluable time on the assessment if you are able to identify which service to use for a particular strand of research. Hence, candidates should be perfectly proficient on both databases.

By way of example, some helpful literature may be found only on LexiLibrary, such as Halsbury’s Laws of England, whereas other sources, e.g., Chitty on Contracts, is only available on Westlaw.

Please keep in mind that you are given 60 minutes to conduct the entire legal research assessment from which you are advised to devote only 45 minutes for the actual online search, where the remaining time should be used to read the question, plan your research, write your legal advice to the client, and provide the legal reasoning mentioning any key sources or authorities.

On the technical side, some candidates have found in the past that during the assessment one of the databases was suffering from technical difficulties, so being proficient on the other database could be the difference between passing and failing.

QLTS School has made special arrangements with both LexisNexis and Westlaw to exclusively allow our candidates remote access to LexisLibrary and Westlaw content, from anywhere in the world. The arrangements provide you with the opportunity to benefit from 6 months’ access for £200 (VAT is not applicable) for each of the databases (£400 in total for LexisLibrary and Westlaw).

We cannot over-stress the importance of choosing a proven, focused and established training provider when it comes to a practical assessment such as the OSCE. We are often approached by candidates who signed up with other providers’ programmes and were either unhappy with the materials received or even failed the assessment.

In other cases, candidates who failed on their first attempt may not have taken a course at all (or just bought LPC textbooks in a legal bookshop), believing that a structured and dedicated preparation course was either unnecessary or too expensive.

Simply reading textbooks is not going to prepare you for the OSCE assessment. Preparation for an assessment such as the OSCE consists of several stages: (i) understanding the style, format and procedures of the OSCE (ii) studying the substantive and procedural law (iii) learning and understanding the five skills (iv) developing and practising your legal skills (v) undertaking mock practice stations with personal tutor feedback (OSCE Premium Course only).

Legal training is no place for mistakes and false economy. You should consider the cost of failing the OSCE practical assessment.

Sitting the OSCE without a preparation course or signing up with a training provider which lacks the benefit of knowledge, experience and a proven track record of successful candidates may cost you thousands of pounds in the long run in retakes, delaying the progress of your legal career and so on. A one-off investment in thorough preparation for the OSCE assessment will spare you no end of stress, hassle and lack of confidence and certainty.

Based on our experience, a common reason for failure in the practical assessment is a lack of understanding of the SRA requirements, the level of difficulty of the assessment itself and the expectation of candidates in the OSCE assessment.

Many candidates who failed the first time report their lack of awareness of what was really required of them by the SRA, sometimes having read somewhere on the Internet that the OSCE assessment is very easy to pass and not much learning is needed, which is certainly not the case.

The scope of the syllabus of the OSCE is comprehensive. The domestic equivalent is taught over 500 teaching hours in the UK on a one-year, full-time course. In fact, you can spend days just trying to source out information and understand what is covered by the syllabus. Significant time is therefore needed to prepare and practise for the assessment.

The SRA has designed the OSCE assessment such that unless you develop and demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to apply the law in such a way as to meet their stringent criteria, you are unlikely to pass the assessment.

You will have the opportunity to attend live and interactive workshops in London on client interviewing, advocacy and oral presentations skills, which may include exercises, formal input, role plays and group interaction. The focus of the workshops is to further build your confidence and reinforce your ability to be able to speak with clarity and present yourselves in an articulate, professional and composed manner. You will be equipped with tools and techniques that you can use to reinforce your practical skills right up to the date of their assessment. The workshops are offered on a one-to-one basis or in small groups for an additional charge.

QLTS School’s OSCE tutors are drawn from qualified solicitors and barristers, senior university law lecturers, LPC tutors, and legal skills trainers. They all have the necessary experience to help you pass the OSCE. Tutor’s assistance is offered for candidates who sign up for the Premium Course.

Your personal mock practice stations with the tutor will be conducted over a period of several weeks at mutually-agreed times, whatever your location or time zone. This service is offered to candidates who sign up for the OSCE Premium Course.

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