Research Shows QLTS Candidates Preparing with QLTS School Twice as Likely to Pass MCT Assessment
LONDON, UK (23 December, 2014) – QLTS School, the premier provider of preparation courses and consulting services for the QLTS assessments reports today about new research which shows that the success rate of international lawyers preparing for the Multiple Choice Test (MCT) element of the QLTS with one of QLTS School’s MCT Training Courses is twice as high—or more—compared to non-QLTS School candidates.
The comprehensive and independent research, conducted by ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), examined the relative success of MCT candidates that prepare for the assessment using one of QLTS School’s MCT Training Courses, compared to candidates that use self-study or support from elsewhere.
The research focused on three consecutive sittings of the MCT assessment, between February 2013 and February 2014. The findings show that three quarters of candidates that pass the MCT prepare using one of QLTS School MCT Training Courses. Overall, international lawyers preparing for the MCT using a QLTS School’s MCT Training Course are twice as likely—or more—to pass the MCT compared to non-QLTS School candidates, while the vast majority of QLTS School’s MCT candidates pass the assessment on their first attempt.
The QLTS (also known as the ‘Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme’) is the official transfer scheme of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales, since it was launched in 2010.
The QLTS route consists of two assessments: the MCT and the OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), with no experience or training requirement for applicants to complete. The scheme is open to lawyers from more than 100 jurisdictions, such as the USA, European Union countries, Australia, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, China, Japan, India and many others.
Taylor Hannon at QLTS School commented: “The research findings support our view that QLTS School’s MCT Training Courses offer the most comprehensive and effective materials to prepare QLTS candidates for the MCT assessment, and provide them with the best chance of passing on their first attempt. Our view is also supported by our many QLTS success stories and video interviews with past candidates which demonstrate how our courses have helped hundreds of international lawyers to become dual-qualified English solicitors.’
About QLTS School
QLTS School, based in London, is the premier provider of QLTS courses and consulting services for the QLTS assessments, the fast track route for foreign lawyers to qualify as English solicitors. The company offers courses for the two assessments of the QLTS: Multiple Choice Test (MCT) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The course programme is based on comprehensive textbooks, video tutorials, extensive online resources and tutor support and is accessible to lawyers both within and outside the UK. To learn more about QLTS School, visit www.QLTS.co.uk or www.QLTS.com.