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MCT (Multiple Choice Test)

MCT (Multiple Choice Test) Overview

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) has been replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)


The SQE has been approved by the Legal Services Board and will replace all current routes to becoming a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales – including the QLTS scheme.

The introduction of the new SQE pathway provides a single, rigorous assessment for all aspiring solicitors whether they’re in the UK or overseas. This route creates greater opportunities for more flexibility for lawyers from international territories to qualify, or dual-qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales.

The SQE provides flexibility in how you can obtain qualifying work experience and complete the necessary preparation for assessment. This will include training that makes it cheaper and more accessible for a wider range of people to qualify as solicitors.

Law training Centre are no longer offering the MCT or OSCE courses. Find out more about our range of SQE courses and the new SQE pathway  to find out how it can help you

If you would like to speak to one of our dedicated team to discuss your options and any exemptions that you may qualify for, please contact us:

[email protected] or call us on 0330 088 8495

For foreign qualified lawyers, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) offers specific guidance on their principles for admission, which varies from the average SQE candidate. You can also email [email protected] for more information and clarification.

Transitional Arrangements

The SRA will allow candidates who have passed the multiple-choice test (MCT) time to finish qualifying via the QLTS scheme. However, the SRA has made it clear that this may not be possible for some candidates due to the time limits and limited number of exam places. To read more about the arrangements and how they will affect you, visit the SRA’s website detailing the transition to SQE.


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