OSCE - Objective Structured Clinical Examination Overview

OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) Overview

Important notice regarding the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) and the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)​

26/03/21: 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 SQE will create a single, national licensing examination to ensure consistency in achievement of the high standards of the assessment.

The new SQE pathway to qualification will be introduced in September 2021, with the first available SQE 1 assessment sitting in November 2021. The first sitting for the SQE 2 assessment will take place in April 2022.

Please note: Law training Centre are no longer accepting enrolments onto our MCT or OSCE courses. To continue your qualification journey with Law Training Centre, we encourage you to read more about our SQE1 Prep and SQE2 Prep courses. 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:


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 sqe@sra.org.uk 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.

Exam Structure

This is the second of the two assessments you must pass to complete your QLTS.

  • This course is taught online with access to resources and tutors.
  • Exams take place globally at designated test centres.
  • Unless you are granted an exemption, you must pass the MCT before taking the OSCE.
  • This course meets the needs of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which decides who can practice law in England and Wales. It has been designed by experts.
    Our learning objective: to give you the knowledge, preparation and confidence to pass your assessments and to put you decisively on the path to practicing law in England and Wales.

    Course fees for OSCE

    Fee structure applicable from January 2019
    Objective Structured Clinical Examination. This is the second of the two assessments you must pass to complete your QLTS. Unless you are granted an exemption, you must pass the MCT before taking the OSCE.

    What will I learn?

    You will learn the six practical legal skills that the OSCE assesses. These are:

  • Client interviews for each of the three practice areas below
  • Completion of attendance notes/case analysis for each of the three practice areas below
  • Advocacy/oral presentation for each of the three practice areas below
  • Legal drafting for each of the three practice areas below
  • Legal research for each of the three practice areas below
  • Legal writing for each of the three practice areas below
  • Your tailored course options

    Our QLTS is taught in Standard and Plus packages.

    Plus gives expertise and personal support to students who want exam/assessment practice and who value unlimited tutor support.

    Standard is for those who are confident in their exam techniques but who need to specialist knowledge to pass the QLTS, which is comprised of two parts: MCT and OSCE.
    Our approach at Law Training Centre is to use a blend of learning. This means:

  • Expert tutors. We use lawyers to train lawyers.
  • Best possible online learning systems and resources.
  • Individual student plans.

  • Please note you may also be exempt from having to study certain topics within the OSCE. This will be decided by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). For more on how this works please see QLTS course requirements.

    What will I need before I get started?

    To study your online course, you will need the following:
    Minimum Hardware Requirements:
  • Computer / laptop / Google Chromebook / Apple MacBook
  • Keyboard and a mouse or another pointing device
  • Broadband connection with 10 Mbps average speed
  • An Ethernet cable for maintaining internet stability
  • Working microphone, either internal or external
  • Webcam with 320 x 240 VGA resolution, either internal or external
  • Minimum System Requirements:
  • Preferred Internet Browser: Google Chrome
  • Operating System: Windows 7+ / macOS 10.11+ / Chrome 58+
  • Free RAM: 2GB
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Pentium / Intel / ARM
  • Free disk space: 1GB
  • We are here to help. If you have any questions on the above, please contact us.

    How to apply?

    How do I enrol?

    The Law Training Centre accepts applications throughout the year so that learners can start when it suits them most.

    You can request an enrolment form by completing our form. Once completed, you will receive the form directly to the email address you provide.

    Please fill in the enrolment form and return it to info@ltckent.co.uk

    To ensure your enrolment is processed as quickly as possible, please make sure that you read the form carefully, and fill out all the required boxes. If you need any help or have questions, please contact us on 0330 088 8495 or info@ltckent.co.uk

    What happens after I send my enrolment form?

    Once received, your enrolment will be processed by our Student Services Team. If there are any queries at this stage, we will contact you.
  • Invoicing:
    We will issue your invoice according to your chosen option – either self–sponsored or firm-sponsored. If you are paying by instalments, a separate Direct Debit mandate email will be sent out for you to complete online, you will need to set up both the Direct Debit and complete the initial payment. Once the invoice has been paid (or the Direct Debit set up if applicable) please notify us by return email.
  • Payment options:
    You can pay by bank transfer to our account or by card using the payment link on your invoice.
  • Course Login:
    Once we have processed your payment (and received confirmation that the Direct Debit mandate has been set up if you are paying by instalments) and the 14-day cooling-off period has passed or has been waived, you will receive access to your course login within two working days. If it doesn’t arrive, please check your junk folder before contacting our support team on support@ltckent.co.uk
  • Why choose us?

    We are specialised legal trainers, solely focussed on the provision of legal and business training for aspiring and qualified lawyers.

    We have a deep understanding of the current legal sector and the training needs of those who work within it.

    Our course delivery is uniquely engaging, having full regard of how precious time is for those not only studying law, but also practising at the same time.

    We are here to support our students and partners by providing them with the tools to stand out from the competition and accelerate their legal career.