QLTS Preparation courses reviews

First of all, congratulations to those of you who have passed the MCT!

Now it’s the time to give something back, I need your help.

Whether you have just passed the MCT or a newbie, or you have already completed the full QLTS process, I would ask you to share your experience while preparing for the QLTS.

Think about the information you would’ve needed when you did choose one preparation route instead of the other, and try to help a fellow QLTS candidate that is facing the same decision.

I would ask you to complete the poll below, and if you like to share any opinion in the comment box.

Think about the material, the support you received and the things that could be improved by your course provider.

All the blog readers will be extremely grateful to you, because every little peace of information helps!

Don’t be shy and be honest!

How did you study for the MCT?

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Hi! My name is Marco and I’m the guy behind PasstheQlts. As you would imagine, I graduated in Law in Italy and qualified as a solicitor in Italy and Spain. I was working in house for a retail company for the last few years in Italy, but then decided I needed a change of perspective, culture, opportunities and so on. And London was the answer to my internal struggle! I moved to London and now it’s time to set the next steps in my career. To be totally honest I knew that the only logical step, unless you are looking for a career change (yes, but what?), if you want to practice Law in the UK, is what this blog is about: to pass the QLTS Exam, the Qualified Transfer Scheme! Really, I am just a guy who has the goal to pass the QLTS Exam to build a professional career in Law in London. I will share my study plan with you, read all the possible guides, interview successful candidates and try to post everything online. Of course any help, question, comment or suggestion from you will be greatly appreciated! Best of luck! Cheers! M

14 Comments

  1. Guys, to all of you who have already voted: Please leave a brief comment about the provider, the course, the material.
    Would you recommend the course? Why?
    Thanks!

  2. I took the QLTS School for the MCT and the QLTs Advantge course for the OSCE. I absolutely do NOT recommend QLTS Advantage and am very unhappy to have invested in their services. I haven’t gotten my results so this is not related to my results, QLTS Advantage provided blatantly incorrect and outdated materials both regarding the substantive materials and the format of the exam itself.

    • Hi Tina. I am thinking of taking the QLTS Advantage course because it’s the only provider that offers live lectures. Do you think the lectures are useful? Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • I’m doing QLTS Advantage for both MCT & OSCE. I wish I had read this review beforehand, because I find the materials to be really awful. You have to read the materials on the computer, and when I asked for PDFs so that I can print out materials (I already spend 9-10/hrs a day at work staring at a screen, so I have NO interest in doing that when I get home), they gave me like 6 of the handouts and said something along the lines of “For the other stuff, you’re going to have to use Lexis or Google to learn about the case law.”

      I’m still confused as to what I am getting for the money I paid. The materials are so poorly written with typos everywhere, terrible organization and explanations, and they often just say stuff like “the factors can be found in XYZ case”. I wish I had seen this website before. I would have just bought the Oxford books and studied on my own.

      I guess I expected to receive concise outlines and explanations. How dumb of me.

      Waste of money.

  3. I took the QTLS School for both the MCT and the OSCE. The QTLS school basic materials for the MCT have a LOT of typos and sometimes a sentence or two doesn’t make sense. While you lose faith in the study materials because you’re paying approximately a thousand dollars for typos, I passed. I purchased the mid-tier OSCE materials from QTLS school for approximately $2,500 dollars. But you also have to pay approximately $400 for books (optional) and $400 for Westlaw and Lexis access for 4 months. Accordingly, you will be spending approximately $3,500 dollars at the end of the day to study by yourself with minimal feedback.

  4. I’m looking into which provider can help in the preparation of the MCT exam. I found BCPC The College of Professional Studies. Does anyone have experience with their services? Does the material come fully explained or just outline notes?

  5. I took QLTS School course for MCT and I was satisfied with the material and the mock tests provided. Yes some questions were not answered correctly but that number would be only around 5 out of around 800. I had limited time to prepare for MCT but I passed in first attempt. I felt whatever material they provided was more than sufficient. I would recommend QLTS School for MCT preparation. The only flip side is, yes, it is very expensive.

    Now Coming to OSCE- I would request someone here to advice me, if possible, I have again taken mid-tier course offered by QLTS School, however for OSCE preparation I have heard mixed reviews between QLTS School and QLTS Advantage. I know QLTS Advantage offers live videos. Can someone tell how helpful the live videos have been to people?

  6. I took QLTS School course for MCT and I was satisfied with the material and the mock tests provided. Yes some questions were not answered correctly but that number would be only around 5 out of around 800. I had limited time to prepare for MCT but I passed in first attempt. I felt whatever material they provided was more than sufficient. I would recommend QLTS School for MCT preparation. The only flip side is, yes, it is very expensive.

    Now Coming to OSCE- I would request someone here to advice me, if possible, I have again taken mid-tier course offered by QLTS School, however for OSCE preparation I have heard mixed reviews between QLTS School and QLTS Advantage. I know QLTS Advantage offers live videos. Can someone tell how helpful the live videos have been to people?

  7. I registered with the QLTS School but due to personal reasons could not proceed to actually use the online course ( it expires after 12 months of enrollment ) but I did receive the 2015 text books for the MCT. Reading the various comments, I would appreciate some feedback as to whether for those of you who studied with the QLTS School would recommend me using these books or will they be too outdated? I have also looked at the list of current books one can buy through Amazon and even there some were last published in 2013. Can anyone advise on doing the exam independently.

  8. I went with QLTS school for both MCT and OSCE. I was pleased with QLTS school for the MCT assessment (even though I would consider the questions on the exam more difficult than the practice questions provided for QLTS school).

    As for OSCE, the actual study material are the OUP books that you have to buy yourself in addition to the QLTS school pack. Westlaw/Lexis Nexis also needs to be obtained separately. When the QLTS school website refers to ‘legal research guides’, they are referring to a few videos that show how to research a specific question. Both Westlaw and Lexis provide video tutorials on their website that can teach you the same thing.
    The added value of QLTS school consists officially of tutor support, providing you with study guides, skills online exercises and mock exams.

    My experience so far (I did not yet pass the exam) is that the only thing worth the money are the mock exams, which create the exam circumstances in terms of timing limitations, and provide full sample answers. The practice area summaries are handy, the OSCE course guides are lower quality than you can expect from a GBP 1990 course and tutor support is not what it is sold to be. You get a standard answer or template as a correction, which comes down to the same as having mock exams online.

    By lack of other and better alternatives I can recommend it. I am hoping new service providers will join the market and break the monopoly, so the quality of service providers can improve.

    • Hi Laura, thanks so much for sharing your experience, it’ll be greatly beneficial to other fellow students. Do you mind if I make a post of your comment? I think it clearly deserves more visibility. Cheers, Marco

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