Changes to the QLTS - 2016
A selection of changes were made to the QLTS last year, meaning that life has become easier for those who wish to take the assessment. A summary of these changes is provided below:
- Candidates wishing to take the QLTS, as long as they are not seeking exemption from a particular part of the assessment, no longer need to attain a Certificate of Eligibiilty from the Solicitors Regulation Authority before the assessments.
- Candidates who are not from the EEA/EU will no longer have to provide separate evidence of their profiency of the English Language, as the test will examine this innately.
- There will no longer be a need to complete the entire assessment within a five-year period, making life easier for those who are working part-time or in other employment.
- There will also no longer be a maximum number of attempts available to a candidate – they may attempt until they are successful.