Changes to the QLTS Approved

changes to the qlts assessments

The Legal Services Board has approved the SRA’s proposed amendments and changes to the QLTS Regulations.

A summary of the amendments is as follows:

  • Remove the need for QLTS candidates, other than those with exemption from part of the exam, to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the SRA prior to sitting the QLTS assessments
  • Remove the requirement for non-EEA/EU candidates to provide separate evidence of standards of English language skills as a condition of eligibility to take the QLTS assessment
  • Remove the requirement to complete the QLTS assessments within a 5 year period
  • Remove the maximum number of assessment attempts available to a QLTS candidate

The changes outlined above are effective immediately.

To learn more how these changes can affect your prospects of taking the QLTS assessments and qualifying as an English solicitor, contact us today for a free consultation with one of our QLTS advisors.