We believe that studying for the OSCE assessment requires more than simply reading through textbooks or attending a course similar to what you were used to in your law degree studies.
Generally speaking, preparation for the OSCE assessment consists of several stages:
Stage I – Understanding the Style, Format and Procedures of the OSCE
Your study tools: OSCE Exam Day Resources
Stage II – Studying the Substantive and Procedural Law
Your study tools: OUP textbooks, practice areas summaries, flash cards, and OSCE Video Library. You will also need to have general knowledge of some of the legal areas you have studied in the MCT assessment: contract, torts, criminal law, financial services, professional conduct, money laundering and taxation.
Stage III – Learning and Understanding the Five Skills
Your study tools: QLTS Skills Online (a textbook and interactive exercises), Legal Skills Video Workshops (including the drafting tutorials and LexisLibrary and Westlaw guides).
Stage IV – Developing and Practising Your Legal Skills
Your study tools: Kaplan sample questions and suggested solutions, up to 250 mock exams for self-assessment. Candidates who are signed up for the Advantage or Premium Course will also have the opportunity to undertake mock practice stations with personal tutor feedback.