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 MCQs. 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.