About Kaplan

Who we are & what we stand for.

We design and deliver world-leading professional assessments. The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) provides the sole route for lawyers qualified in another jurisdiction to qualify as solicitors of England and Wales.  Kaplan has run the QLTS on behalf of the solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) since its inception in 2011.

In 2018, we were appointed as the independent assessment organisation for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) which has now received Legal Services Board approval and will be introduced in 2021. This will become the sole route to qualifying as a Solicitor of England and Wales and be taken by upwards of 13,000 candidates per year. QLTS will continue to run until 2022.

We are part of the Kaplan group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse education and assessment providers. We operate in over 30 countries and maintain relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges and universities, professional bodies and over 10,000 businesses.  Our vast breadth and scope in terms of both capabilities and assets sets us apart.

As an employer, we work hard to make sure this a great place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or other belief, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood. If you require any adjustments, or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly and we’ll do our best to help.

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How you’ll help us succeed

This is a challenging, influential and varied role. Working closely with the SQE Academic Director and the academic team, it offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the academic team responsible for establishing, operating, improving and growing a major new licensing examination. 

You’ll help us to deliver world-leading assessments by leading a team of SQE Subject Heads in developing questions for the SQE2 oral and written assessments, and for the QLTS until it finishes in 2022. You will liaise with key stakeholders in preparing for delivery of the assessments and take forward development of the assessments in order to improve accuracy and reliability. 

You will join an existing academic team comprising the Academic Director, Academic Head SQE1, SQE2 Deputy Academic Heads and Subject Heads SQE1 and 2 in various disciplines to contribute to the content, quality and delivery of the QLTS and SQE assessments.