Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
Preparatory Programme


Ireland will soon be the only English speaking country within the European Union. Many EU qualified lawyers now wish to become Irish qualified in order to fill the gap created by the UK’s departure from the EU.

If you are a national of a Member State of the European Union and are qualified to practise as a lawyer in your home Member State, you may be able to register as a foreign qualified solicitor under the Establishment Directive (98/5/EC).

The QLTT therefore is a fast-track route for qualification as a solicitor in Ireland for international lawyers. The programme is administered by the Law Society of Ireland.

 QLTT Assessment

The QLTT assessments comprise of six papers and one oral examination in Professional Conduct. (Depending on their home qualification, certain applicants may have exemptions from all or some of these subjects). The purpose of the assessments is to ensure that all candidates who qualify as solicitors have the knowledge, skills and ability necessary to perform their role competently and ethically.

City Colleges recognises that those who come on our QLTT Preparatory Course will already be qualified lawyers in other jurisdictions. We have therefore created an executive online offering of classes for the modern busy lawyer, coupled with subject specific manuals to ensure your success in these examinations – however many subjects you need to sit.

Our Tutors

Our Law School tutors and administrative staff have many years of experience in delivering professional preparatory courses for entrance to both the Law Society of Ireland (Solicitors) and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Barristers) and are here to provide you with the best advice and training on your QLTT journey.

The Test

This examination is offered by the Law Society twice every year usually in June/July and October/November. Each examination paper may comprise problem or essay type questions or a combination of both. The pass mark for each examination is 50%.  Every candidate for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test must first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the Education Committee to sit the Test. The Education Committee will also determine on receipt of the appropriate application form and documentation, what subject or subjects the applicant is required to take.

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Our QLTT Programmes

QLTT Executive Programme

The Executive programme includes comprehensive manuals for each subject and continuous on-line access to course tutors for queries and/or corrections

Executive Programme Cost:
· Papers 1-4 – €395 per paper
· Paper 5 – €295
· Paper 6 – €395
· Oral Examination – €145
· Full Course – €2,100

Paper 1 – Constitutional Law & Electives – Criminal Law or Company Law – 2.5 hours per subject (5 hours per paper)


Paper 2 – The Law of Contract & The Law of Tort – 2.5 hours per subject (5 hours per paper)


Paper 3 – Land Law & Conveyancing – (5 hours per paper)


Paper 4 – Probate & Taxation – 2.5 hours per subject (5 hours per paper)


Paper 5 – Solicitors Accounts – 2.5 hours per subject (2.5 hours per paper)


Paper 6 – European Union Law – 4 hours (4 hours)


Oral Examination – Professional Conduct – 2 hours (2 hours)

QLTT Platinum Programme

This QLTT Programme is designed for candidates who require a more in-depth programme of study. In addition to Executive Programme material, candidates also receive between 30 and 60 FE1 video lecture hours for Papers 1-4. The substantive course topics are dealt with in detail in these lectures.

Platinum Programme Cost:
· Papers 1-3 – €495 per paper
· Paper 4 – €395
· Paper 5 – €295
· Paper 6 – €495
· Oral Examination – €145
· Full Course – €2,400

Students who enrol on this Programme receive all content from the Executive Programme (above) PLUS:

Paper 1 – Constitutional Law & Electives – Criminal Law or Company Law – 30 Additional FE1 Hours per subject (60 hours per paper)


Paper 2 – The Law of Contract & The Law of Tort – 30 Additional FE1 Hours per subject (60 hours per paper)


Paper 3 – Land Law & Conveyancing Law – 30 Additional FE1 Hours


Paper 4 – Probate & Taxation – As per the Executive Programme


Paper 5 – Solicitors Accounts – As per the Executive Programme


Paper 6 – European Union Law – 30 Additional FE1 Hours


Oral Examination – Professional Conduct – As per the Executive Programme


· Continuous on-line access to course tutors for queries and/or corrections

· Full access to comprehensive manuals for each subject


For further information please call us on 00 353 1 416 0034 or email us on qltt@citycolleges.ie

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