Kaplan UCAT® (UKCAT) Courses

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  • Course Options
  • Why Kaplan?
  • Meet the teachers!
  • Interview Prep

Course Options

Our UCAT course gets results! Our students are provided with all the guidance and tools needed to get great scores on the UCAT exam and stand out on their UCAS applications. Don't just take our word for it - take a look at our student reviews.

The UCAT is the new test name for the UKCAT: both tests are identical, and the resources we offer are completely relevant & test-like for your preparation. Learn More

Short on time? We've got you covered

Don't panic! There's still time to prepare ahead of this year's last UCAT test date (2 October 2019). Our classroom courses run until 22 September, and for those with less time, our Self Study course is the fastest option where you can access your material 24/7.

Looking to boost you score with concentrated practice? Sign up for our UCAT Question Bank for over 4000 practice questions, or enrol on an Abstract or Verbal Reasoning Workshop to focus on a specific area of the test.

Classroom Course

One or two day in-person classroom tuition with top scoring teachers

Online Course

Live Online Tuition + Expert Tutors + Video Lessons + Strategy Book + 6 Practice Tests.

Targeted Practice

Concentrated prep options - boosting your UCAT practice and exam technique

2020 courses and locations

The following courses are now over for the 2019 UCAT season, but you can register your interest for a 2020 course.

Classroom Course

2-day In-Person Class + Top Scoring Teachers + Strategy Book + Video Lessons + 6 Practice Tests.

What will you learn by taking a Kaplan UCAT course?

Our proven score-raising UCAT courses are developed with your test-day readiness and confidence in mind. Taking a course with us will equip you to:

  • Identify different question types within each test section of the UCAT
  • Understand which question types work best for the triage method
  • Learn proven and score-boosting techniques to approach each type of questions
  • Use Kaplan strategies and shortcuts to answer questions with rapid precision
  • Expertly use your practice tests to identify areas of weakness to target for improvement
  • Prepare your study schedule between the course end date and test day for successful results
Prep until you’re ready - guarantee
Kaplan is committed to ensuring you perform at your best on test day. If for any reason, you do not feel ready to take the UCAT (UKCAT), UCAT ANZ or BMAT after your course, you can study again with Kaplan for free. Terms and conditions apply

Free UCAT Resources

New to the UCAT? Start your preparation by learning about the UCAT structure, scoring, registration and costs.

Then kickstart your prep with our free resources, including practice questions and a short practice test.


Why Kaplan?

Teaching Excellence
80,000+ students prepared
65+ years of combined teacher experience
Online Study Centre
3000+ realistic practice questions
6 full-length practice tests
Exclusive Features
20+ hours of extra instruction on our live channel
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Why prepare for the UCAT (UKCAT) with Kaplan?

Comprehensive UCAT Instruction

Master our proven strategies that cover all new UCAT question types. You will also improve your problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Teacher support until test day

You will receive full support on your UCAT questions, even after your course has finished, with email access to our teachers.

Access our Online Study Plan

Receive access to your Online Study Plan, including 6 practice tests, 30 quizzes and 500 mastery questions (a total of over 2600 questions!) with our renowned test-like interface.

The Kaplan UCAT Strategy Book

This course book will guide you through our methods and strategies, including practice questions, tips for test day and full explanations to hundreds of practice questions. You will also receive a Lesson eBook to sharpen your understanding and techniques needed to approach the test.

Future Doctor Channel

You automatically receive access to live streaming and recordings of up to 20 hours of extra UCAT lessons to supplement your preparation. The Channel also offers broadcasts dedicated to medical school admissions guidance.

Interactive classes

Our classes take place in classrooms with a maximum of 25 students, not lecture style. This means that students benefit from one-to-one guidance from their teacher and the discussions generated from small group exercises. 


Meet the teachers!

Meet the Teachers

Kaplan's UCAT teachers are a highly-trained team who rank in the top 10% of UCAT (UKCAT) test takers. Many of them are final year students and graduates from top medical schools. They have a relatable understanding of the application process, and are experts in teaching the strategies needed to score highly on the test.

Our teachers are:

  • Achievers – Top UCAT® scorers.
  • Experts – Rigorously trained and regularly assessed.
  • Talented – Thoroughly screened through a highly competitive audition process.
  • Relatable – Medical students and graduates who share firsthand application experiences.
Rohin A - University of Oxford
Rohin is a 4th year medical student at Oxford and decided to teach UCAT courses for Kaplan two years ago with the aim of helping students through this tough phase in the application process. He scored 815 on his UCAT test in 2013, and is involved in the delivery of the new Kaplan Future Doctors Channel. At Oxford, he is a member of the student medical society committee.
"The most important part of any exam is technique and this is especially true in the case of the UCAT, since the focus is not on curriculum content, but skill, pace and mental agility."
Shakira F - King’s College London
Shakira is a final year medical student at King’s College London, and has a BSc in Psychology. She has a special interest in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine, with a further interest in medical education. She is also involved in interviewing prospective medical students for King’s College London. She has been teaching at Kaplan for 2 years and achieved a UCAT score of 778. As a previous Kaplan student herself, she believes the guidance and confidence that the Kaplan course gave her enabled her to be in the best possible position for her medical school applications.
"Where possible, it's best to sit your UCAT before the new academic year in September. This means when you start back at school you can focus your attention on the other important aspects of your university application. "
Aisha Chowdhury - UCL

Aisha scored an average of 732.5 on the UCAT, which she accredited to taking the Kaplan UCAT course before applying to university. She's an active member on the GP MedSoc committee at UCL where she runs panel events with GPs, and she is also a Med mentor, supporting underprivileged students applying for medicine.

"Preparing for the UCAT is all about practice and pacing, and you will only get faster at answering questions by practising."
Nikhil A - Imperial College
Nikhil is a junior doctor and previous medical school student at Imperial College London, who has been teaching Kaplan UCAT and BMAT course for 4 years. As an experienced UCAT teacher, and a previous Kaplan UCAT student himself, he highlights that although it's often said that you can't revise for these tests, you most certainly can and should. "Kaplan is continually expanding and editing the material to keep up to date with all the changes on the test, and to make practice material as useful as possible".
"It's good to be organised: have a timetable of important dates and try to book the UCAT early so that there is enough time to focus on the exams."
Tasneem L - Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Tasneem has been teaching the UCAT for 4 years and is now a final year medical school student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She scored 725 on the UCAT and states that getting a good UCAT score gave her the confidence to apply to medical school, and allowed her to get all her interviews. As a previous Kaplan UCAT student and a current teacher, she says that Kaplan courses provide the basic grounding and foundation to build skills for the test.
"If you take the hurdles of applying to medical school one step at a time and without discouragement, you'll be fine."

Interview Prep

Medical School Interview Preparation!

Kaplan's new Medical School Interview & MMI Preparation Course will help students successfully navigate the challenges of their Medical School interviews, with the guidance of experts in the medical profession. This 1-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of interview mastery techniques, a mock one-to-one interview and MMI circuits with practising doctors and current medical students. You will also be provided with a Medical School interview coursebook.

To find out when these classes will be taking place, view our Medical School Interview schedules.

Save £20
On this course when you enrol on a BMAT® or UCAT® course!*

*Terms & Conditions apply.

What you can expect to learn:

Medical industry insights

Learn critical content for common interview topics, and effectively discuss key information on topics such as the NHS, medical ethics and medical education in an interview setting.

Interview Mastery Techniqes

Get Kaplan strategies to prepare yourself for the most challenging interview situations and gain comprehensive and knowledgeable answers to traditional and popular interview questions.

Panel interview and MMI circuit familiarity

Learn to navigate the fast-paced dynamics of the MMI format with poise and focus, and manage unfamiliar situations in interviews.

Understand your interviewer

Pinpoint what interviewers are looking for from the perspective of current medics, and understand how to present yourself professionally and eloquently to interviewers.

I had high expectations about Kaplan's Med School Interview Prep course, and I have not been disappointed!
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Course reviews from former Kaplan students

Lauren B, a Birmingham Classroom Course Student, scored 3020, Band 3

As I was the only student at my school sitting the UCAT, I felt I had little help and was concerned about how I would score. I feel taking part in the Kaplan course helped me massively as it provided me with skills and tips to allow me to succeed in the exam and get a score high enough to apply to the University of my choice. I can now happily say I start my Medicine degree at this University in just over a week - this may not have been possible without my help from Kaplan.

Yue W, a Live Online Course Student, scored 3220, Band 1

I really enjoyed the UCAT prep. It gave me some very useful advice particularly with triaging but the best thing about this course was probably the confidence and reassurance it gave me that it is possible to do well by putting in effort and it's not a game of luck.

Alice S, a London Classroom Course Student, scored 2790, Band 1

Kaplan was fantastic; it gave me the skills to tackle each section in a logical way, but also the teaching and the resources we were given meant that I continued to practice in a productive way. The methods I learnt from Kaplan, and the practice tests, meant I knew exactly what to expect from my UCAT test and how to approach each question. Without Kaplan, I definitely would have not got the score I did.

Sammy G : "You can see the teaching is actually working."

Sammy was referred to us by a current medical student who took a Kaplan course. She found the Kaplan strategies to be a helpful boost to the prep she did in advance.

Rupert V W: “It’s a great way to kick-off my learning in the UCAT (UKCAT).”

Rupert took the UCAT exam last year but didn’t get the high score needed for medical admission. This year he chose to take a Kaplan course based on recommendations, to boost his score.

Arjun M : "I would really recommend it to someone who's deciding to do the UCAT (UKCAT)"

Arjun was struggling with his UCAT (UKCAT) preparation before he learned Kaplan's techniques and strategies as part of his UCAT course. He really enjoyed the course and recommends it to anyone taking the UCAT.

Charlotte P : "Strategies to overcome really difficult questions"

Charlotte was recommended our UCAT (UKCAT) course by a friend. She found the Kaplan teacher's experience and advice invaluable over just studying from a book.

Cherry Jade L : "When I go to sit the UCAT (UKCAT) I'll have the right stategies and know what to do"

Cherry-Jade appreciates the importance of a high UCAT (UKCAT) score as part of a good medical application. She decided to take the Kaplan UCAT course after discovering that many medical students found the test harder than expected, and that the Kaplan course helped them to get a better result.

Ronan L : "What we have been learning in the course is extremely beneficial"

Ronan took the UCATSEN (UKCATSEN) and found it particularly useful that the teacher was able to adapt the course content so that no student was left behind.

Sambhavi Kumar, 2018 UCAT (UKCAT) Student, scored 3220, Band 2

I found Kaplan very helpful and definitely could not have scored as highly as I did without it. The classroom course was really well delivered, engaging throughout and quite motivating as well.

The online resources were also very good for practise and were brilliant for familiarising myself with the test format.