UKCAT®  Preparation Courses from Kaplan

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

The UKCAT name change to UCAT will take place soon, and the courses we provide will continue being relevant test-like preparation for this test.

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Why Kaplan?

Why prepare for the UKCAT with Kaplan?

Comprehensive UKCAT Instruction

Master our proven strategies that cover all new UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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 extra UKCAT 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 with their teacher and the discussions generated from small group exercises. 



Meet the teachers!

Meet the Teachers

Kaplan's UKCAT teachers are a highly-trained team who rank in the top 10% of 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 UKCAT® 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT, since the focus is not on curriculum content, but skill, pace and mental agility."
Amna H - Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Amna is a final year student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has been teaching for Kaplan for 4 years and achieved an average score of 730 on the UKCAT. She also assists with other areas of the application process and has sat on medical school admission-interview panels. Her specialisation interests are in paediatrics. She is also an active member of the “Teddybear Hospital”, a student-led society at Barts and the London which aims to educate children about the importance of health in a fun environment, and eliminate their fear of doctors and dentists.
"Spread out your preparation over 3-6 weeks (no cramming allowed!). Remember to enjoy the process, because every hurdle you face will only make you a stronger and more experienced doctor in the future. "
Aisha Chowdhury - UCL

Aisha scored an average of 732.5 on the UKCAT, which she accredited to taking the Kaplan UKCAT 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 UKCAT is all about practice and pacing, and you will only get faster at answering questions by practising."
Nikhil A - Imperial College
Nikhil is a final year medical student at Imperial College London, who has been teaching Kaplan UKCAT and BMAT course for 4 years. As an experienced UKCAT teacher, and a previous Kaplan UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT for 3 years and is now a 4th year medical school student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She scored 725 on the UKCAT and states that getting a good UKCAT score gave her the confidence to apply to medical school, and allowed her to get all her interviews. As a previous Kaplan UKCAT 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 UKCAT® 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.

Find out what other Kaplan students thought this year...

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

As I was the only student at my school sitting the UKCAT, 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT.”

Rupert took the UKCAT 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 UKCAT"

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

Charlotte P : "Strategies to overcome really difficult questions"

Charlotte was recommended our 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 UKCAT I'll have the right stategies and know what to do"

Cherry-Jade appreciates the importance of a high UKCAT score as part of a good medical application. She decided to take the Kaplan UKCAT 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 is taking the 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 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.