Led by our most experienced teachers, this in-depth online course will teach you the strategies needed to unlock a high UCAT score. But your learning doesn’t end there - you’ll also get access to Kaplan’s comprehensive online resources, containing realistic practice tests and extensive revision materials. And if you ever get stuck, teacher support is always available.
Why take our UCAT Live Online course?
Established Online Courses
We’ve been teaching students live online since 2008, so it's nothing new to us. Globally, we’ve taught over 1 million students online and we’ve honed our online content and teaching strategies along the way.
The Best Teachers
Our teachers are current medical students who’ve scored in the 90th percentile on the UCAT. They’ve also passed more than 35 hours of rigorous training, with continuous professional development.
Written by a dedicated team of curriculum experts, our course is designed to teach the most effective test-taking strategies, and is updated each year to reflect the most recent changes to the UCAT.
Comprehensive Online Resources
Practice tests that simulate the exam, additional realistic practice questions, on-demand video lessons, guidance and support from medical students and professionals, plus interview and personal statement webinars - it's all here.
Prep Until You’re Ready Guarantee
If, for any reason, you don’t feel ready to take the UCAT exam after your course, you can study again with Kaplan for free.
Our instructors will help you master every aspect of the UCAT and more. You get:
10 hours of live online teaching for the UCAT
20 hours of application guidance webinars by practising doctors, admissions guidance representatives and medical students via the Future Doctors Channel
Comprehensive Online Resources
With access until the UCAS deadline, you can revise and practice long after your live lessons have finished. This includes:
6 full-length simulated practice tests
30 section-focused quizzes
500 mastery questions
10 hours of on-demand video lessons
Progress tracker and weak area identifier
Unlimited teacher support
UCAT Course Books
Supplement your learning with books written by our experienced curriculum specialists:
UCAT Strategy Paperback Book - with practice questions and strategy explanations, it is designed to follow along with your course so you can easily annotate as you go. Available in paperback only, with free shipping included.
UCAT Plus Lessons eBook - it provides an extra hour-long lesson for each section of the UCAT test.
We recommend you allow 4-5 weeks (20-25 hours) to go through all of your resources after the course (2 weeks at a minimum).
"Thanks to Kaplan I had lots of practice and online resources, and all my questions were answered so I felt much more confident going in to the exam"
Teaching the UCAT Live Online since 2008
Qualified and trained teachers
Proven and up-to-date curriculum
Comprehensive online resources
Prep until you’re ready guarantee
Is there a difference between a UCAT Classroom Course and a UCAT Live Online Course?
The obvious difference between the two courses is that with a Live Online course, you will be engaging with the teacher digitally vs in person. The online classroom is extremely interactive and allows you to chat and engage face-to-face with your teacher and other students, whilst asking any questions you might have. Avenues for engagement in the live online class include polls, Q&A areas, group and individual chat functions, plus interactive whiteboards and slides with which the teacher will lead the course. Everything else in the two courses is the same.
How does UCAT Live Online work?
Our virtual classroom allows you to receive all the benefits of a live classroom course, but from home!
You won't need to install any software. When you join the virtual classroom, your teacher will encourage you to run the audio wizard to ensure that everything is set up correctly. We'll send your course materials to you through the post, so the only thing required for the course is internet access, and a computer with speakers or a headset so that you can hear your teacher.
What will I see on my screen when I am in the virtual classroom?
The virtual classroom has a number of features, so the layout of the screen will change according to what the teacher is reviewing. Features include presentation slides (which correspond with your course materials), UCAT questions, a question-and-answer box, chat areas, online polls and an onscreen whiteboard which the instructor will write on just like in a “real” classroom.
I have questions about the Live Online Course - who should I contact?
Your teacher will guide you through the UCAT exam section by section, providing you with strategies to categorise and approach each question type, both at a basic and more advanced level. You will go through worked examples together as well as timed practice drills for each assessed section of the exam.
Expert UCAT teachers
Kaplan teachers are in the top 10% of the UCAT exam and are usually current medical students or practising doctors. They go through a rigorous training program of auditions, observations and on-going feedback surveys to ensure they meet the Kaplan standard of teaching.
UCAT Strategy book
Our UCAT Strategy Book includes methods for tackling each question type, time management techniques and tips for test day. This book is designed to follow along with your course so you can easily annotate as you go.
UCAT Plus Lessons eBook
This workbook will provide an extra hour-long lesson for each section of the UCAT test. You will use this book to work through more guided practice, and sharpen your techniques to approach the test.
Teacher support until your test
You'll be fully supported with email access to one of our top-scoring teachers, for questions and guidance right up until your UCAT exam this year.
Online Study Centre
Future Doctors Channel
Free live streaming of extra UCAT sessions and Medical School preparation guidance from a range of Kaplan experts, including practicing doctors, current medical students, and admissions guidance representatives. Over 20 hours of live instruction, also recorded for access whenever you want.
Guidance from medical school students
Receive support with your medical or dental school application through online guidance sessions led by current medical school students. All students will have the opportunity to join panel events via the Future Doctors Channel for this service, and a select number will have one-to-one guidance sessions.
10 hours of recorded lesson videos
You will receive recorded lesson videos of all of your class lessons. These are split out by class topic, making it easy to recap and review any aspects of class that you need to work on further.
500 Mastery Questions
These extra practice questions will help you to work through the different question types for each section in an un-timed format. This will help you learn how to identify and understand the different question types, so you can make better use of the timed quizzes and practice tests.
6 practice tests
These practice tests not only help to assess how well you have adopted the Kaplan strategies, but are also great at putting your pacing per question and test stamina to the test. Our test-like interface also helps you to become familiar with the exam format, ensuring no surprises on test day.
30 section focused quizzes with over 700 questions
Structure your practice with 30 quizzes; 6 quizzes for each marked section of the UCAT. These are a great way to sharpen your skills on specific sections in order to improve your overall score, without using a whole practice test.
Track your progress
After each practice test and quiz you will generate a score report, which will break down your score by test section, question type, pacing by question and also provide you with fully worked solutions for each question. This is important to be able to identify and target exactly where your weaker areas lie for further study.
Access until the October UCAS Deadline
This should give you more than enough time to work through the material before your tests, and access the Future Doctors Channel for guidance with the rest of your medical school application.
UCAT Question Bank:
Need more practice? Add the UCAT Question Bank
4500+ extra questions, comprised of:
4 full-length practice tests
Customisable quizzes + more
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.
Shavanni scored an average of 743 on the UKCAT and band 2 for situational judgment.
"Thanks to Kaplan I had lots of practice and online resources - I felt much more confident going in to the exam"
Victoria scored 840 on the UKCAT with band 1 in situational judgment.
"I found Kaplan's realistic practice tests and comprehensive answer explanations incredibly helpful as they helped me learn from my mistakes and build up my confidence"