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UCAT® (UKCAT) Private Tutoring


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Tutoring Features

Teaching Excellence
Top 10% UCAT test-takers and expert teachers Learn More
Online Study Centre
3000+ realistic practice questions
6 full-length practice tests
UCAT Question Bank
3 extra full-length tests
and customisable quizzes
Exclusive Features
20+ hours of extra instruction on our live channel
Prep Until You're Ready Guarantee Learn More

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

UCAT Private Tutoring packages includes:

Tailored Preparation

Your teacher will take you through the Kaplan methods and strategies at a pace that works for you. They will help you to identify where you may require further focus and adapt your preparation accordingly.

Flexible Options

You can meet with your teacher at our London Centre or Live Online, using our virtual classroom environment, if you are located further afield.

UCAT Strategy Book

This book will follow along with your tutoring sessions, so you can makes notes throughout. This will outline the Kaplan methods and strategies, as well as providing tips for test day.

UCAT Plus Lessons eBook

This 90-page 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 taught techniques to approach the test. Available in print or eBook format for Private Tutoring students.

On-going Academic Support

You will continue to have access to your UCAT tutor, even after your sessions have finished, ensuring that all your questions and concerns will be resolved before the big day.

Personal Statement Review Service

You can submit a personal statement draft via email to one of our expert personal statement review team members, and receive feedback within 5 working days. This is a complimentary addition to your UCAT Private Tutoring, which is not offered by your tutor, but a personal statement review expert.

Get guidance from medical school students

Receive support with your medical school application through online guidance sessions led by current medical school students. All students will have the opportunity to join panel events for this service, and a select number will have one-to-one guidance sessions.

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.

Recorded lesson videos

Access 10 hours of recorded lesson videos, helping you to review each lesson topic outside your tutoring sessions. Each course section is broken down into bite-size videos, so you can easily pin-point your desired topic to recap.

500 Mastery Questions

You will also have access to our Mastery Questions Set with 500 additional practice questions. These questions are designed to help you understand and identify the different question types, in an un-timed environment, before you embark on your timed practice in your online study centre.

6 Practice Tests

You will receive 6 UCAT practice tests in an interface that's just like the real test. This will not only help you put what you have learnt throughout your sessions into practice, but also build up your exam stamina for test day.

30 Section Focused Quizzes Questions

Structure your practice with 30 quizzes: 6 quizzes for each assessed section of the UCAT with over 700 questions. You will be able to sharpen your skills on specific test sections in order to improve your overall score.

Track your progress

After you take each practice test or quiz, a personalised report will be generated, where you can view your performance by test section, by question type and also view your pacing by question. This will identify areas that need further improvement and help guide your study.

iPad® & tablet compatible

Access your video lessons, quizzes and practice tests on-the-go (as long as you have internet access) with our new tablet-friendly interface. Keep on top of your UCAT prep from wherever you are.

Access until the October UCAS deadline

You will have access to your online study materials until the UCAS deadline for medical school applications. 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 included:

Get access to:

4000+ extra questions
3 full-length practice tests
Customisable quizzes + more


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

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Prices & Packages

Private Tutoring Options:

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Business Hours
10am-10pm Tuesday-Thursday
10am-6pm Monday, Friday & Saturday
Closed on Sunday

Package Practice Tests Number of course books Recorded Lesson Videos On-going Teacher Support Online Study Centre Access Enrol : Live Online
10 Hours 6 (+3 in Question Bank) 2 10 Live Online ( $1900) Enrol 
15 Hours 6 (+ 3 in Question Bank) 2 10 Live Online ($2170) Enrol 

You will be matched with a UCAT Tutor depending on your needs and availability. You will meet with the tutor at times to suit you and each session will be tailored to your own specific goals and progress.

The teaching provided in this course is structured and includes all the lessons, and proven strategies covered in the Classroom Course. This structure is combined with tailored teaching for your pace and level. Students who opt for a Private Tutoring Course are not advised to take a classroom course in addition to this offering.


Meet the tutors

Meet the Teachers

Kaplan's UCAT teachers are a highly-trained team who rank in the top 10% of UCAT 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."
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 UCAT. 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 UCAT (then UKCAT), which she accredited to taking the Kaplan UCAT (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 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 current doctor and graduate from Imperial College London, who has been teaching Kaplan UCAT and BMAT courses for 4+ years. As an experienced UCAT teacher, and a previous Kaplan UCAT ( then 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 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 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 UCAT (then UKCAT) 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 (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."

Frequently bought with comprehensive UCAT courses:

Medical School Interview & MMI Preparation options

Learn interview mastery techniques, sit a one-to-one interview & participate in MMI circuits. Get £15 off these options as a UCAT student.

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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.

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"