How to Become a Licensed Conveyancer

Mon 23 Nov 2020

Michelle Timms

Product Manager / Property Law Tutor

The legal profession in the UK is divided into several areas each dealing with a different type of law. Those with a particular interest in property and land might consider a career in the conveyancing profession.

Conveyancing is a necessary process when either buying or selling property. Although the public can undertake this themselves, the majority will rely on a professional to see them through the process.  The role of a conveyancer then is to assist their client as they buy or sell their property or land and ensure legal obligations are met by all parties. 

A conveyancing qualification from MOL is a pathway to specialise as a conveyancing practitioner. It offers the chance to start a career in this profession with further opportunities for personal progression.

The SQA Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice will enable you to join the legal profession as a qualified conveyancing technician. A Conveyancing Technician deals with key aspects of the conveyancing process under the guidance of a senior team member. The Level 6 qualification provides opportunity for career progression, enabling you to become a Licensed Conveyancer. A Licensed Conveyancer has the authority to deal with all legal matters involved in the conveyancing process. 

What qualifications or experience do I need to begin a career in conveyancing?

To start your Level 4 qualification in conveyancing with MOL you don’t need to hold any previous qualifications or experience in the legal profession, only requirement is a minimum of Level 2 in English and maths. The Level 4 course is the perfect way for you to take your first steps into the legal profession and along the route to becoming a conveyancer.

For a Level 4 conveyancing course the most important quality for any learner is the drive to succeed, a commitment to your studies and a desire for career progression. In some cases, where you have some previous legal experience, you may be exempt from some units.

Why should I become a conveyancer?

If you have the drive to succeed, conveyancing provides an accessible and convenient route for anyone wishing to start a new career, and also allows those already working in the field the opportunity to become qualified in a convenient fashion. It’s also an opportunity for qualified legal professionals to expand their skillset and diversify their career prospects.

By completing a Level 4 course you are one step closer to becoming a licensed conveyancer – which you can also achieve with MOL through our Level 6 qualification.

Why study with MOL? 

When you study with MOL your course will be delivered by lawyers with a comprehensive depth of experience in conveyancing.

Our industry leading courses also offer our learners:

  • The flexibility to start the programme at any time –when it’s convenient for you without waiting  for a particular class to start
  • Flexible learning
  • Live and Pre-Recorded Webinars 
  • Tutor support  
  • Interactive forums
  • A variety of study resources including a digital workbook, online repository of legal materials, MOL mock exams and unlimited support.  

For further information on conveyancing courses with MOL please click here.

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