How to choose a conveyancing course

Wed 23 Feb 2022

Michelle Timms

Product Manager / Property Law Tutor

Conveyancing is an interesting and rewarding route for a career in law.

With no property sold without the conveyancing process, there’ll always be demand for people with the expert knowledge and skills of a licensed conveyancer.

We’re proud to be the largest provider of nationally recognised Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) Qualifications – but how do you choose the conveyancing course that’s right for you?

These are the key considerations you need to take into account when you choose your conveyancing course. 

What conveyancing courses are available?

This short course introduces you to the conveyancing industry. You won’t need previous knowledge or understanding of conveyancing procedure and practice and you don’t need to be employed in a legal services role to study this qualification.

This is the perfect qualification if you want to work towards a career in conveyancing. You don’t need previous experience or knowledge of conveyancing procedure and practice.

If you’ve completed Level 4, this course is highly regarded in the industry and means you meet the professional standard expected of a licensed conveyancer.

Things to consider when choosing a conveyancing course

Career goals

When choosing a conveyancing course, you need to consider what you want to achieve in your career. Both the Introduction for Property Professionals and Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice help you secure entry-level positions in the industry (such as a Conveyancing Assistant or Conveyancing Executive). However, the only way to become a Licensed Conveyancer is by achieving the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice.

If you’re already employed in a conveyancing role and are simply looking to refresh your skills, you could enrol on one or two modules rather than study for a full diploma. 

Length of qualification

You’ll need to choose which conveyancing course best suits your schedule. The Introduction for Property Professionals can be completed in a month while the Level 4 and Level 6 Diplomas will take one to two years to complete. 
Our conveyancing courses are delivered using our Live Online study option, so you can progress at your own pace and in your own time.

Cost of Conveyancing course

You’ll need to plan your studies so you (or your employer) can cover the cost of the conveyancing course you choose. 
Our conveyancing short course is priced at £119 while our conveyancing diplomas start from £2,495 (or from £549 for individual units). 

Experience and Entry requirements

You’ll need to choose a conveyancing qualification suitable for your existing industry experience. 
Both the Level 4 Diploma and Introduction for Property Professionals short course require no previous experience or qualifications. However, if you have no existing experience and very little knowledge of conveyancing, we’d recommend completing the Introduction for Property Professionals before you enrol on the Level 4 qualification so you understand the basics of the conveyancing process. 

The Level 4 Diploma is perfect for you if you have little experience in conveyancing but you understand the basic principles and procedures involved. This is a popular course for those transitioning to conveyancing from another property profession. 

You’ll need to achieve the Level 4 qualification in order to start the Level 6 Diploma so Level 6 is only suitable for you if you’re already employed in the industry and are looking to become a licensed conveyancer. If you have no conveyancing qualifications, you should plan to complete both the Level 4 and Level 6 Diplomas in Conveyancing Law & Practice. 

Conveyancers have the privilege of helping somebody acquire their own home or land by giving them guidance and peace of mind during one of the most important moments of their lives.

If you’d like more information about our Conveyancing courses, or want to start your conveyancing journey with us, please complete our contact form or call one of our Qualifications Advisors to discuss 03452 032 103

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