What qualifications do I need to become a conveyancer?


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To become a conveyancer, you need a professional qualification from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC). Such as the Level 4 or Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice, or the new ‘Conveyancing: An Introduction for Property Professionals’ short course.  

You can study for a CLC qualification yourself or as part of an organisation’s training programme. However, many employers prefer to choose candidates who already have or are working towards their CLC qualification, over those who don’t.  

What conveyancing qualifications are there? 

Conveyancing Short Course - An Introduction for Property Professionals  

This short course, currently exclusive to MOL Learn. This course is your introduction to conveyancing law and gives you the basic knowledge you need to work in the property business. The good news is, you don’t need previous knowledge or experience of conveyancing procedure and practices to apply. You don’t need to be working in a legal services role either. 

Find out more: Conveyancing: An Introduction for Property Professionals 

Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice 

This course gives you a basic understanding of the English legal system, conveyancing transactions and the law around land and contracts. It’s perfect for you if you don’t have a legal qualification in law but want to achieve a conveyancing qualification. 

You don’t require any previous qualifications to complete your Level 4 diploma.   You can choose to complete this course in either 12 or 24 months.  

Find out more: Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice 

Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice 

If you’ve already completed Level 4 and want to progress your career, the Level 6 qualification gives you the specialist skills you need to meet the professional standard expected of a licensed conveyancer.

There are only 3 units in Level 6 which cover Landlord & Tenant, Conveyancing Law & Practice and Managing Client & Office Accounts.   

Find out more: Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice 

What previous qualifications or experience do I need to take a conveyancing course? 

To start studying for your CLC exams you’ll usually need at least 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English or English Literature. You may be accepted without the minimum qualifications if you have experience working in a solicitor's or licensed conveyancer's office. 

If you already have the right grades, you don’t need any previous experience in a legal environment to start a conveyancing course.  

How do I become a conveyancer?

Read our article How to Become a Licensed Conveyancer to find out if this is the right career path for you.  We cover details on what a licensed conveyancer does, how much they earn and the key skills required for this role.

Career paths for licensed conveyancers

As a CLC qualified licensed conveyancer, you can work in many places, including law firms, housing associations, banks, and airports. You can also progress your career by moving from private practice to in-house roles, taking on management responsibilities, or becoming a partner in a conveyancing or law firm.

Conveyancing qualifications with MOL Learn 

We’re proud to be the largest provider of nationally recognised Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) Qualifications. 

Our Diplomas in Conveyancing Law and Practice are highly regarded and our tutors are industry experts. We’ve helped hundreds of legal professionals qualify in property law. Studying with MOL means you’ll benefit from a wealth of study materials and great tutor support. As part of your course, we also provide free access to West Law, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics. 

We offer both Level 4 and Level 6 Diplomas in Conveyancing Law and Practice and exclusively to MOL Learn, Conveyancing: An Introduction for Property Professionals.  

For more information about our Conveyancing Law Practice courses, or to start your journey to becoming a qualified conveyancer, please call one of our Qualifications Advisors on 03452 032 103