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Learners who are embarking on the CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice do not need any prior knowledge, experience, or skills within probate to enter the qualification.
If you would like to discuss whether you can study this course, please contact us.
Months of entry
For learners who wish to qualify as a probate lawyer, the SQA accredited CLC (Council for Licensed Conveyancers) Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice is a flexible route for anyone. It is suitable for those who wish to advance their career in their legal work as a paralegal, or as the first step to becoming a Licensed Probate Practitioner.
Learners who complete their CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice could become Probate Technicians. Probate Technicians manage small caseloads and support Licensed Probate Practitioners or other probate staff.
Along with 6 months of work experience within probate, someone who has completed the Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice can also apply to the CLC to be a Registered Probate Technician.
Completing of the CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice means a learner can move straight on to the CLC/SQA Level 6 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice and continue their journey to becoming a Licensed Probate Practitioner.
The CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice consists of 5 units in total. These are listed below.
1. English Legal System
2. Law of Contract
3. Land Law
4. Law of Wills Succession and Grants of Representation
5. Understanding Accounting Procedures for Probate Transactions
Exemptions and recognition of prior learning
Exemptions can be obtained through Law Training Centre for certain Level 4 units.
Exemptions based on partially completed foreign Law Degrees may also be available if the degree is awarded comes from a Commonwealth Nation.
For more information on this please contact our admissions team.
When and how to enrol
You may enrol on your studies any time throughout the year. If you would like to enrol, please visit our course page here and download our enrolment form.
Each unit completes with an assessment. Units 1 – 4 are coursework-based assessment and the final unit, Understanding Accounting Procedures for Probate Transactions, is assessed via examination.
Learners may choose when to sit their coursework or exams with 10 working days’ notice to us.
Exam assessments can be taken in the following two ways:
1. At the learner’s place of work if it is a firm that is regulated by the CLC, CILEx or the SRA
2. Online, remotely at a suitable location with appropriate technology available
Assessment fees are inclusive in the course cost. See Fees and Key Facts for more information.
Each unit in the CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice takes between 2 – 4 months to complete.
However, it is an entirely self-paced course and can be done at the learners’ own pace, whether that is quicker or slower than the average time listed above.
Learners who purchase the full CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice have two years’ course access.
The CLC/SQA Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice course fees includes:
- Extensive bank of study resources
- Unlimited tutor support
- Access to Thomson Reuters Practical Law
- Bi-weekly revision tutor-led revision webinars
- Interest free instalment payment options available
- For exam units, exam sittings available online, remotely or at firm of work
- Assessment fees for up to two assessment sittings
- Certification at the end of the course
- NUS card available for purchase
Fees and funding
Course fees – £2,900.00
Interest-free instalment options are available.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- flexible24 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Law Training Centre
- 0330 088 8495