Could you be halfway to qualifying as a CLC Licensed Conveyancer or Probate Practitioner?
Am I exempt? Contact us to find out!
When delivering the new SQA CLC lawyer qualifications, Law Training Centre (LTC) offers a comprehensive Recognised Prior Learning service because we believe that our learners should benefit from exemptions whenever possible. If learners meet the requirement for exemptions, we can save them valuable time and money by not having to study some units.
The updated guidelines recognise a wider range of prior legal studies. It also allows for partial degrees, certain individual subjects from degrees, individual CILEx units along with certain NALP and STEP qualifications to be considered for exemptions against the new SQA Units / Diplomas. The net result of the new guidance is that the number of units required to complete the academic stage of becoming a CLC Lawyer* has potentially been reduced for certain learners. Provided Law Training Centre’s Academic Board receives enough evidence in the form of certificates and transcripts, a student may be eligible for substantial exemptions.
The guidance is laid out in seven sections, all of which must be read together. There are several changes, and the key highlights are explained below:
LLB/GDL holders can now move straight to the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice or the Level 6 Diploma in Probate Practice.
Students with a BA in Law can move straight to the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice or the Level 6 Diploma in Probate Practice depending on the university modules passed.
They too can progress straight to Level 6.
Those with a partial LLB/GDL or BA Law degree can also claim exemptions
they may be eligible for exemptions from up to three SQA Level 4 Units. More details can be found in the guidelines. You can also contact us for more information on what you may or may not be exempt from.
Those holding Law Degrees obtained outside England and Wales may also be entitled to exemptions.
Previously, NALP students did not receive exemptions. Now, students who have passed the NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies can be exempt from nearly 80% of the SQA Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice or Probate Practice.
CILEx qualification holders also benefit from exemptions, whether it be a full diploma or single subject certificates (at Levels 3, 4 or 6), from the SQA Level 4 and 6 units of the Diplomas in Conveyancing Law and Practice or Probate Practice.
may be exempt from the aligned SQA Level 4 units. Students who have completed certain combinations of CILEx units at Level 3/4 and Level 6 may be exempt from all the SQA Level 4 Diplomas and go straight on to study at Level 6.
STEP qualification holders
What about previous CLC qualification holders?
Does that mean I could be halfway to becoming a Licensed Conveyancer or Probate Practitioner?
** Our Academic Board usually confirms exemptions within two working days. Simply email us your transcript showing relevant units passed. Contact us for any further advice via email or phone call!
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