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CLC Probate Practitioner

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We are delighted to announce that we are working with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) with LTC having been accredited by SQA to deliver qualifications to become a Licensed Conveyancer and a Licensed Probate Practitioner.
The CLC route to qualifying as a specialist in Conveyancing and Probate is a flexible route for anyone who wishes to become a qualified practitioner in one or both of these areas of Law.
It is an excellent path to qualify as a lawyer not only for those with no legal qualifications, but also for paralegals with some legal qualification who wish to advance their career by becoming a Licensed Conveyancer or Probate Practitioner.
The cost for both Level 4 and Level 6 Diplomas is less than a year’s university tuition, and can be spread flexibly throughout the duration of your studies.

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Unparalleled support and study resources

Our course fees include:

The most extensive bank of study resources

than any other law training provider, including live and recorded webinars, pre-recorded lectures, flashcards, revision and summary notes, quizzes, scenario questions and answers, and mock assessments.

Unlimited tutor support

with a response to all queries within 24 hours of a working day.

The official SQA course manual

(PDF and copy)

Free Law Express e-books

for English Legal System, Contract and Land Law.

Free Oxford University Press manual

for Wills/Probate courses.

Assessments:

final assessments for Level 4 (including a resubmission). You can request to undertake your assessment(s) when you are ready – no need to wait for set assessment windows.

Exams:

on-demand option available to take your exams at the regulated law firm you are employed in, whenever you are ready to do so.

Free access to Thomson Reuters Practical Law

the leading online legal know-how service.

Option to purchase access to Oxford University Press’ (OUP) online law manuals bank –

the online bank includes all of OUP’s law manuals. You can choose to purchase the OUP law bank for a particular unit, e.g. Contract Law or purchase OUP’s full bank of published law manuals.

Extended course access for all e-learning materials and tutor support

2 years for full Diplomas or 1 year per individual unit

Online forums

where you can interact with other learners on your course

Instalment payment options

for both individual units and full diplomas.

NUS Card

available for purchase.

Discounted fees

for multiple unit purchases.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can enrol and start at any time.
The Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice comprises of 5 units. On average, each Level 4 unit takes approximately 2-4 months to complete. Completion times will vary from learner to learner, however, and will depend on the time available to study and previous knowledge of the legal area being studied.

The 5 units are:
  • The English Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Land Law
  • Law of Wills Succession and Grants of Representation
  • Understanding Accounting Procedures for Probate Transactions

  • The Level 6 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice comprises 3 units. On average, each Level 6 unit takes approximately 3-6 months to complete. Completion times will vary from learner to learner, however, and will depend on the time available to study and previous knowledge of the legal area being studied.

    The 3 units are:
  • Administration of Estates
  • Law of Will Succession and Grants of Representation
  • Managing Client and Office Accounts (Probate)
  • We have designed a flexible approach to studying the CLC units with a supported distance-learning model which blends the best of e-learning and tutor support, enabling you to study at your own pace while at the same time having unlimited support from our experienced tutors.

    At Level 4, all units apart from one (the Accounts unit), are assessment-based and therefore you have the flexibility to complete these assessments in the comfort of your own environment when you are ready.

    At Level 6, all units are assessed under exam conditions as follows:

    Assessment options available (for exam-based units)
  • In-house: at your regulated firm at a date of your choosing (regulated by SRA, CLC or CILEx)
  • External centre: at one of our external centres around the country during fixed assessment dates (March, June, September and December each year)
  • LTC: At the LTC centre in Canterbury at a date of your choosing (subject to availability)
  • Yes - Once you have completed your CLC Level 4 qualification you can advance to the CLC Level 6 qualification. Once you have completed Level 6 you will have achieved a degree-equivalent qualification and will be able to choose to continue and qualify as a solicitor via the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route.

    Find out more about the SQE.


    Upon completion of your CLC Level 4 qualification you will also be eligible to qualify as a Registered Conveyancing or Probate Technician once you have completed 6 months work experience in relevant employment.

    Upon completion of your CLC Level 6 qualification you will also be eligible to qualify as either a Licensed Conveyancer or Licensed Probate Practitioner - subject to completion of a Statement of Practical experience which confirms that you have been in full or part-time, paid or voluntary employment assisting in the provision of conveyancing or probate services (depending on the qualification and licence being applied for) for at least 1200 chargeable hours. This is based on 25 supervised hours a week for 48 weeks, certified by an authorised person (licensed conveyancer, a solicitor or a FCILEx licensed to offer conveyancing or probate services (as applicable) directly to the public).
  • Course access and support for full diplomas: 2 years access to all e-learning materials and tutor support
  • Course access and support for individual units: 1-year access to all e-learning materials and tutor support
  • Unlimited tutor support with learner queries being answered within 24 hours on working days
  • A step-by-step study plan, setting out a suggested programme of study for your unit
  • Pre-recorded lectures, covering the learning outcomes for the unit and the key legal points that need to be studied to ensure your success in the exams
  • Group tutorial workshops (webinars), discussing the legal theory that was covered in the pre-recorded lectures, enabling candidates to have all their questions answered
  • One to one tutorials with your course tutor (webinars)
  • Additional checklists, summaries and study materials to help you prepare for your exams
  • The official SQA course manual (PDF and hard copy)
  • Additional free e-books for life on English Legal System, Contract and Land Law which are specifically designed to explain difficult concepts, revise and prepare for assessments.
  • Full e-book functionality allows users to easily annotate, highlight and create custom flashcards.
  • Free access for LTC learners to the Thomson Reuters Practical Law, the leading online legal know-how service used by over 140,000 lawyers worldwide. Practical Law provides an unparalleled range of resources from practice notes, current awareness, checklists, standard documents and a unique ‘Ask-Legal Query service’, which are invaluable for students needing practical guidance.
  • Weekly mini-assessments to ensure you are on track with your studying
  • Intensive revision sessions
  • An interactive online forum where you can interact with other students on the course
  • The provision of the final unit assessment and certificate
  • On average, each Level 4 unit takes approximately 2-4 months to complete, and each Level 6 unit takes approximately 3-6 months to complete. Completion times will vary from learner to learner, however, and will depend on the time available to study and previous knowledge of the legal area being studied.

    Completing both Diplomas (all 8 units) will take, on average, approximately 2-3 years.

    All our students receive 2 years access per diploma (4 years access in total) to our online materials and resources allowing them to complete their qualifications at a pace that suits their needs.
    You must be 18 or over to enrol and study with Law Training Centre.
    All our tutors are law lecturers and practitioners with a wealth of experience in the legal sector. They include firm partners, solicitors and barristers with subject experience, who have been trained to deliver our courses in an interactive and engaging manner.
    You will receive bi-monthly live tutorials to have all your questions answered. In addition, you will have access to a personal tutor that you can reach by email/phone/Skype with your queries.
    You will have access to mini-assessments as well as mock exams to ensure you are prepared for your final assessment.
    For the Level 4 Diplomas and, with the exception of the accountancy unit, you will be examined via a number of assessments, which will take approximately 2 weeks to complete before submitting them for marking. The accountancy unit is assessed via an exam and it will need to be taken in one of our exam centres or at your own regulated firm. All Level 6 units are assessed via exams and can be sat in one of our exam centres or at your own regulated firm.
    We feel personally invested in our students’ success and, as such, in the highly unlikely event that you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you can re-submit your assessment for free or, if the unit was assessed via an exam, re-enrol for the unit at no extra cost.
    Whilst no prior qualifications are needed, we advise that all students have a minimum GCSE, or equivalent, qualification in English and Maths. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will be happy to provide further guidance. You do not need to have any prior legal qualifications or practical legal experience to start the courses.
    If you already hold legal qualifications you may be entitled to exemptions from certain subjects. Exemptions are available for holders of the previous CLC qualifications, LLB, GDL, LPC and CILEx Level 6. Partial exemptions available for CILEx Level 3. This list is not exhaustive and if you hold a legal qualification that is not mentioned here contact us with the details to advise if an exemption will be possible.
    Once you have become Licensed, you will be qualified as a professional property or probate lawyer to undertake unsupervised legal work in those areas anywhere in England and Wales.

    To apply to become licensed by the CLC you will apply directly to CLC and full details of how to do this can be found on the CLC Website.

    Whilst you must check the CLC guidance notes for full details we have summarised the steps here:

  • You must have completed the academic requirements of passing Level 4 and Level 6 (or been awarded exemptions for certain unit).
  • You must acquire 1,200hrs of Practical Experience (PE). The 1,200hrs equates to approximately 10 months’ work full time in a conveyancing department.
  • The scope of employment is actually very broad and even includes working in banks and building societies as well as law firms.
  • You could finish the entire academic element is as little as 18 months.
  • As the PE can be acquired before/during/after your studies, it is possible that you could become licensed in as little as 18 months if you are also working whilst studying.
  • For further information on what constitutes Practical Experience, including FAQ’s and the Statement of Practical Experience form, please see the CLC Practical Experience guidance.
  • Applying for your first License – guidance notes can be found here.

  • * Granting a CLC first qualifying licence is subject to other licensing requirements being satisfied in addition to educational attainment. Centres are not in a position to anticipate the outcome of an application for a CLC first qualifying licence before it has been determined by the CLC.

    Please refer to the CLC website for full details on the applications forms and any queries about the environment you intend on working in to gain PE.
    Yes, you can. The CLC offers a fast route to becoming licensed* in both the areas as detailed on the CLC website.

    For example, if you were to become a Licensed Conveyancer first:
  • Once you have successfully become Licensed as a CLC Conveyancer you would then need to study just two further Level 6 units relating to Wills / Probate (as once Licensed, you will be exempt from all of Level 4 and the Level 6 Accounts unit)
  • 1,200hrs Qualifying Experience in Probate will be needed
  • The above process would be ‘vice versa’ if you wanted to become a Licensed Probate Practitioner first and then a Licensed Conveyancer.
  • Please note that for guidance on licensing you must kindly consult directly with the CLC. Further details can be found here.
  • *Granting a CLC first qualifying licence is subject to other licensing requirements being satisfied in addition to educational attainment. Centres are not in a position to anticipate the outcome of an application for a CLC first qualifying licence before it has been determined by the CLC.
    Completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice (or equivalent if applying for exemptions) together with 6 months work experience will allow you to enhance your training by giving you the opportunity to qualify as a Registered Probate Technician.
    Probate Technicians may assist the probate lawyer to administer the estate of a deceased person. Probate Technicians work closely with clients other probate lawyers and professionals and manage small caseload.
    Probate Technicians work in a variety of legal teams and settings recognised in the private client industry, including Licensed Conveyancing or Solicitors’ practices. They may also work as sole practitioners.

    Probate Technicians deal with a broad range of other professional persons including; accountancy, banking, tax, trust and charitable professionals in the course of administering an estate.

    To find out more, including how to apply to be registered please visit the CLC Conveyancing Technician guidance page.
    LTC Students can apply for a NUS Extra Discount Card. You can apply for your card once you have enrolled on your course – more details can be found in your learner area. LTC students can also purchase access to OUP’s Law Trove at a 10% discount for either full access or access to subject collections.

    Pricing

    Thinking about enrolling in an LTC CLC online course?

    All our courses are designed to fit around your existing commitments. They can be studied at your own pace and are delivered by our approachable team of law lecturers and practitioners with years of industry experience.

    Most importantly, our courses represent great value for money and can be paid for via instalments, making them accessible and ensuring a real return on investment.

    What will I need before I get started?

    To study your online course, you will need the following:
    Minimum Hardware Requirements:
  • Computer / laptop / Google Chromebook / Apple MacBook
  • Keyboard and a mouse or another pointing device
  • Broadband connection with 10 Mbps average speed
  • An Ethernet cable for maintaining internet stability
  • Working microphone, either internal or external
  • Webcam with 320 x 240 VGA resolution, either internal or external
  • Minimum System Requirements:
  • Preferred Internet Browser: Google Chrome
  • Operating System: Windows 7+ / macOS 10.11+ / Chrome 58+
  • Free RAM: 2GB
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Pentium / Intel / ARM
  • Free disk space: 1GB
  • We are here to help. If you have any questions on the above, please contact us.

    How to apply?

    How do I enrol?

    The Law Training Centre accepts applications throughout the year so that learners can start when it suits them most.

    You can request an enrolment form by completing our form. Once completed, you will receive the form directly to the email address you provide.

    Please fill in the enrolment form and return it to info@ltckent.co.uk
    To ensure your enrolment is processed as quickly as possible, please make sure that you read the form carefully, and fill out all the required boxes. If you need any help or have questions, please contact us on 0330 088 8495 or info@ltckent.co.uk

    What happens after I send my enrolment form?

    Your enrolment application form will be processed by our Student Services Team. If there are any queries at this stage, we will contact you.

    Invoicing

    Once your form has been processed, we will issue your invoice in accordance with the information you provide to us on your enrolment form.
    If you (or your firm) are paying for your course in full, we can accept payment by bank transfer or credit/debit card.
    If you (or your firm) are paying by instalments, you (or they) will need to do two things to complete your enrolment:
    (1) set up a Direct Debit mandate, which will be emailed to you separately, and
    (2) pay your initial invoice by bank transfer or card.
    Your enrolment will not be complete until we have received payment and, if applicable, confirmation of set up of the Direct Debit mandate. Incomplete applications will expire after 30 days. Please ensure you (and your sponsor if relevant) agree to all of the Terms and Conditions on the last page before submitting your enrolment form.

    Payment options

    You can pay by bank transfer to our account or by credit/debit card using the payment link on your invoice. Please note that we cannot take payment over the phone.

    Course login

    Once we have processed your payment (and received confirmation that the Direct Debit mandate has been set up if you are paying by instalments) and the 14-day cooling-off period has passed or has been waived, you will receive access to your course login within two working days. If it doesn’t arrive, please check your junk folder before contacting our support team on support@ltckent.co.uk

    Why choose us?

    We are specialised legal trainers, solely focussed on the provision of legal and business training for aspiring and qualified lawyers.

    We have a deep understanding of the current legal sector and the training needs of those who work within it.

    Our course delivery is uniquely engaging, having full regard of how precious time is for those not only studying law, but also practising at the same time.

    We are here to support our students and partners by providing them with the tools to stand out from the competition and accelerate their legal career.