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CILEX Probate Practitioner

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As part of the introduction of the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ), Learners wishing to complete a Level 3 qualification must have registered as a CILEx Student Member by 31 May 2021. Learners enrolling on the Graduate Fast-Track Diploma must also register for CILEx membership by 31 October 2021.

However, if you do not have CILEx membership you can also register with CILEx as a non-member to sit exams (only applicable for Level 6), subject to exam fees. For more information on CILEx membership, please follow this link. You can also contact CILEx directly if you have any further questions about the membership.

CILEX Probate Practitioner

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’ (CILEX) accelerated pathway in Wills and Probate, delivers the knowledge and experience of the Law in Wills and Succession and Probate Practice in England and Wales. This Pathway educates on laws and acts governing wills and codicils, the concept of valid wills, clauses and gifts, revoking wills, rules for intestacy, rules for inheritance tax, the role of representatives including trustees and executors as well as the probate process.

Choose the pathway and click on the titles below to go directly to the right section on this page.​

Pricing

Thinking about enrolling in an LTC CILEX 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.

Download our Probate Pathway diagram for an overview of the pathway which prepares individuals for a legal career in probate as a case worker or a Chartered Legal Executive and fully qualified lawyer dealing with wills and probate, administering estates or handling claims.

 

School Leaver / 1st Job

To start out on a career in wills and probate, we advise completion of 5 units at Level 3 for a CILEX Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice with a specialist focus on probate. This certificate addresses a growing need for a short but rounded introduction to Law and Practice, legal skills and a need for knowledge and experience within a specialist area of Law and Legal Practice.

School leavers and individuals starting out in their first job benefit from a broad introduction to Law, qualifications at Level 3 in Wills and Succession and Wills and Probate (practice) along with legal ski

Recommended Entry level

Role on commencement:

Role on completion

Level 3

Duration

CILEx Membership Grade

Progression

5 units, CILEX Level 3 – Certificate in Law & Practice.

Entry level units recommended for the CILEX Accelerated Pathway to Wills & Probate/ Private Client Qualifications:

  • Introduction to Law and Practice
  • Client Care Skills
  • Legal Research Skills
  • Probate Practice
  • Law of Wills and Succession

* mandatory units for CILEX Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice

 

Probate Paralegal / Probate Assistant

Wills & Probate / Private Client support workers who choose to progress with a career in this specialist field may wish to start with the Level 3 Certificate qualification outlined above or embark on 4 focused level 6 study units, complemented by 3 experience portfolios evidencing competence in Probate Practice.

The same qualification pathway applies to Law Graduates.

Entry level

Role on completion

Level 6

Duration

CILEx Membership Grade

Progression

Step 1: CILEX Level 6 Certificate

Step 2: Experience in wills and probate

Step 3: Evidence of competence

Law Graduates (LLB/GDL/LPC/BVC/BPTC)

Wills & Probate / Private Client support workers who choose to progress with a career in this specialist field may wish to start with the Level 3 Certificate qualification outlined above or embark on 4 focused level 6 study units, complemented by 3 experience portfolios evidencing competence in Probate Practice.

Entry level

Role on completion

Level 6

Duration

CILEx Membership Grade

Progression

Step 1: CILEx Level 6 Certificate

Step 2: Experience in wills and probate

Step 3: Evidence of competence

Probate Professional with Significant Experience

Step 1: Experience in wills and probate

Step 2: Evidence of competence

Practice Rights Application

Probate services are regulated under the Legal Services Act. Individuals need to be authorised to undertake Probate work.

CILEX Regulation can award Probate Practice Rights to gain the required authorisation to provide the full range of probate services to clients through a regulated firm, without supervision.

The scheme of Authorisation is open to all practitioners who can demonstrate their competence through qualifications and/or experience as evidenced by portfolio. CILEX Membership is not strictly required and applications can be made irrespective of membership grade. Probate Practitioners will be required to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD support is a core part of CILEX Membership Benefits amongst many other professional and personal benefits.

You can start the application process for Probate Practice Rights by downloading the Practice Rights Application form and use the accompanying Probate Practice Rights handbook.

Individuals can apply to CILEX Regulation as a regulator of firms, for authorisation to set their own regulated business offering probate services. Read more to find out about applying for .

 

Top-up Qualifications for Chartered Legal Executive / CILEX Fellowship

Individuals can also follow the traditional CILEX pathway to becoming a CILEX Chartered Legal Executive with Probate Practice Rights. The general pathway is designed to provide wider legal knowledge, that is not just specific to probate and provide a broad-based foundation across key areas of Law and Practice, including mandatory core units in law. This ensures that CILEX Chartered Legal Executives and Fellows are well prepared for a career in law against the background of continuing changes in the legal sector.

The Probate Accelerated Pathway is wholly focussed on a career in Wills and Probate with Probate Practice Rights. With top-up units that provide the broader spectrum of core units in law, along with proof of relevant experience, it is possible for Probate Practitioners to qualify as Chartered Legal Executives and become a CILEX Fellow with designatory letters FCILEX.

CILEXX also offers an Accelerated Pathway in Conveyancing which can complement the Wills and Probate Accelerated Pathway with additional focused legal qualifications and experience.

 

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 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?

Once received, your enrolment will be processed by our Student Services Team. If there are any queries at this stage, we will contact you.

  • Invoicing:
    We will issue your invoice according to your chosen option – either self–sponsored or firm-sponsored. If you are paying by instalments, a separate Direct Debit mandate email will be sent out for you to complete online, you will need to set up both the Direct Debit and complete the initial payment. Once the invoice has been paid (or the Direct Debit set up if applicable) please notify us by return email.
  • Payment options:
    You can pay by bank transfer to our account or by card using the payment link on your invoice. Cheques are accepted and your course login will be made live once the cheque has cleared into our bank account.
  • Course Login:
    Once we have processed your payment and the 14-day cooling-off period has passed or has been waived, please allow up to 2 working days from the invoice being paid to being emailed your course login.

 

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.