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About the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) route to qualification

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) route is a specialist pathway to qualification for anyone who wishes to specialise in conveyancing and/or probate.

The qualifications available are:

Awarded jointly with the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), the qualifications at Level 4 and 6 are additionally Ofqual registered to give learners the added reassurance that their qualifications will be recognised internationally.

What is the CLC route?

To qualify as a licensed conveyancer or licensed probate practitioner you will need to satisfy four main elements:

  • Complete the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing or Probate (or be exempt)
  • Complete the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing or Probate (or be exempt)
  • Practical experience supervised by an Authorised Person
  • Apply for a CLC License


What exemptions are available?

Over 500 learners have benefitted from exemptions for their recognised prior learning.  To discuss possible exemptions for SQE, CILEx L3 and L6, LLB, GDL, BA in Law, LLM, LPC, certain international LLBs, paralegal qualifications such NALP, IOP, CLT, STEP or any other legal qualifications please email us with the details of the qualifications you hold (ideally your transcript) and our academic team will gladly assess and advise you further. This is a free service.

CLC elements explained


Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing or Probate

The Level 4 Diploma consists of five units to complete:


On completion of the Level 4 Diploma once you have 6 months’ work experience you can register as a CLC Technician.

Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing or Probate

The Level 6 Diploma consists of 3 units to complete:

On completion of your Level 6 Diploma, once you have completed the required practice experience, you may apply for your first CLC Licence.

Practice experience

Before you are able to apply for your first qualifying license to practice as a CLC licensed conveyancer or licensed probate practitioner you must have obtained the required practice experience. The requirements are:

  • You have obtained a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised qualifying work experience.
  • Your experience meets the CLC’s Day One Outcomes, including the competent completion of standard legal and technical processes.
  • You act in a professional and principled manner as per the CLC Code of Conduct.

The 1200 hours of supervised work can be either full or part time employment completed over a period of 24 months within the past 36 months (prior to the Licence application) and must be under the supervision of a Qualifying Authorised Person (e.g. licensed conveyancer/probate practitioner, solicitor or CILEX Lawyer) in the employment of a Qualifying Employer.

Read more about the work experience requirements of each of our qualifications here.

Apply for a CLC Licence

You must complete a Statement of Practical Experience verified by your supervisor (an Authorised Person) which forms the occupational competency and professional standards component of a CLC License application. This together with identity documents and qualification certificates is submitted to the CLC with an application fee.

Why choose Law Training Centre?

Law Training Centre’s fully online courses are designed to fit around your work and family life, so you can study at a pace and place that works for you. With no formal qualification requirements to start on the pathway, and exemptions available for those who have completed previous training/education, the CLC route can provide a real opportunity to start or develop your legal career.

As the first provider to offer online proctored exams for CLC learners, you can be sure that we have extensive experience providing online tuition and exams that work for you. Plus, we’ve already supported over 2,000 conveyancing and probate professionals on their journey to success, so why not join them?

CLC Approved Training Provider

Extensive bank of study resources

Flexible, online learning

On-demand assessments

Unlimited tutor support

Interest free instalment plans

Discounted fees and scholarships

Employer case studies:

Why Swiitch by Shoosmiths choose Law Training Centre for its employee CLC training

From magic circle firms to The Lawyer top 200 and Legal 500 powerhouses in every region, over 700 law firms have chosen Law Training Centre to provide their team’s legal training.

In this interview with Vicki Redman, Head of Training at Swiitch by Shoosmiths, learn why leading law firms choose Law Training Centre.

“The tutor support has been really good as well. So, they’ve always got contact with online tutors, people available that they can talk to, just to help them and see how they’re getting on and support them.”

– Vicki Redman, Head of Training at Swiitch by Shoosmiths

Learner case studies:

See what our CLC learners have to say…


Katie qualified as a licensed conveyancer having come from a background in equitation science.
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Jack spent months with another training provider, but when she switched to Law Training Centre she passed!
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Laura qualified with Law Training Centre and was voted Young Practitioner of the Year in 2021.
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Ali qualified in both conveyancing and probate with CLC courses from Law Training Centre.
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Thomas was the first learner to sit an SQA/CLC remote, proctored exam with Law Training Centre.
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Julieann studied for her CLC Diploma whilst taking care of her family and working in a law firm.
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