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Probate Diplomas


Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice 

The units studied in the Level 4 Diploma are:

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

Candidates with no legal qualifications should start by completing one of the Level 4 Diplomas. It is not necessary for new students to have any prior experience, knowledge, skills or understanding of conveyancing procedure and practice.

Completion of the Level 4 Diploma could qualify you as a Probate Technician. Probate Technicians assist the probate lawyer to administer the estate of a deceased person and will work directly with private clients and other probate lawyers.

Did you know, it is possible to enhance your training to qualify as a Registered Probate Technician by gaining 6 months of Practical Experience in a probate role. This can be completed either during your academic studies or after completion as full or part time, paid or unpaid work experience. Individuals seeking to gain practical experience should contact the person responsible for trainee recruitment within the company. You can get company names and contact details via the SLC job search facility, the CLC firms search facility or our recently qualified Licensed Conveyancers stories.

Candidates would also have the possibility of progressing on to the Level 6 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice and qualifying as a probate practitioner.

To study the Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice, you must enrol with an approved training provider. This Diplomas can be studied through classroom based learning or by distance learning. The Level 4 Diploma is also available on the Apprenticeship Scheme. 


 

Level 6 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice 

The units studied in the Level 6 Diploma are:

  • Administration of Estates
  • Law of Will Succession and Grants of Representation
  • Managing Client and Office Accounts (Probate)

Progression on to the Level 6 Diploma could qualify you as a Probate Practitioner. A Probate Practitioner will undertake all of the legal administration of a deceased person's estate.

To apply for your qualifying licence with the CLC, you will also need to undertake 1200 hours of Practical Experience in a probate role. This can be completed as full or part time, paid or unpaid work experience under the direct supervision of a probate lawyer or solicitor.

Individuals seeking to gain practical experience should contact the person responsible for trainee recruitment within the company. You can get company names and contact details via the SLC job search facility, the CLC firms search facility or our recently qualified Licensed Conveyancers stories.

 

To study the Level 6 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice, you must enrol with an approved training provider. This Diplomas can be studied through classroom based learning or by distance learning.

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Take a look in more detail at the units covered in the Level 6 Diploma.