4 March, 2014
BIS-sponsored trailblazer consortium to develop a new occupational standard and apprenticeship in conveyancing
Council for Licensed Conveyancers facilitating work by employer group as part of its commitment to innovation and growth in the sector
New apprenticeship to support broad access to conveyancing profession, increase flexibility in training and set new, stand-alone professional standard
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers is facilitating a group of employers to develop a new apprenticeship in conveyancing as part of this second wave. The apprenticeship will become the national standard for conveyancing apprenticeships.
Being employer-led, the new apprenticeship will deliver learners trained to high standards and assessed in a way that provides clear assurance to employers. It will provide learners with a relevant and highly attractive qualification to help them develop an interesting and rewarding specialist career in legal services. It will also improve consumer protection by developing a larger group of fully-qualified and rigorously assessed providers of conveyancing services.
The Consortium is made up of representatives from the following firms, who all volunteered in response to an open call to take part by the CLC. They are:
Countrywide Conveyancing Services
Total Conveyancing Services
Premier Property Lawyers/ MyHomeMove Ltd.
Specialist Property Lawyers
Chief Executive of the CLC, Sheila Kumar said:
“We’re committed to supporting the development of a diverse profession that delivers the services consumers want to the highest professional standards. So we welcome the government’s commitment to financial assistance for apprenticeships as well as their drive to support development of world-class apprenticeship schemes.”
“As the regulator of Licensed Conveyancers we expect high levels of technical expertise and professionalism from all those involved in conveyancing to protect the consumer and the public interest.”
“We’re delighted to be supporting employers of conveyancers as they work to develop a new standard for apprenticeships in conveyancing.”
Matthew Hancock, Skills and Enterprise Minister said:
“National Apprenticeship Week is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.”
“We want to see Apprenticeships become the new norm for all ambitious young people, and employers who are dedicated to growing their own talent and increasing the skills base of the nation.”
“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this trailblazer for their commitment to Apprenticeships and Traineeships”