Conveyancing Technician

What do they do?

Conveyancing Technicians manage a small caseload of residential property transactions and their role is to support the work of a property lawyer. Conveyancing Technicians work closely with clients and other property professionals.

Where do they work?

Conveyancing Technicians can work anywhere that deals with the transfer of a title to property or land in a legal department headed by a qualified person. The scope of employment is not limited to a law firm; it ranges from housing associations and local authorities, across banks and building societies to property development companies and even railways and airports.

How to study

No previous knowledge or experience is needed. Straight from school or college, the Level 4 Diploma is a great starting place for anyone wishing to pursue a career in law. The Level 4 Diploma is also a perfect stepping stone for anyone considering a career change and looking to improve their prospects of finding a job in law. If you already hold academic legal qualifications such as a Law Degree, take a look at our exemptions guide as you may qualify for some exemption.

The national recognised diplomas can be studied through an approved training provider by classroom based learning, distance learning or on an apprenticeship scheme. Typically, approved training providers offer an all-inclusive fee for each Diploma. Fees for the Level 4 Diploma around £3500 – £4000. This compares favourably to other degree and professional qualification routes. View our approved training providers here.

Qualify as a Registered Technician

It’s possible to enhance your training to qualify as a Registered Conveyancing Technician. To qualify, 6 months work experience must be undertaken combined with completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice (or equivalent if applying for exemptions which could be completed in as quick as 18 months View more information about the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice here. CLC Legal Technician Register applicants must have successfully achieved:

  • the CLC/SQA Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 4, or equivalent CLC accredited units; and
  • six months work experience in relevant employment; in a probate or conveyancing practice, legal firm, or organisation offering probate services to the public.

Applicants must submit to

  1. an application form, including your statement of relevant work experience;
  2. a certified copy of photographic ID, such as a Passport or a Photographic Driving Licence; and
  3. all educational certificates and transcripts.

View the FAQ’s on becoming a CLC Technician

Work Experience

Before you are able to apply for to become a Registered Conveyancing Technician you will need to complete 6 months of work experience and finding the work experience may be easier than you think. The scope of employment is actually very broad and even includes working in banks and building societies as well as law firms. You can get company names and contact details via the SLC job search facility, the CLC firms search facility or our take a look at our recently qualified CLC Lawyer stories.

Level 4 Diploma
View the units that make up the Level 4 Diploma.

Enrol with a Training Provider
Take a look at our approved training providers to study the Level 4 Diploma.

Work Experience
Information about completing and submitting your Statement of Work Experience.

Apply to become a CLC Conveyancing Technician
Find out how to apply to become a CLC Technician.

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