How to become a licensed conveyancer
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- training with a professional body
You could do a technician conveyancer higher apprenticeship, then move onto a licensed conveyancer degree apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
You could start in a conveyancing office and work your way up by training to become a registered conveyancing technician.
- 6 months' practical experience in a probate or conveyancing practice, in a legal firm or in an organisation offering probate services to the public
- to apply for registration with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
You could then take the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice to qualify as a professional conveyancer.
You can take the following qualifications through the Council for Licensed Conveyancers:
- Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 4
- Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 6
You can start studying even if you're not working in the legal profession. Each diploma takes around 18 to 24 months to complete, including practical experience.
You may be able to complete these more quickly if you already have a legal qualification, for example:
- law degree
- legal practice course
- Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
- Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 Diploma
- you'll need to apply to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers for a licence to work as a conveyancer
You can get more details about careers in conveyancing from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.