This occupational standard and associated apprenticeship will be retired on 26 February 2024. The occupational standard will be replace by ST1312 Legal technician - conveyancing and probate which is in development.
Supporting licensed conveyancers with legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership of land or property.
Conveyancing Technicians work under the direct supervision of an Authorised Person, a qualified individual authorised by an Approved Regulator to carry on reserved legal activities e.g. a Licensed Conveyancer; a Solicitor; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
The role of a Conveyancing Technician is to support the fee earning activities of a principal Licensed Conveyancer by working on a brief defined by the supervisor to action legal procedures related to conveyancing transactions. It is an entry-level role into the industry and is suitable for candidates of all ages; including those experienced and new to the sector with no legal qualifications.
Meeting the competency standard of the apprenticeship will enable the successful apprentice to apply for voluntary registration in order to carry out conveyancing procedures under the supervision of an Authorised Person.
As a qualified Conveyancing Technician your primary responsibility will be to support the Authorised Person in dealing with legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership of land or property from a seller to a buyer; as well as legal advice and/or work carried out in connection with any transaction that creates, varies, transfers or discharges a legal or equitable interest in any real property. You will understand that each property transaction is unique and you will work closely with clients who are the buyers and sellers of property and often also a lending institution. You will need to demonstrate that you understand the intent of Regulatory Arrangements, consumer and Lender requirements and are able to escalate or deal with your day to day tasks accordingly; this will involve managing a range of standard non-complex conveyancing transactions as a fee earner, and you will do this by:
Achieving the apprenticeship will enable you to build a professional career in property law and work on a standard range of property and land transactions; qualifying you to carry out work in residential and commercial conveyancing employment under the direct supervision of an Authorised Person.
To be able to deal with non-complex Conveyancing transactions candidates will need to demonstrate they have the foundation knowledge and skills, and are competent to apply these using the values and behaviours of a qualified Conveyancing Technician. On the successful completion of the Apprenticeship you will:
Day-One-Outcomes set the benchmark for performance upon qualification to provide the professional level of support to an Authorised Person. As a successful Apprentice you will be able to demonstrate the full range of knowledge, skills, values and behaviours of a qualified Conveyancing Technician, and evidence that you are able to work using your own initiative on a standard range of Conveyancing services. You will do this by meeting the requirements of the Day-One-Outcomes contained in this standard, which are;
1. Legal Requirements
2. Professional Conduct
3. Professional Behaviours
Apprentices will be required to complete recognised CLC academic qualifications which will be subject to amendment at the Council’s discretion.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL
Successful Apprentices will hold a formally recognised qualification at Level 4 relevant to their work as a Conveyancing Technician.
Minimum 1 year. Candidates new to the sector with no previous legal qualifications may take up to 3 years to complete the Apprenticeship. Candidates with previous legal experience may complete the Apprenticeship within 1 to 2 years.
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