This occupational standard and associated apprenticeship will be retired on 26 February 2024. The occupational standard will be replaced by ST1311 Licensed conveyancer or licensed probate practitioner, which is in development.
Responsible for legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership of land or property, managing client portfolios and providing conveyancing legal services.
Licensed Conveyancers are specialist property lawyers who deal with all 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. Conveyancers manage client portfolios in residential, commercial and agricultural contexts and provide conveyancing legal services on behalf of private individuals, commercial and charitable organisations, housing associations, public authorities, building companies, mortgage lenders, including banks and building societies.
The Conveyancing Apprenticeship is one of a number of equivalent ways to qualify as a Licensed Conveyancer and become an Authorised Person; Regulators approve Authorised Persons to carry out reserved legal activities e.g. a Licensed Conveyancer; a Solicitor; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Meeting the competency standards of the apprenticeship will enable the successful apprentice to become eligible to apply for a professional Licence to provide the reserved activity of conveyancing to members of the public and businesses.
Licensed Conveyancers work as principal fee earners, have a significant level of autonomy and are responsible for compliance with Regulatory Arrangements and Lender requirements. You will understand that each property transaction is unique and will work closely with clients who are the buyers and sellers of property and often also a lending institution. As a Licensed Conveyancer your primary responsibility will be to provide an ethical and efficient legal service to the client/consumer and you will do this by:
Achieving the apprenticeship will enable you to independently conduct, manage and deliver all legal processes and requirements in relation to the broadest range of property and land transactions; qualifying you to carry out work in residential, commercial and agricultural conveyancing employment.
To be able to conduct complex land and property matters candidates will need to demonstrate they have an in depth knowledge and a broad range of experience in all areas of property and land transactions. On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will:
Day-One-Outcomes set the benchmark for performance upon qualification to provide a reserved legal activity. As a successful Apprentice you will be able to demonstrate the full range of knowledge, skills, values and behaviours of a qualified Licensed Conveyancer, and evidence that you are able to conduct and deliver a full 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 6 relevant to their work as a
Minimum 1½ years. Candidates new to the sector with no previous legal qualifications may take up to 5 years to complete the Apprenticeship. Candidates with previous legal experience and those with a LPC or Qualifying Law Degree may complete the Apprenticeship within 1½ to 3 years.
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