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PDA in Domestic Conveyancing

PDA in Domestic Conveyancing

The PDA in Domestic Conveyancing at SCQF level 8 is intended for those who wish to become a Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal in the legal domain of domestic conveyancing.

This qualification is suitable for both trainee registered paralegals and experienced paralegals working in the specialism of residential conveyancing, whether in private practice or in local authority legal teams. It would also benefit those working with paralegal responsibilities in estate agencies, banks or building societies.

This qualification is currently available through colleges. It has been designed to be delivered as a taught course and to be achievable within one year on a part-time basis.

Why study this qualification

The PDA in Domestic Conveyancing is aimed at both trainee and experienced paralegals working in the specialism of domestic conveyancing, whether in private practice, estate agencies, local authorities, banks or building societies. It could also be undertaken by paralegals in other legal domains who wish to move into this area of work, or those learners not currently employed who aspire to a paralegal role in the near future.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre. Candidates will usually be already working as a paralegal, either as a trainee or as a more experienced paralegal in this or another legal specialism, although this is not essential.  Ideally, candidates would normally have some experience in conveyancing transactions, although this is also not essential.  Candidates would normally be expected to have competence in Communication at SCQF level 6 or equivalent.

Candidates who have achieved the HNC or HND in Legal Services would have some evidence towards the Units in the PDA.

Employment and progression

The Units in the PDA have been mapped against the Law Society of Scotland’s competences in the legal domain of domestic conveyancing.    

Learners would have the opportunity of progressing to other PDAs in the suite of paralegal awards.