Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice

Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice

SQA Code: GL7K 86
Ofqual Code: 603/0174/0
Qualifications Wales Code: C00/1243/3
Total Qualification Time: 436 hours
Guided Learning Hours: 218
Credit Value: 44

Regulated qualifications extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and are linked to the national apprenticeship standards. The Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice covers all the high-level, specialised skills associated with the legalities of buying and selling property in England and Wales.

This qualification covers areas such as landlord and tenant law, conveyancing law and practice, and managing client and office accounts.

This qualification can be delivered in England and Wales through colleges, training providers and some employers. It has been designed to be delivered as a combination of face to face delivery and/or self-directed study, or as an online course.

Why deliver this qualification

The Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice has been developed in partnership with SQA and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers after consultation with sector specialists so it is appropriate for the legal services sector.

It will help employers meet skills gaps and provide continuing professional development for staff, while candidates will gain knowledge and skills needed for progression in the workplace.

It can also be offered to people who wish to gain employment in the sector.

The unit-based structure of the qualification aids timetable flexibility as it can be delivered on a full-time or part-time basis.

This qualification provides progression routes to further study or employment. (see Progression).

Who does this qualification suit

The target audience is those in work, or seeking employment, who require a specific skill set in order to become a licensed conveyancer, for example, conveyancing legal technicians.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, it is a pre-requisite that candidates hold one of the following:

  • SQA level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice
  • Batchelor of Laws degree (LLB)
  • postgraduate qualification, eg Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • CILEx qualification level 6*
  • relevant legal practice course (Diploma level)*

* Please refer to the SQA/CLC exemption information/table for further details.


This regulated qualification is a mandatory component in the Trailblazer Licensed Conveyancer Apprenticeship and the Higher Apprenticeship in Conveyancing (Wales).


Learners have the opportunity of progressing to become a licensed conveyancer after having achieved the level 6 qualification along with 1200 hours of practical experience (equivalent to one year of practical experience in a legal services practice working on a full-time basis, longer if part-time).


Centres require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

How to assess

Each individual unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for each unit.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

The qualification requires learners to complete the three Mandatory Units to achieve 44 credits (436 hours TQT)

Please refer to the qualification structure for more detail (57 KB).

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance for these qualifications are available on SQA's Secure website. These are available from your centre’s SQA Co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk

Assessment Strategy

An assessment strategy has been produced for this qualification.

SQA/CLC Qualifications Assessment Strategy (244 KB)

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Qualification Specification

Regulated Qualification Specification for: SQA Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice (305 KB)

Information for exempt students

Support materials