Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice

Level 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice

SQA code: GL7J 53
Ofqual code: 603/0166/1
Qualifications Wales code: C00/1243/1
Total Qualification Time: 500 hours
Guided Learning Hours: 250
Credit value: 50

Regulated qualifications extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and are linked to the national apprenticeship standards.

This qualification covers areas such as the English legal system, law of contract, land law, understanding accounting procedures for probate transactions, and law of wills, succession and grants of representation.

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 4 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice has been developed in partnership with SQA and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) 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 flexibilityas it can be delivered on a full-time or part-time basis.

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

Who does this qualification suit

The target audience is those in work, or seeking employment, who require a specific skill set.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Learners do not need to have formal relevant qualifications to enter this qualification. Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required. Current experience of working within a legal practice setting would be advantageous but is not mandatory.

Apprenticeship

This qualification is a mandatory component in the Legal Technician: Probate Trailblazer Apprenticeship and the Higher Apprenticeship in Probate (Wales).

Progression

Learners would have the opportunity of progressing to the SQA level 6 Diploma in Probate Law and Practice.

Approval

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 five Mandatory Units to achieve 50 credits (500 hours TQT)

Please refer to the qualification structure for more detail (60 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.

Information for transitioning or exempt students

Guidance Document