Conveyancing end-point assessment (EPA)

SQA is approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver end-point assessment for the following apprenticeship standards:

We are listed on the Education and Skills Funding Agency Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO).

Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) 

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) regulate CLC lawyers and entities in conveyancing provision, probate and other legal services. 

After successful completion of end-point assessment, apprentices become eligible to apply to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) for either their professional registration on the CLC’s Register for Conveyancing Technicians or their first licence to practice.

SQA is responsible for quality assuring and certificating the revised qualifications in partnership with CLC. These form the on-programme qualification for Apprenticeships in Conveyancing Technician and Licensed Conveyancer.

Conveyancing end-point assessment

An independent organisation must be involved in the end-point assessment of each apprentice.

The final six months of each Apprenticeship culminates in an end-point assessment, ensuring the apprentice meets the standard set by employers and that they are fully competent in the role.
The candidate takes the assessment when their employer and training provider are satisfied they meet the criteria.

Each of the Approaches to Assessment (Assessment Plans) for Conveyancing Technician and Licensed Conveyancer detail how end-point assessment should be delivered by the approved Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO).

Assessment

Part 1 - An online scenario test taking up to two hours and consisting of two conveyancing scenarios to accommodate variable expanse or scope of tasks.

Part 2 - Submission of a showcase of evidence, followed by a professional discussion. The showcase should contain evidence collected near the end of the apprenticeship and forms the basis of the professional discussion between the apprentice and the Assessment Organisation. The professional discussion lasts up to one hour, it can be conducted face to face or using digital means.

Independent end-point assessors appointed by SQA will assess Parts 1 and 2 to determine whether the apprentice meets the Standard and demonstrates a level of knowledge and professional competence commensurate with the responsibilities of the role.

Certification

Apprenticeship certificates are only awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Apprentice assessment organisation

As a registered apprentice assessment organisation, SQA deliver end-point assessment for apprentice candidates in conveyancing standards.

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Related information

View the approved Assessment Standards and Assessment Plans for Conveyancing Technician and Licensed Conveyancer: