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.

Rationale and purpose of 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.

Who is this qualification for?

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)*

Information for exempt students


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).

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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).

Qualification Specification

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

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How to assess

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

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Assessment strategy/principle

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