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CLC - English Legal System - Conveyancing / Probate Diploma
The English Legal System
Topics for the English Legal System Module for the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice
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The English Legal System

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This module is designed to give you an understanding of the English legal system which is invaluable information in practice as a Licensed Conveyancer or a Conveyancing technician as it will enable you to apply appropriate methods and procedures when solving legal problems. 

The module will include the origin and modern operation of the common law; the stages of the passing of UK legislation; the types of legislation and their advantages and disadvantages; and the operation of both the civil and criminal courts. 

Apply above, or by returning the Student Enrolment Form to 

Course Content

The English Legal System module is divided into 8 sections: 

Section 1: The Common Law & Equity

Section 2: The Common Law

Section 3: Legislation

Section 4: European Union

Section 5: The Civil Justice System

Section 6: The Criminal Justice System

Section 7: The Judiciary, Magistrates, Tribunals & Juries

Section 8: Law Reform & The Legal Profession 


The following resources are included in the module fee: 

- Dedicated tutor for each module (available 7 days a week)

- CLC / SQA Contract Law Manual

- SQA Student Registration fee

- Assessment fees (including reassessment fees)

- Unlimited access to our eLibrary (100s of books to support your studies)

- Live topic / revision webinars (all webinars are recorded and made available on the VLE)

- Forums where you can raise questions and discuss issues with the tutor team and other students

- Practice papers, mock exams, revision notes and revision activities

- Video lectures on every subject area

- Quizzes, Flashcards and other interactive activities

What is it like to study at Access Law?

To apply for the Conveyancing Law and Practice module, simply click "Apply Now" and complete the checkout process, or complete our Student Enrolment Form and sent it to

Once your application has been reviewed you will be given access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to complete your student induction. 

If you are a new student, you  will be required to provide photographic identification as part of your application. This can be scanned and emailed to us within 14 days.

Payment Options

Pay by: One-off payment

You can make a one-off payment online by creditor /debit card, including MasterCard, Visa or AMEX.

Additionally, you can use convenient payment methods such as Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay and more.

If you prefer to pay directly from your bank account, please reach out to for our bank details. 

Pay by: Monthly payments

There are flexible payment options available for the module fee. For individual Level 4 modules, you can choose to pay in 3 monthly instalments without any interest charges or deposit requirements.


Pay by: Sponsoring organisation 

A third party (such as an employer) can pay all or part of your fees. Your sponsor should complete the Employer Sponsorship section on the Student Enrolment Form before returning it to 


The Level 4 Diploma is equivalent to the first year of a degree. Typically, the Level 4 Diploma should take between 12-18 months to complete but, depending on prior knowledge of the subject and your circumstances, the Level 4 Diploma could be completed in 6 months. 

Where a student intends to complete the Level 4 Diploma in 12-18 months, the English Legal System module would usually be completed in 2-3 months. As mentioned above, this module could be completed over a longer or shorter period depending on prior knowledge of the subject and your circumstances. 

ALO will tailor your module and the support offered to help you achieve your desired outcome, in your desired timeframe.


You can apply for an exemption for the English Legal Systems module  where you have a Law Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or similar qualification. 

To apply for an exemption you will need to provide us with evidence of your prior qualification. We will map your prior learning to the learning outcomes of the English Legal Systems module and confirm whether you are eligible for an exemption. 

Important note

Students transitioning from an external qualification to SQA must achieve at least one course without exemption to be awarded an SQA Diploma. 


This module is assessed by way of written assignment which you will be given 21 days to complete and return.

You can apply for assessment at any time.


You can enhance your training to qualify as a Registered Conveyancing Technician. To qualify, 6 months work experience must be undertaken combined with completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice (or equivalent if applying for exemptions).

To qualify you must submit to 

1. an application form, including your statement of relevant work experience

2. a certified copy of photographic ID, such as a Passport or a Photographic Driving Licence; and

3. all educational certificates and transcripts.

Click here to look at CLC's FAQ's on becoming a Conveyancing Technician

Career Path

After completing the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice, you could go on to study the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice to become a property law specialist.

With the requisite amount of practical experience you could then qualify as a Licensed Conveyancer. 

With experience, you could go on to manage a conveyancing department in a large firm, or set up your own conveyancing practice.

You could also take further training to become a solicitor.