Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation
Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation

Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation

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This Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation module is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the law of Wills, succession and intestacy. Students will also learn how to apply entitlement and the procedure for applying for a Grant of Representation, the types of Grant available and the circumstances in which they would be issued, the steps to be followed when administering an estate and the remedies available to creditors and beneficiaries.


Apply above or by returning the Student Enrolment Form to support@alo-email.com

Module Content

The Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation module is divided into 12 sections: 

Section 1: Duties of the Licensed Probate Practitioner

Section 2: The Will

Section 3: Legacies and Devises

Section 4: Revocation

Section 5: Contracts, Mutual and Joint Wills

Section 6: Revival and Republication of Wills

Section 7: Intestate Succession 

Section 8: Executors and Administrators

Section 9: Grants of Representation

Section 10: Administering the Estate

Section 11: Post-Death Alterations

Section 12: The Law of Trusts


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 Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation module, simply click "Apply Now" and complete the checkout process or complete our student enrolment form and send it to support@alo-email.com

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 finance@alo-email.com 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 and return our Sponsorship Agreement Form. This must be done before you start your programme. 


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 Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation module would usually be completed in 3-4 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 Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation 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 Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation module and confirm whether you are eligible for an exemption. 

Important note

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


This module is assessed by way of written assignment which you will be given 28 days to complete and return.

You can apply for assessment at any time.


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

To qualify you must submit to traineelawyer@clc-uk.org: 

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.

Career Path

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

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

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

You could also take further training to become a solicitor.