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.
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 Wills, Succession & Grants of Representation Manual
- Access to the eLibrary (100s of books to support your studies)
- Live topic webinars (all webinars are recorded and made available on the VLE)
- Live 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pay by: One-off payment
You can make a one-off payment online by credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa or AMEX) or via Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay and more.
You can also pay by cheque or direct bank transfer. Please contact email@example.com to request our bank details. Cheques and direct payments should be in pounds sterling (GDP) drawn on a UK bank and made payable to Access Law Online Ltd.
Pay by: Monthly payments
You can pay your fees for each module on a monthly instalment plan. Collection fees apply. The collection fee varies depending on whether you pay paying by 3, 5 or 12 monthly instalments.
Pay by: Sponsoring organisation
A third party (such as an employer) who is paying either all or part of your fees and agrees to be invoiced for fees should complete our Sponsorship Agreement Form. This must be done before the programme is commenced. You will receive notification by email confirming when your sponsorship agreement has been confirmed and you are able to log onto our virtual learning environment (VLE).
Your sponsor must sign the sponsorship agreement form. You cannot sign it yourself.
Once a sponsorship agreement has been accepted by us, and your employer has been invoiced, your sponsoring organisation will have 30 days from the invoice date to pay the invoice, which will not affect your ability to commence your programme.
If the sponsorship agreement does not cover the full amount of fees due, you may the pay the balance by contacting our finance team.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.