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

Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation

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£675.00
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£675.00

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.

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

Books Included in the Module Fee

Sawyer, Caroline, and Miriam Spero. Succession, Wills and Probate, Routledge, 2015.

And many more ...

What is it like to study at Access Law?
Application

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. 

Where the module is oversubscribed, please be patient. There are assessments every month and as soon as space becomes available the application window will be reopened. 

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Duration

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.

Exemptions

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. 

Assessment

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.

Qualify

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.