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

The English Legal System

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From the options above, simply select 'Celebrate the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday' to enroll. 

Pay a £250.00 deposit and don't pay anything for 3 months. 

Once you have entered your payment details, you will have the option to pay a £250 deposit and nothing for 3 months or pay in one lump sum or by 12 monthly (interest free) instalments starting on the 1st of following month

If you opt not to pay anything for 3 months, you can then opt to pay by one lump sum or by 12 monthly (interest free) instalments.

Module Description

This module is designed to give you an understanding of the English legal system which is invaluable information in practice as 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.


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

Books Included in Module Fee

Frost, Tom, et al. Unlocking the English Legal System, Routledge, 2019.

Elliott, Catherine, et al. English Legal System, Pearson Education Limited, 2018. 

Martin, Jacqueline. English Legal System Eighth Edition, Hodder Education Group, 2016. 

Finch, Emily, and Stefan Fafinski. Law Express: English Legal System, Pearson Education Limited, 2018. 

Allbon, Emily, and Dua, Sanmeet Kaur. Elliott & Quinn's English Legal System, Pearson Education Limited, 2019. 

Wild, Charles, et al. Smith and Keenan's English Law, Pearson Education Limited, 2013.

And many more ... 

What is it like to study at Access Law?

To apply for the English Legal Systems module, you can either click "Apply Now" and complete the checkout process or complete our student enrolment form and sent 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 March, June, September and December. As soon as space becomes available the application window will be reopened. 

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Payment Options


Pay by: One-off payment
You can make a one-off payment online by credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa or AMEX) or via Paypal.

You can also pay by cheque or direct bank transfer. Please contact finance@alo-email.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. Students intending to pay by these methods should not register online. You will need to complete the Student Registration Form and either email it to admissions@alo-email.com or post it to us at 1st Floor, Beaconsfield MSA, Windsor Drive, Beaconsfield HP9 2SE

Pay by: Monthly payments
You can pay your fees for each module on a monthly instalment plan if you have a credit or debit card. There is no additional charge for using this plan and no interest is charged. 

If payment for the module is made by credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa or AMEX), the initial instalment will be taken immediately. The remaining monthly instalments will begin one month later. There will be a total of 3 instalments per module. 

When you have set up an instalment plan, you will receive an email advising you of the amounts and expected instalment due dates. You must pay the full amount of fees due to us before any assessment can be taken. 


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 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 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.

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.