Paralegal Course

Course Overview

The Paralegal Course is designed to provide candidates with a base knowledge of the legal formalities required to convey a property transaction in England or Wales.

Each module comes with a training manual, PowerPoint presentation and online assessment to verify knowledge and understanding of the topic. Each candidate will be presented with a graded Certificate of Achievement following completion of the course.



The Paralegal Course consists of the following modules:

1. An Introduction and Outline of a Conveyancing Transaction

This is the first module in our series which introduces you to a basic conveyancing transaction and highlights the main procedures a Conveyancer will adopt in dealing with the sale or purchase of a freehold title.

2. Land Law

Module 2 delves into Land Law, the foundation of conveyancing practice. It will highlight some key elements of Land Law that will be of importance to you as a practising Conveyancer.

3. Taking Instructions

This module provides an outline of the important matters to consider when taking instructions from and advising a client at the start of a conveyancing transaction.

4. Proving and Investigating Title

This module explores the necessary procedures when investigating and proving title to land.

5. Pre-Contract Enquiries and Searches

Module 5 considers what searches and enquiries a conveyancer should be making before a binding contract is concluded in a standard purchase transaction.

6. Understanding and Interpreting Planning Permission and Building Regulations (including Listed Building Requirements)

Module 6 provides an outline of the necessary procedures when considering planning permission and building regulations.

7. Mortgages

Module 7 provides a synopsis of the tasks required when dealing with a mortgage taken out by a purchaser in a residential conveyancing transaction.

8. Exchange of Contracts

This module offers a detailed, step-by-step overview of the exchange of contracts process.

9. Preparing for Completion

Module 9 offers an overview of the steps to be taken in a transaction after an exchange of contracts and before completion.

10. Legal Completion

This module aims to provide an understanding of how conveyancers effect the completion of a sale and purchase transaction.

11. Post-Completion

In this module, we offer a guide to understanding the responsibilities of a conveyancer once completion has been carried out.

12. Leasehold Titles

Module 12 provides an overview of basic leasehold titles.

13. New Properties

This module sets out the main points of a conveyancing transaction for a new property.

14. Contractual Delays and Remedies

In the final module of the Paralegal Course, we identify the remedies available to conveyancers in the event of a breach of contract.

When all modules are completed successfully, delegates receive an overall score and Certificate of Accreditation from the Conveyancing Academy.



How long will the course take?
We anticipate that each module should take delegates approximately 40 minutes to an hour to complete, with a total of 12 – 14 hours required to complete the course. Delegates may complete the course over several days, whilst others will take several months. There is no time limit to completing the course.

How will delegates learn?
Delegates will be given access to our online training platform, which allows delegates to study at a time and place that is convenient for them. Delegates will be instructed to read the module handbook, either online or in its downloadable format, and will then undertake the module assessment online. Delegates will receive an automatic grade for that module once completed.

What certification will delegates receive?
Each delegate that successfully completes the course will receive a Conveyancing Academy Certificate of Achievement.

How can I monitor my delegates?
Each legal practice will be given “Teacher” administrator access to the course, allowing access to view delegate grades and monitor their progress.

Can I test the course first?
Yes. Please Click HERE for more information.



Conveyancing Association Member Price: £745 per student


For more information on the Paralegal Courses and the other courses available, please check out the Conveyancing Academy website or contact us on 01633 261293 or email:

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