CQS training

Our updated Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) training courses are now available:

Courses take no more than two hours to complete and will be followed by a short assessment. Our courses are modular and can be taken one module at a time if needed.

With a simplified format, each course has been reviewed by peers before being submitted to the independent CQS approval process. This ensures that our courses meet the necessary standard required for CQS accreditation (SRA competency level 4).

Core training courses

If you're new to CQS, you only need to take the core training course to become accredited.

Core Training – Financial Crime

By completing this course, you'll have a solid understanding of financial crime, including the Money Laundering Regulations and your obligations.

You'll also be able to identify the warning signs in conveyancing work and know what steps to take.

In easy to understand 30-minute modules, you'll cover everything you need to support your CQS accreditation.

Cost: £35 + VAT per course

Book today or find out more about Core Training – Financial Crime

Core Training – Protocol in Practice

Understanding your obligations when using the Law Society's Conveyancing Protocol will help you maintain high standards of professionalism, and ensure transparency and efficiency when acting in conveyancing transactions.

In easy to understand 30-minute modules, you'll cover everything you need to support your CQS accreditation.

Cost: £35 + VAT per course

Book today or find out more about Core Training – Protocol in Practice

The Role of the Senior Responsible Officer

This course only needs to be completed once by your firm's senior responsible officer (SRO).

The SRO must complete this mandatory training and assessment within six months of your practice being awarded the initial CQS accreditation.

If your practice gets a new SRO, they must complete this assessment within six months of starting this position.

Cost: £35 + VAT per course

Book today or find out more about the Role of the Senior Responsible Officer

Courses for re-accreditation

If you're already CQS accredited, you'll only need to take the two 2020 update courses:

2021 Update: Risk, Compliance and Client Care

Are you aware of the risks related to remote working and how to mitigate them? Are you protecting yourself from the variety of fraud threats that conveyancers face? Are you confident in dealing with both lender and lay clients?

By completing this course you’ll be up to date with best practice in:

  • assessing and managing residential conveyancing risk
  • effective client handling

In easy-to-understand, 30-minute modules, you’ll cover everything you need to support your CQS re-accreditation.

Book today or find out more about 2021 Update: Risk, Compliance and Client

2021 Update: Conveyancing Practice

Can you be caught out by stamp duty land tax (SDLT)? Are you aware of the impact of cladding and the risks of seeking to advise clients in this area? Are you confident in advising leasehold clients?

By completing this course you’ll have a solid understanding of the basic principles, and impact on the conveyancing sector, of:

  • SDLT and land transaction tax (LTT) and available reliefs
  • leasehold property
  • notices and restrictions
  • how to reduce the incidence of requisitions – along with cladding and fire risk 

In easy-to-understand 30-minute modules, you’ll cover everything you need to support your CQS re-accreditation.

Book today or find out more about 2021 Update: Conveyancing Practice

Cost

To support members in the current climate, we've frozen the cost of our CQS courses.

Each course costs £35 + VAT (£42) per person.

If your organisation has more than 16 members of staff who need to take the update courses, you can take advantage of our capped rate of £1,100 + VAT (£1,320) for unlimited access to the training.

If you have any enquiries or need further help to choose the right courses, contact us

Don't forget – the choice is yours

There are two authorised CQS training providers. You can choose either of the authorised providers to complete your mandatory training. You do not need to complete all your training with the same provider.

To make sure we're competing on a level-playing field with other training providers, the Law Society's CQS accreditation and CQS training sections are two separate entities.

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