CQS training

Updated CQS courses coming soon

Our updated Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) training courses are due to be released in October 2020.

In response to member feedback, we significantly improved our CQS course format and quality in 2019.

This year, we've gone a step further and are delighted to be launching the latest CQS courses on our new learning and development platform – Law Society Learning – designed to give you efficient, easy access to high quality courses.

You'll soon be invited to test the new platform to see for yourself just how easy you can find and carry out the training you need.

We've also taken further steps to enhance the quality and learning experience of our course content. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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 and you do not need to complete all your training with the same provider.

You can still access CQS training

In the meanwhile, you can still access the latest approved CQS training courses (2019) via the Law Society's Professional Development Centre (PDC)

Following the launch of Law Society Learning, we'll be decommissioning the PDC.

You will need to download any training records you have on the current system and complete any courses you have started before the end of November 2020.


In response to member feedback, we simplified our course format. Each course has also been reviewed by peers, before being submitted to the independent CQS approval process to ensure they meet the necessary standard required for CQS accreditation (SRA competency level 4).

Courses will each take no more than two hours to complete and will be followed by a short assessment. Our courses are modular and you can take them one module at a time if this is more convenient for you.

The list below shows the CQS courses we offer, with details to help you choose the right ones for you.

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 need further help to choose the right courses, check our FAQs or contact us at pdc@lawsociety.org.uk or 020 7320 5978.

2019 update courses – available now

If you're already CQS accredited, you will only need to take the two 2019 update courses:

Cost: £35 + VAT per course

A capped rate package of £1,100 + VAT applies for organisations with 16 or more members of staff to train.

Core training courses

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

Cost: £35 + VAT per course

Additional training

The following course only needs to be completed once by your firm’s senior responsible officer:

Cost: £35 + VAT

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