Pitman Training

Legal Secretary – Conveyancing

Course Outline

Amongst the choice of legal secretary courses that would allow you to take your place in the Conveyancing department, this is the best.

Not only is it a good way to receive legal secretarial training of the highest order, it also puts the famous Pitman Training name on your CV – that’s well worth having, and something no other legal secretarial courses can bring you.

If you live in Scotland, there is also a Scottish version of this course, so you can be confident that wherever you work, you’ve chosen the very best training.

Training takes place in your own good time, so you set your own pace and on completion of this legal secretary course, you keep your workbook as a ready reference guide. Course Advisors are always on hand to give that extra bit of support, should you need it.


• Develop an awareness of the workings and structure of a Conveyancing Department

• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• A workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

You can move onto the next steps – our Audio Transcription Level 2 course for top notch skills, or you could opt for further specialist legal skills to enhance your earning potential. If you’re serious about becoming a top legal secretary, then our Legal Secretarial Diploma is the crème of the courses available.

This course aim to introduce you to the specialist legal field of Conveyancing.

Firstly, you look into the meaning of conveyancing, transactions, searches, contracts and pre-exchange procedures. Your pursuit of legal secretary knowledge continues with draft transfers and requisitions on title before moving on to stamp duty and post-completion procedures.

By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently look for Legal Secretarial roles in this department within any legal firm.

If you’re currently working in office administration and would like to work withn the offices of a solicitor or legal firm, this is a great course to help build up your specialist legal knowledge to become a successful Legal Secretary.

There are four lessons in this course:

Lesson One: The meaning of the term ‘conveyancing’, the difference between freehold and leasehold, registered and unregistered land, stages in a conveyancing transaction, preparing an instruction form for conveyancing and client care letter.

Lesson Two: Seller’s Information Property Form,  additional enquiries, official copies and form OC1, local and other searches, preparing a draft contract, pre-exchange mortgage procedures, formulas used for exchange of contracts.

Lesson Three: Preparing a draft transfer, requisitions on title, the purpose of an official search with priority, form OS1, pre-completion mortgage requirements, carrying out a bankruptcy search, discharge of mortgage and form DS1, electronic notification of discharge, preparing a completion statement.

Lesson Four:  post-completion procedures, stamp duty land tax, registering the new owner, form AP1, e-conveyancing.

This course will take around 7 hours to complete.

Our Legal Secretary – Conveyancing course is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Legal Secretarial courses:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Legal Secretary training, click here.

The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.