The Conveyancing industry is currently experiencing exponential growth, with Indeed reporting a 130% growth (over 900 roles), in the conveyancing sector since July.
With a reported 21% increase in residential transactions during September compared to August and the continuous rise in demand in the property market in England and Wales, a lack of qualified conveyancers has forced many practices to overstep the maximum level of caseloads being handled by Conveyancers.
Since 2014, the Conveyancing Academy has supported the conveyancing industry by developing staff and training complete novices into skilled and competent Conveyancers within 6 to 12 months through their Conveyancing Courses and Apprenticeship Pathway. The Academy currently collaborates with over 100 companies across England and Wales supporting them with their training needs.
In recent months, The Conveyancing Academy’s online Apprentice Training Programme has grown by a phenomenal 260%, with the number of students increasing from 45 in January 2020 to 165 in November, allowing practices across England and Wales to increase their revenue and caseload capabilities.
The Conveyancing Academy was established in 2014 after Residential Conveyancing platform Convey Quote identified a lack of Conveyancers in the industry and lack of practical conveyancing courses covering all elements of hands-on conveyancing training.
The Conveyancing Academy has recently secured Government funding for all new Apprenticeships, with up to up to 110% Government funding available in England and Wales. The new Government Scheme provides for a £2000 incentive for any Apprentice employed under 25 and a £1500 incentive for any Apprentice employed over 25. This incentive is only in place until January 31st, 2021.
The Academy’s Pathway allows Trainees to seamlessly transition from Level 3 Practicing Conveyancer Apprenticeship which is ideal for new and non-qualified Conveyancers, to Level 4 Conveyancing Technician Apprenticeship and finally the Level 6 where they qualify as a regulated Licensed Conveyancer.
Sean McCarthy, Conveyancer, Convey Quote
“Having the ability to do the course online in my own time is really helping me to achieve my goal of becoming a Licenced Conveyancer. The Level 3 Apprenticeship Diploma has increased my knowledge of more specific areas of conveyancing such as pre-contract enquires, searches, mortgage offers and exchanging contracts. My Tutor is so supportive. She is always there to provide feedback and responds to calls and emails promptly”.
Over the past 6 years Academy Tutors, have delivered over 35,000 hours of training to over 800 trainees across England and Wales. The Academy is accredited and regulated by the Scottish Qualification Authority and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. It is the training organisation of choice for both the Conveyancing Association and the Society of Licensed Conveyancers.