Willwriting Academy

 

Where will writing is concerned, it's vital to show consumers your expertise - the training provided by the Willwriting Academy allows you to do just that.

 Formed in 2009, the Willwriting Academy is the dedicated training service provided by the IPW.

Its main aim is to provide high-quality, cost-effective training for all professionals involved in Wills and Probate, whether they are members of the Institute or not. But remember, membership will provide you with a network of support and additional tools to enhance your skills - discover how easy it is to become a member by clicking here.

By undertaking regular training sessions, your clients can have confidence that they are using a practitioner who is committed to keeping up-to-date with regulation and dedicated to delivering the highest standard of advice.

All courses are provided by our carefully selected presenters, who are all highly experienced and knowledgeable in their fields. 

The Academy currently hosts courses for both new starters and more experienced professionals, including members and non-members. Wherever you're at in your career, the IPW have a course to suit you.

Topics covered within the Academy courses include:

·         Powers of Attorney & Mental Capacity issues

·         Probate, Confirmation & Estate Administration

·         Trusts & Taxation

·         Inheritance Tax & Care Home Fee Planning

·         Advising Elderly Clients

We are constantly developing new courses and forming strong, professional relationships with experts and influencers within the industry in order to deliver you the best quality courses.

What do our members think of the training we offer?

Click here to see what courses we're offering this month

Training Courses

Here are just a few examples of some of the training courses we provide. These have been specifically designed for Full and Affiliate Members who want to take instructions for and draft Wills.

Introduction to Will Writing Course

·         One day, held four times a year

·         Basics and practicalities of becoming a professional Will writer

·         Running a successful practice

Will Writing in Practice Course

For Student members who wish to develop their practical skills and technical theoretical skills.

·         Three days, held four times a year

·         Required one month before examination

·         Expands on Introduction to Will Writing

·         Equips students for home study

·         Legal theory

·         Practical skills to assess a client's needs and circumstances required for providing an appropriate Will.

Will Instruction Taking in Practice Course

For Sponsored members who want to take instructions  for Wills only and have their documents drafted by another Institute member.

·         Two days, held four times a year

·         Required one month before examination

·         Expands on Introduction to Will Writing

·         Equips students for home study

·         Legal theory

·         Practical skills to assess a client's needs and circumstances required for providing an appropriate Will.

Taking Will Instructions Course and Examination

For Associate members who want to take instructions on behalf of an existing Institute member firm only.

·         One day, held on demand

·         Basics of taking instructions and giving advice to clients

·         One-hour written examination

·         Role play assessment
 

Click here to book one of our professional courses today.

Continuing Professional Development

What's more, all courses delivered by the Will Writing Academy count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Not only does this enable our members to excel in their careers, it also means that they're able to demonstrate their high level of knowledge and skill to consumers.

It's important to bear in mind that not all courses and providers offering professional training are CPD accredited. We have created a list of approved providers if you would like to further expand your skillset.

You can access it by clicking here.

Are you struggling to find a training provider on our list? Please get in touch by visiting our contact page here - we're happy to help!

Other Courses

We also have a unique partnership with CILEx Law School, enabling all IPW members to expand their legal knowledge and further develop their careers.

 

For more information regarding CPD to retain membership, please see the Education and Training booklet here.





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