In this unique course the student shall become accredited with a certificate in the Foundations of Wills Writing. To acquire certification, the student will be assigned the construction of his own valid Will, meeting all legal requirements necessary for probate.
This document will be checked and returned with suggested amendments by our legal team to produce a binding and valid document. The student will then possess a fully executed will, without incurring the cost of solicitors' fees.
This course is applicable to the Laws of England and Wales, encompassing all requirements to produce a valid will for the following persons and circumstances:
1. The single parent/person with or without children.
2. The married couple with or without children (individual and mirror wills)
3. The couple who are expecting to be married (individual and mirror wills) and intending to have children.
The general directions in the wills shall contain the following options:
Appointing Guardians. Leaving various gifts of items or money. Estate to spouse or other persons such as siblings, nephews/nieces, grandchildren, charities, and/or on Accumulation and Maintenance trust for minor children.
The will of the single parent contains the option to appoint guardians who shall inherit the estate.
The course does not deal with inheritance tax issues of a taxable estate currently valued over £255,000, discretionary trusts, property severance, life interest trusts, residence for cohabitees, or split family residuary gifts.
Wills format. Intestacy. Glossary. Appointment of executors/trustees and guardians. Burial desire.
Gifts and legacies. Ademption and Lapse. Accrual and substitutions. Gift over into residue.
The residuary gift. Class gift. Survivorship. Accumulation and Maintenance trust for minors. Class closing. Attestation clause. Execution.
Various completed Mirror Wills for those who are already married or intending marriage. Single parents and individuals. Model test paper. Final test to construct Individual or Mirror Wills
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Foundations of Wills Writing Certificate
Foundations of Wills Writing Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 60 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support