A Guide to Powers of Attorney



Online LPA Course

As part of the College of Will Writing’s commitment to the education of active practitioners within the Will Writing arena, we have prepared an online LPA course. This course has been written and developed by Siobhan Rattigan who is a lead tutor for the College of Will Writing.

This course covers the necessary elements regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney. Having taken this course you should have the requisite knowledge to be able to support clients in the creation of the LPA forms for both Health and Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs.

The course consists of 3 modules, with a self-test after each module. You must pass the test before moving onto the next module.


Specific areas covered under this course are:

  • Ordinary Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Continued Registering the EPA
  • Revocation & Conclusions
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • People involved in making an LPA
  • The role of the certificate provider
  • Overview of types of LPA
  • The LPA Form
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Key Principles
  • The Relevant Test
  • Capacity to make an LPA
  • Advance Decisions


This course does not cover commercial/business LPAs.

6 hours CPD

Please be advised that you will only have 6 months in which to complete the course, however this should be ample time. If you do not complete the course within 6 months, a nominal fee of £35 will be required to reactivate your login.


The primary aims of the College are to secure proper public recognition of the professional status of the Will Writing practitioners and to raise and maintain the standards of knowledge, understanding and competence within the profession. The College regards these aims as mutually inclusive and recognises the diversity of entrants into the profession, the wide range of vocational needs, and the nature and degree of support that is obtained from the organisation of which one is associated.

Contact Us

Email: diane@willwriters.com

Tel: 01522 687888 (Option 1)

College of Will Writing,
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