Are courses CPD accredited?
All of our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) and carry Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Please see individual course details for total CPD hours offered.
Are courses linked to National Occupational Standards?
National Occupational Standards (NOS) outline the knowledge and skills needed to provide advice and have been developed by the legal advice sector. NOS are divided into units describing standards expected of advisers.
Legal advice (LA) units 1 - 30 describe performance expected regardless of any specialist area of law. LA units 31-64 describe specialist knowledge required for those advisers in a specific area of law, for example employment or welfare benefits. For more information please visit: www.skillsforjustice.com
Many of our courses provide the skills and knowledge needed to meet NOS requirements. We have mapped our courses against NOS and indicate beneath each course description the LS unit(s) most relevant to that course.
Description of LA units
|LA7||Provide continuing support to clients|
|LA9||Assist clients to gain access to other services|
|LA10||Provide and receive referrals on behalf of clients|
|LA11||Provide legal advice to clients|
|LA12||Manage legal advice cases|
|LA13||Act on behalf of clients in informal proceedings|
|LA16||Negotiate on behalf of clients|
|LA23||Operate within networks|
|LA32||First line disability legal advice|
|LA33||Disability legal advice and casework for employment|
|LA34||First line discrimination legal advice|
|LA35||Discrimination legal advice and casework|
|LA37||First line mental health legal advice|
|LA41||First line money and debt legal advice|
|LA42||Money and debt legal advice and casework|
|LA45||First line employment legal advice|
|LA46||Employment legal advice and casework|
|LA49||First line welfare rights legal advice|
|LA50||Welfare rights legal advice and casework|
|LA52||Health and community care legal advice and casework|
|LA57||First line immigration legal advice|
We offer training to meet the learning needs of both experienced and inexperienced delegates, as follows:
- Introductory - for delegates without prior knowledge of the subject
- Intermediate - for delegates with some prior knowledge of the subject
- Advanced - for delegates with substantial knowledge of the subject
- Update - for delegates with prior knowledge of the subject