Continuing competence

From 1 November 2016, you will no longer need to count CPD hours. Instead you should now reflect on the quality of your practice and identify any learning and development needs. You can then address these needs to make sure your knowledge and skills are up to date and that you are competent to practice.

Our toolkit provides useful information and resources to help you adopt this new approach to continuing competence. It is also helpful for firms or organisations that employ solicitors.

In the boxes below is practical advice on what you need to do to remain competent. It can guide you on how to:

  • reflect on your practice and identify your learning and development needs
  • plan how to address your needs and knowledge gaps
  • record and evaluate your activities, including downloadable templates.

Now its up to you to use this information to help you structure, focus and address your learning and development needs.

Useful information

In this section you can find out more about this approach, your regulatory obligations and how to use this resource.

 

How to reflect

Find out more about how you can reflect on your practice and identify your learning and development needs. You can also watch a video case study.

 

How to plan

Find out more about how you can plan and record address your learning and development needs. You can find a development plan and also watch a video case study.

 

How to address learning needs

Find out more about the approaches you can take to address your learning and developments needs. You can also watch a video case study.

 

How to record and evaluate

Find out more about how to record and evaluate your learning and development activity. You can find an example template of how to record and evaluate your activity and you can also watch a video case study.

 

If you are interested in sharing how you ensure you remain competent to deliver a proper standard of service, please contact t4t@sra.org.uk  


Use www.sra.org.uk/toolkit to link to this page.

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