Continuing competence - with help from the Professional Development Centre
30 November 2016
From both a regulatory and a personal perspective, solicitors' learning and development needs are changing.
Continuing competence came into force on 1 November 2016. The new regulatory requirements mean that solicitors need to take a different approach to assessing their development needs and recording, and reflecting upon, their achievements.
And feedback from our members indicates a growing appetite for e-learning that fits in with their demanding schedules.
The Law Society's Professional Development Centre (PDC) has been designed to meet legal professionals' learning and development needs. It's your free, enhanced e-learning portal that helps you:
- create a personal development plan
- capture all your learning in one, free, online record
- assess yourself against the SRA competence statement
- receive training suggestions tailored to your areas of interest and needs.
To celebrate the launch, we've made a selection of our new 'smart-sized' e-learning courses available to all PDC users. These courses are ideal for integrating quick, bite-sized learning into your day.
We’ll continue to add more free e-learning courses, so keep checking the portal over the coming months.
CPD Centre users
The Law Society's CPD Centre is now closed. If you were registered with the CPD Centre and have undertaken any training through it in the last two years, your account has been migrated to the Professional Development Centre.
If you have not used it in the last two years, your account has not be migrated. Please create a new account, which is free to do. Your training record from the CPD Centre is available on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.