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Taking Your SRA Self Assessment in three easy steps
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What You Will Learn From This Webinar
Why the SRA changes are so important to you.
What the SRA changes involve.
How Datalaw can help with the SRA changes.
How to take your SRA self Assesment.
30min free SRA related CPD training.
Thank you for taking an interest in our free webinar. My team have worked tirelessly for over 12 months to discover the perfect solution to the SRA's new CPD changes and we are delighted to be able to share them with you in this webinar.
Well, good afternoon. And thank you for sparing a little bit of time during your lunch hour. Two joiners for a short webinar. My name is Charles Peter on the managing director of Data Law. And for my sins, a senior partner in a Liverpool City solicitor's practice. I'm gonna talk for a moment or two. About the new s are a competency statement. When we canvass solicitors that use us, we came up with some rather frightening statistics. 82% of solicitors who we spoke with hadn't heard off the new competency statement requirement. 75% of solicitors who had heard of it. I didn't really know what to do. 25% of solicitors who had heard of it had some idea of how to proceed. Perhaps most frighteningly, 79% of solicitors that 79% of solicitors hadn't actually started to do anything at all. We spoke to a number of insurance companies. Andi. They are very aware of the impact that noncompliance will have on solicitors in respect off their considerations, whether or whether not to reinsure solicitors practices who haven't complied with the new competency statement on This is something that will come into effect on their renewal. Ondas for the poor practice managers, 80% of them feel anxious about how to deal with this problem. So what are the consequences of non compliance while the S. R A. Could refuse to issue a practising certificates the S r a contagious remedial action against the solicitor concerned insurance companies could refuse to offer insurance completely. And of course, as we all know, failure to monitor solicitors compliance under this new regime could have serious consequences for the cult. The S r A. Have not bean particularly clear and specific as to how solicitors should approach this difficult task on Dhere, a data law we have spent probably in excess of 12 months, gathering as much information as we can. Speaking to people in the solicitor's regulation authority on determining the best way forward for your for you, Andi, your solicitor's practice. So what does this new competency statement mean to each solicitor? And how has it changed from what we're used to? Well, before the rules changed, all the solicitor really had to do was 16 CPD hours in almost any area of law that they felt was relevant or indeed almost anything that they thought that was relevant as long as it was accredited. So towards the end of October, it often gets criminal law solicitors doing conveyancing courses because they couldn't fit in everything that they needed to do in the year on. This was one of the reasons why the SRE decided to make these changes because they felt that reasonably worthless training for a particular individual crammed into the last 10 days off a C P d year wasn't what they wanted. And so they've now introduced a on an ongoing form of learning, which requires solicitors to reflect on their planned learning every month or indeed, every quarter on they've split what solicitors need to demonstrate that they learn into four different areas. The first is ethics, professionalism and judgment. A second is technical legal practice. The third is working with other people on the fourth is managing themselves on their own work on. From now on, you are going to have to reflect on your practice toe, identify any learning needs that you think you may have. You then need to plan how you will address your learning needs. Then you have to execute the plan by completing the learning activities. Having done that, you need to evaluate how the learning activity has met the learning need you identified. And then you have to record how you've carried out this process, and you have to keep doing that on a least a quarterly basis. So how can data law help you with these particular new requirements that you have? Well, to answer that question, I'm going to pass you over to Angela McGreal, who is going to talk to you about what to do next. Hi, my name is Angela McGreal. I'm in charge of the implementation off our learning management system across the business and for data lore clients. What we here at data law have done to make this process easier is developed a set of rules following the Asar A's own key competency statements areas making the new process manageable and easy to follow because, let's face it, have enough work to do as it is. So all of your key areas are your reflection plan develop on record, so festival reflection. The SRE recommends quarterly reviews, at least, so we've created a simple self assessment to allowing you to reflect on your current competency. Which brings me to your next day plan. You're completed. Self assessments generates a unique personal development plan based on your answers on developed. Now that you've done the basics, it's time to start acting on your identified areas. We provide access to over 600 courses on demands which are integrated within your training clump in order to develop, maintain and build on your competence with new courses and update being added throughout the year by our expert speakers and finally, to record documentation is a big part of your Asari evidence. So all of your steps are tracked automatically for you. Your training summary and sorry Statements of competence allows you to quickly print your progress for any evidence that you might needs. At this point, we're going to switch over to a screen share for my colleague Sean to walk us through the self assessment. Rest assured, these next steps here will be shared with you online later via video and documentation, just in case you'd like to go back over it. Thank you very much for the introduction, Angela. So before we move onto the screen share, just want to talk about where we are within this weapon on what we've covered so far the leading objectives covered so far. How the sorry changes affect you. What to know about the SRE changes on how days law can help you with the sorry changes. Now I'm gonna go for a screen, share off the system on how you can take your sorry self assessments. For the purposes of this webinar, we're going to assume that you have already registered with data law. If you haven't already registered with us, you can click on the sign of a button on the top, right? I fill out the details. Need to take your self assessment. First click on the sign and link at the top right corner, Then enter the email and password you registered with one true logged in. Go to the top rate on corner. Select the black drop down arrow. Then select Fed option down labeled training plan. Once she invented the training plum page, click on the button labeled Take yourself assessments. Now you will be presented with 23 Multiple choice s are a assessment questions. The purpose of these questions is to allow you to effortlessly reflect on your training needs. You will need to read the questions carefully and select the option for each. The best reflects your current status. If you get stuck on a question, I need some guidance on what you are being asked to reflect upon. Select a link to the bottom, right? Onside labeled. Why is this important to the S R. A. A box will then appear that will give you a brief insight into what the question is asking in regards to the SRE. Once you finish the self assessment, you will be generated. The custom training plan on S. R. A competency statements your training plan has created based upon the options that you selected. The training plan comes complete with the Reflections column. Your statement to the S R A. In regards to your training needs on reflection. An Action column Progress column on a Notes column. Once you have reviewed your training plan, you can start to make progress on your action items by clicking on the go to course button each suggested action item. You will be taken directly to the most relevant and after dates, CPD course. From here, you can see how easy it is to get on the month CPD training any time spent on the relevant course will automatically be tracked. An updated in the Progress column in your trading plan. A quick side note where mentioning, is that your training plan works best with our new Access All areas subscription. This is a rolling monthly subscription with no contract that for just £49 them off gives you unlimited on demand access to over 600 CPD courses. If you're not, subscribe to our access all areas membership, and you have not previously purchased the course that it's not a problem. Simply click on the go to course button and you'll be directed to the course Information on pages page. The final feature I want to talk about is the other training note button in the additional Notes column. If there is another way that you've met your training needs for the question provided this is a really handy way fused art. Additional evidence for the s all right. Two other notes lengthy either training notebook. From here, a box will pop up. Select the training type intra dates on the volume of hours of training that you've done blow you'll see a text box where you can provide any additional information, all not training item. All the notes can be viewed, edited, un deleted by selecting the bottoms below the note. Once you've completed your training plan and you're ready to use it as evidence for the SRE, it can be easily printed off by selecting the print button at the top of the page. Great, thanks for that, Sean. But just before we move on to the Q and A, that's just summarize what we've covered so far. First, Charles covered how the s r A affects you, for example, of the impact this will have on insurance renewals. Then we covered what you need to know about the SRE changes. This involved the four key areas on the importance of ongoing quarterly reflection. After this, I talk briefly about how we can help you hear a data law and finally sure went through taking the self assessment and showed you some of the great features our system has, such as Theoden Inal notes for SRE evidencing on just how easy it is to go from your training plan to take on demand relevant CPD courses and now moving on to the Q and A