CPD accreditation and National Occupational Standards

CPD Certification Service accreditation
The CPD Certification Service

Child poverty Action Group is an Affiliate organisation of The CPD Certification Service and all our courses carry continuing professional development (CPD) hours.

If you wish to claim CPD hours from one of our courses, please indicate this on your booking form.

Bar Standards Board accreditation

Bar Standards Board

In order to maintain and enhance the quality of legal services that they offer, barristers need to update and develop specialist areas of knowledge and ensure that their skills are regularly refreshed.

Many of our courses are Bar Standards Board accredited and carry CPD hours. If you wish to claim CPD hours for Bar Standards Board accreditation, please indicate this on your booking form.

Charge for CPD accreditation

There is an additional charge of £25 for anyone claiming CPD accreditation.

National Occupational Standards

National occupational standards (NOS) have been developed for the legal advice sector following consultation with those working in the sector. They outline the knowledge and skills needed to deliver advice.

NOS are divided into units. There are units which describe the standards of performance expected of advisers, regardless of any specialist area of law in which they may be working (LA units 1–30). There are units which describe the knowledge required when working in a particular area, such as welfare rights, or with a particular client group, such as students (LA units 31–62). You can find all NOS, including the legal advice NOS, at www.ukstandards.co.uk.

Our courses cover the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate meeting the NOS, and we have mapped our courses against the NOS.