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The SRA has given the green light to the Professional Skills Course (PSC) course being delivered, online and in full.

BARBRI Altior has announced the launch of its virtual edition of the Professional Skills Course (PSC) core module, Advocacy & Communication, via its Live Online platform for the very first time today.

Following on from a successful pilot with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last month, the inaugural Live Online Advocacy & Communication course is set to launch this April. Previously only available via face-to-face delivery, this virtual solution now means that trainees will be able to take the full PSC training online.

Jody Tranter, Head of Cardiff-based BARBRI Altior, said:

“We’ve been working closely with the SRA over the last few weeks to make this a reality, and we welcome the fact that it has been receptive to us trialling this, supporting our ability to provide training for trainees to complete their training contracts in their own desired time.

“It’s something that we’ve seen a demand for previously, and I believe that with a greater number of firms and individuals looking to focus on development remotely, this virtual offering has become a necessity.”

With home working figures on the rise due to government guidelines, COVID-19 has seen a growing number of legal professionals searching for online training solutions during this period. BARBRI Altior hopes the news will help to ensure that trainees can continue their professional development effectively with accredited courses.

“We recognise how important training and development time is to firms under any circumstances.

“Given the current situation, training and development time is providing that added structure to the working day, supporting mental wellbeing and helping them to prepare for re-integration into office-based working routines in a post-COVID-19 world.”

For more information on the course, please click here.