In 2020 we launched our first Certification Course in Cyber Security, allowing members to complete a course of study to gain an official certification from Law Society of Scotland. Throughout 2021, we will be offering another Cyber Security Certification Course and will be creating and running more Certification Courses on various areas of specialism.
What is certification?
While our existing accreditation programme is based on demonstrating expertise over a five-year period, our new certifications are awarded based on successful completion of training and coursework. These certification courses will appeal to those who are building up expertise in a particular field and are looking to take the next step. By completing the course, you will gain a more comprehensive set of skills and knowledge in a specific area which will be recognised by your peers and the wider legal sector.
What's involved in a certification course?
We’re applying a blended learning approach of online independent learning modules and classroom training delivered by experts, followed by submission of coursework. Certification courses also count towards your mandatory CPD for the legal year. They are made up of 16 hours of verifiable CPD training with an optional four hours of online study materials.
The courses are designed with our members in mind but are also open to non-members.
Our first certification course is on Cyber Security. If you would like to suggest certifications we could offer in future, please email CPD@lawscot.org.uk.