- BARBRI Altior introduces online HRA assessment for the first time
- Solicitors to qualify to practice advocacy in higher courts online
- Training provider continues to work alongside SRA to support training and development opportunities
This assessment is a compulsory requirement for legal professionals looking to qualify to practice advocacy in the civil or criminal courts as part of the Higher Rights of Audience qualification and it was previously only available in a face-to-face setting due to regulatory requirements.
However, following recent collaborations, BARBRI Altior has continued to work alongside the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), bringing with it the lessons learnt from its Financial & Business Skills (FBS) Exam pilot and official introduction this month. Now, the training provider will shortly be looking to launch its first online HRA assessments, a crucial development for those looking to expand their remit whilst working from home.
Speaking of the launch, Jody Tranter, head of BARBRI Altior explains: “We’ve been incredibly successful in expanding our online course and exam provision throughout the coronavirus pandemic and we’re grateful to the SRA for their co-operation during this time. For us, delegates and firms always come first, and we want to assure them that any progress they’ve made in their professional development does not have to come to a halt, but we’re here to support, whatever their needs may be.
“Following the launch of our online FBS exam, the HRA assessment seemed like a natural continuation, especially given that all of the training towards this assessment is already available from our online platform. We hope that by offering additional routes to qualification, it will give legal professionals the freedom and flexibility they need to continue their development, at all stages of their career.”
Since launching its online virtual classroom in 2018, BARBRI Altior has helped over 450 delegates continue their development remotely, something which has proven pivotal during lockdown, with many also looking for training opportunities if they’ve been furloughed.
Tranter finished: “We’ve noticed a definite trend in professionals who are openly searching for new training opportunities to expand their service remit when they’re going through the furlough process and during lockdown as a whole. We can see that they recognise the importance of maintaining a competitive edge as they prepare for reintroduction into the office environment, something that those based in England may be experiencing very soon.”
BARBRI Altior will be announcing its online assessment dates over the next few weeks in line with its scheduled HRA training sessions.