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Fitness to Practise Processes

Understanding Fitness to Practise Processes: A Comprehensive Course

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About this course

Find out everything you need to know about fitness to practise processes in this comprehensive course. Learn about the process, requirements, and how to navigate through it successfully.

Course Syllabus

This Fitness to Practise Processes training programme covers the following topics:

  • Understanding my role on an inquiry panel,
  • Understanding the role of others at an inquiry,
  • The role of the Legal Assessor and Medical Assessor,
  • What is the significance of the Notice of Inquiry?
  • Understanding the difference between factual allegations and grounds,
  • The grounds of referral under your governing legislation?
  • JR grounds and fair procedures at an inquiry,
  • The onus and standard of proof at an inquiry,
  • Understanding what will/may be presented to you before you before and at the inquiry,
  • Case management and call overs,
  • Dealing with preliminary applications – applications for privacy/anonymity; adjournments; witnesses’ summonses and other applications,
  • The inquiry procedure,
  • The role of the Chair at the inquiry and effective chairing skills,
  • What constitutes evidence and understanding how the rules of evidence are applied,
  • The difference between witnesses as to fact and expert witnesses,
  • Understanding the role and duties of expert witnesses,
  • Dealing with undertakings and consents at the inquiry stage,
  • The deliberations stage- applying the standard of proof and determining whether the allegations and grounds are proven beyond reasonable doubt,
  • Recommending sanctions,
  • The importance of the public interest,
  • The importance of reasons,
  • Writing the report,
  • What happens next – sanctions hearings, the right to appeal, confirmation of sanctions and publication.
Jim Daly

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

The training was not only very helpful and informative but also very enjoyable learning.

The trainer was an exceptional tutor with very clear, concise and logical explanations throughout the entire presentation. The teaching and learning evident from today’s session was genuinely noteworthy and a credit to the creator of the material complimented with a chronological and systematic delivery which kept me engaged, interested and enthused right throughout the 3 hours I was present. Thank you again La Touche Training.

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