Join either our 6 or 12 week programme to help nurses and midwives facing regulatory proceedings, working as part of our volunteer casework team in preparing for a panel hearing or identifying possible routes to appeal.
For undergraduates, graduates and students on a BTC, LPC or SQE course we provide the opportunity to gain unparalleled insight into professional regulation and panel hearings whilst developing invaluable practical skills, working remotely as part of a diverse casework team.
Through our fitness to practise programme you will be helping nurses and midwives facing proceedings by their regulator, the NMC, either by assisting with the preparations for a formal panel hearing or reviewing cases where there has already been a negative panel finding and the client is considering an appeal. In most cases, the client is not able to fund legal representation or is struggling to understand their position and the options available to them.
Over the course of either 6 or 12 weeks, you will be given a complete case file and asked to collaborate with your peers and the clinic team. You will meet with the clinic team remotely each week to discuss progress, exchange ideas and allow for any necessary supervision. We use a secure messaging platform so that everyone in the team can discuss the case between meetings.
The programme includes comprehensive learning materials that guide you through the FTP process and the statutory role of the NMC. We also introduce you to some of civil litigation topics that you can expect to encounter on the LPC, SQE or bar training course. We also offer free mental health drop-in sessions and legal research workshops.
Subject to meeting our rigorous criteria, hours worked on the 12-week programme are eligible for sign-off as QWE for the SQE.
Sign up for our free welcome course. This introduces you to some of the basic knowledge you will need as part of the FTP programme. It also explains how we work and what we expect from student caseworkers. It takes about an hour and a half to complete and at the end you get a certificate of completion.
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Complete the the free course and you will then receive instructions for joining the casework programme. We have start dates throughout the year, so choose a group that is convenient based on your availability.
Take part in the casework programme over either 6 or 12 weeks.
Decide if you would like to take part in follow up activities, including the opportunity to review a further FTP case, help organise our monthly events or work on a mini project within the clinic.
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Once you have completed your registration, you will receive instructions on how to access the materials by email.