PSRAS Portfolio Support Course

Police Station Representative Accreditation Scheme

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Course Overview

Prepare for the Portfolio in your own time with our online support course.

The Portfolio is a critical stage of the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme (PSRAS) and is designed to assess your competence to give advice in police stations and encourage you to consider and reflect upon your performance in the police station.

Developed by Datalaw's Assessment Board and accessible via any internet connected computer, mobile or other internet ready device for a period of 12 months, this course contains the following:

How to Prepare a Police Station Portfolio Webinar

Preparation is everything, yet a surprising number of candidates, no doubt eager to obtain their probationary PIN number, rush the Police Station Representative Accreditation Portfolio assessment and begin writing up their cases without proper consideration of the guidance available. These candidates are significantly more likely to fail the assessment than those who gather the necessary legal and practical resources which they will require before commencing the Portfolio.

The key purpose of this police station accreditation course webinar is to assist candidates understand what the Assessment Board are looking for when marking the Police Station Representative Accreditation Scheme Portfolio, so that you can write up your cases accordingly. Building on the guidance provided on registration, this session will break-down what headings you should use when writing up a case study, what information needs to be included within each section and the level of detail required.

Remember, the Assessment Board cannot assume anything! Stating that ‘I advised my client regarding the options available’ is not sufficient. What did you say and why? How do you know the client understood?   

In addition, this webinar will offer practical guidance in respect of the technical requirements of the Portfolio including case selection, the age and chronology of your cases, which forms must be included within your submission etc.

Sample Portfolios

The course includes several sample Portfolios for you to review while putting your own submission together.

Supporting Documentation

Full course notes are provided. These notes contain a sample case study produced by our Assessment Board to assist you when writing up your own Portfolio.

Book the Portfolio Submission and Online Support Course Together and Save £65

For further information or to request an invoice, please contact the Accreditations Department on 0151 236 2024.

What are the requirements?

  • • Watch the recorded webinar and review the detailed accompanying notes and sample portfolios.

Learning Outcomes

  • • This course will provide you with the knowledge, technique and confidence required to get your accreditation off to a good start by passing Parts A and B of the Portfolio

What is the target audience?

  • • The PSRAS should be undertaken by anyone who wishes to become an accredited police station representative and give advice in the police station for which payment is claimed from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA)
  • • This online, samples based, support course has been developed to improve a candidate’s chances of passing the assessment; 75% of candidates who undertake this training pass the Portfolio first time.

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About Instructor - James Parry

James is a partner at Parry and Welch Solicitors which speacialises in dangerous dogs cases.

James is a solicitor and high court advocate with 25 years experience in the criminal justice sector, ten of which were spent with the magistrates' court service, and ten in private practice. James is the author of "Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings" (Butterworths), and various published papers dealing with diverse aspects of the criminal justice system. James is a former chairman of the Law Society’s criminal law committee and an experienced and well-regarded CPD lecturer.

Course Curriculum

PSRAS Portfolio Support Course

  • Webinar - How To Prepare A Perfect Police Station Portfolio
    01:01:37
  • Notes - How to prepare a perfect Police Station Portfolio
    300 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 1 - Part 1 (Fail)
    23 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 1 - Part 2 (Fail)
    33 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 2 - Part 1 (Fail)
    27 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 2 - Part 2 (Fail)
    40 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 3 - Part 1 (Pass)
    19 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 3 - Part 2 (Pass)
    14 Page
  • Portfolio Sample 3 - Part 3 (Pass)
    16 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 3 - Part 4 (Pass)
    21 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 4 - Part 1 (Pass)
    34 Page
  • PSRAS Sample Portfolio 4 - Part 2 (Pass)
    23 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 4 - Part 3 (Pass)
    28 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 4 - Part 4 (Pass)
    12 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 1 - Feedback
    6 Page
  • Sample Portfolio 2 - Feedback
    9 Page
  • Notes - Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme Guidance
    10 Page

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