The regulation of professionals in Ireland is undertaken by a variety of statutory bodies that are established by their own governing legislation. The aim of regulation is to ensure that those who are regulated meet standards that the regulators set in the public interest. This means that regulators’ activities must ensure the public is protected, that the expected standards are clear to all and confidence in the profession is maintained.
Developments in professional regulation are fast paced. Supervision by the High Court involves a need for regular legal updates for regulators. Individuals working in statutory regulation need to receive both induction and on-going training. They must understand their governing legislation, relevant legal updates and their procedures. They also need to have the required skills and competencies to fulfil their role in accordance with current best practice. This includes members of the executive, individuals who sit on the Board/Council of regulatory bodies and members of Committees including disciplinary committees involved in different stages of the fitness to practice process.
Over the last 13 years La Touche Training has worked with the majority of regulatory bodies in Ireland and continues to do so. We have gained vast experience and have built up an expertise in the provision of effective training for regulators, enhancing their skills and performance. Feedback to our training is consistently excellent including increased confidence and improved performance.
"The Teaching Council has availed of the expertise within La Touche Training on a number of occasions for Council member training in the Fitness to Teach area, which is a core function of Council. Caroline Conroy and her colleagues have shown great flexibility in arranging these sessions and tailoring them to suit our own particular needs. Member feedback has been nothing but positive in terms of knowledge acquisition and confidence building, as they embark on Fitness to Teach inquiry panel work."
Finola O’Dwyer, Solicitor, Head of Professional Standards, The Teaching Council
“La Touche training offers professional and experienced training of excellent quality which has been of assistance to the Veterinary Council. Their regulatory experience across the varied professions enriches their training with practical experiences and scenarios, coupled with the excellent facilitation and communication by Caroline Conroy.”
Niamh Muldoon, The Veterinary Council
Our Training Methodology
In response to training needs our approach is a blended one involving acquiring necessary knowledge and applying it correctly. Our experience is that individuals learn best in a safe simulated environment through using realistic case scenarios. This allows our attendees to learn through practice, identifying any questions or concerns and addressing them during training. Past attendees report that they gain enormously from our training.
We regularly design and deliver bespoke learning and development programmes in the following areas:
Topics we regularly cover include:
|Chairing Skills in Regulation||On-site||Variable||Details|
|Governance in Professional Regulation||On-site||Variable||Details|
|Fitness to Practise Inquiries||On-site||Variable||Details|
|Councils/Boards in Fitness to Practise Matters||On-site||Variable||Details|
|Preliminary Investigation of Complaints||On-site||Variable||Details|
|The Role of Experts in Disciplinary Complaints||On-site||Variable||Details|