IPROW is continually developing new training courses, delivered by professionals in the rights of way field and tailored specifically for the needs of members. The Annual Update is a 'conference' featuring speakers and workshops on a theme of current interest.
If you are interested in more details of potential courses, contact email@example.com. See below for more on bespoke training.
Covid-19: We do not intend to reintroduce venue events until control of the pandemic is clearly established so that participants across a range of vulnerabilities would be comfortable in a venue, and for a venue to be confident of being able to provide for us. The cost of planning a venue event and changing to virtual is high so, to provide certainty for everyone, this year’s events have been committed as virtual. We have proved over the last eighteen months that this medium is very successful and, indeed, has many benefits.
High Quality Training
When the Law Society still ran its accredited CPD scheme, IPROW was accredited as a training provider and was praised for the quality of the training and materials.
Courses continue to be updated and improved and new topics delivered every year in response to demand.
At any event, in addition to its content, one great benefit is the opportunity to meet other members, find out who is doing what where and how successfully, to come away with a wealth of possibilities to try and contacts for future communication.
In response to both COVID-19 and the increasing challenges to local authorities to find funding for training, not just the course itself but time and cost of travel and accommodation, IPROW has been producing courses, webinars and the conference virtually with excellent results and feedback. It is likely that this medium will continue as although there is a loss of social and networking contact, the benefits in terms of cost and time are considerable.
Bespoke Training In-House
There are decreased budgets for training but high demand with people taking on new roles and a greater need to ensure accuracy, efficiency and good practice, so you may find it more cost effective to supply IPROW training at your authority for several of your team, rather than picking one person to attend a course. It's also a useful refresher for longer term staff and, according to feedback we have had, a way to ensure everyone is working to the same protocol.
IPROW courses are continually updated and we offer an extensive selection of sessions. You can pick your ideal content from the menu for a bespoke course and get everyone up to date at once or provide your needs and let us work out the optimum content. Whatever course you are considering, we will ask for the experience of the participants and the learning outcomes that you want, so that we can advise on what is feasible within your budget and time. We very commonly find that the expectation is too high for quantity of material to cover so consider whether your desired outcome an 'awareness overview' or ability to apply the content independently. The modules below and their approximate periods give an idea of how much could be covered in a day.
For a small team, why not see if your neighbouring authorities would be interested in joining you?
Training days may be:
1. A standard IPROW course (there are some exceptions)
2. A combination of sessions from more than one IPROW course
3. New sessions developed for a specific need
Does this interest you? Prices start from £1,300 for virtual delivery, depending on the course required, the price will increase to cover tailoring to specific needs. For fifteen trainees, that’s less than £100 per person for high quality training with no additional time or travel costs. We are not currently offering training on site, but it may be feasible if our trainer is willing, however, the price will increase to cover travel time, cost and probably overnight accommodation, depending on location.
Provision is on the basis that the course is virtual or the host authority provides the room, catering, any equipment (e.g. projector) and any printing. IPROW will provide the trainer(s), including travel and accommodation (if required).
Do you really know the law and good practice for your work or are you making assumptions? Have your colleagues been telling you how to do a new task? Are any of you up to date in current good practice? Do you need inspiration on how to use your time more efficiently; how to avoid being drawn into situations that eat time for no gain?
Pick Your Own Modules
|Development||The planning process, timeline of a development and an authority's obligations||B1||60|
|Development||Management of rights of way through development||B2||60|
|Development||The toolkit for asserting and protecting rights of way during development||B3||60|
|Development||Making robust responses - framework and policy, strategy, advice||B4||60|
|Development||Using design, contributions, conditions and levers to best effect||B5||60|
|Drafting Orders||Key features of drafting orders||D1||50|
|Drafting Orders||Wildlife and Countryside Act orders||D2||45|
|Drafting Orders||Highways Act orders||D3||30|
|Drafting Orders||Town and Country Planning Act orders||D4||30|
|Enforcement||The duty to assert and protect||E1||30|
|Enforcement||Policy and procedure: benefits, compliance, cost recovery||E2||45|
|Enforcement||Enforcement by default action: cost-effective results avoiding prosecution, implementing policy||E3||90|
|Enforcement||What constitutes obstruction||E4||90|
|Legal||Case law, important cases and how to use them for modification orders||L1||3x60|
|Legal||Case law, important cases and how to use them for public path orders||L2||60|
|Legal||Case law, important cases and how to use them for maintenance and enforcement||L3||60|
|Maintenance||Enforcement against the highway authority||E5||30|
|Maintenance||Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Conservation Constraints||W1||30|
|Maintenance||Maintenance duty and law (Highways Act)||W2||30|
|Maintenance||Practical maintenance: cost-savings, contracting out vs in-house||W3||30|
|Maintenance||Inspections and liability (Highways Act s 58)||W4||30|
|Maintenance||Maintainable at public expense, List of Streets and Def Map crossover||W5||30|
|Maintenance||Working within Regulations - CDM and water, heritage, habitat, species, preservation, marine environments||W6||5x60|
|Maintenance||Equality Duty and applying the Gap-Gate-Stile principle||W7||60|
|Maintenance||Working with volunteers||W8||60|
|Modification Orders||The Definitive Map and Statement and continuous review||M1||30|
|Modification Orders||Statements of priorities and their benefits||M2||30|
|Modification Orders||Dedication at common law and s 31||M3||45-90|
|Modification Orders||Applications and discovery of evidence||M4||45|
|Modification Orders||Assessing and managing evidence||M5||60|
|Modification Orders||Decision making||M6||30|
|Modification Orders||The Order process||M7||45-90|
|Modification Orders||Objections and problem solving||M8||60-90|
|Modification Orders||The components of a legally valid application||M9||45|
|Modification Orders||Investigation practice, assessing the evidence, elements of documentary and user||M10||45-90|
|Modification Orders||Legal requirements of authority decision making and applying the tests||M11||60|
|Modification Orders||What is evidence||M12||30|
|Modification Orders||Why collect user evidence – the legal framework and tests||M13||30|
|Modification Orders||Collecting user evidence, user evidence forms, alternatives, benefits and pitfalls||M14||30|
|Modification Orders||Presenting User Evidence in reports and at Inquiries||M15||45|
|Modification Orders||Interview skills, making the most of interviewing||M16||6x60|
|Modification Orders||Interpretation of Section 31 and Common Law in practice||M17||45|
|Modification Orders||Documentary evidence, sources, uses, what to look for, how to record and manage it||M18||45|
|Modification Orders||Inclosure Awards||M19||30|
|Modification Orders||Tithe Act||M20||30|
|Modification Orders||Finance Act||M21||30|
|Modification Orders||Other sources of documentary evidence||M22||30|
|Modification Orders||Recording limitations and conditions and width||M23||30|
|Opposed Orders||Identifying valid orders, valid objections and when an Order must be sent to PINS||O1||45|
|Opposed Orders||Modes of determination – inquiry, hearing or written representations: differing requirements and predicting which is likely||O2||30|
|Opposed Orders||Preparing your case – what documents go to PINS and when||O3||45|
|Opposed Orders||Working smarter – minimising the workload for PINS determination||O4||30|
|Opposed Orders||Writing a Statement of Case||O5||45|
|Opposed Orders||Essentials of an expert Proof of Evidence||O6||60|
|Opposed Orders||Witness proofs and oral evidence||O7||30|
|Opposed Orders||Dealing with unusual Orders: directions, Orders made against officers’ advice, change in law or position, inheriting someone else’s case||O8||30|
|Opposed Orders||How to produce a good proof of evidence, identifying, evaluating and presenting the evidence, dealing with the law||O9||60|
|Opposed Orders||Writing the essential concise, authoritative CV for a good proof||O10||60|
|Opposed Orders||Lightening the workload and making your Statement of Case work for you||O11||45|
|Opposed Orders||How to refer an Order to PINS, checklist, document bundle, Rules, setting up an Inquiry||O12||45|
|Public Path Orders||Legislation: what to use when and why – HA, TCPA, magistrates, special orders||P1||30|
|Public Path Orders||What are the tests and meeting them||P2||45|
|Public Path Orders||Physical route assessment – suitability, future maintenance commitment, Equality Act||P3||30|
|Public Path Orders||Dealing with the subjective element – need and convenience||P4||15-45|
|Public Path Orders||Evaluating the case for making the order||P5||60-90|
|Public Path Orders||Limitations and conditions and widths||P6||30|
|Public Path Orders||Processing orders – contracting out, prioritisation, committee/officer decision and report||P7||30|
|Public Path Orders||Drafting orders – the importance of getting it right||P8||15|
|Public Path Orders||Opposed orders: options, making the case, what to consider from the start||P9||15|
One to One Training
Sometimes one or two members of staff are in urgent need of training and have usually managed to just miss the only course on their topic that year. Rights of way being such a small field means there is rarely enough demand for IPROW to repeat a course within a year, quite often longer.
In such a situation, the ideal solution may be one to one (or two) training in your workplace tailored specifically to your requirements.
Fee for one day’s training is dependent on location and nature of the training but is likely to be around £1,300.
If you are interested, for yourself or your team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
"Thanks for a great course and one which gave an overview of a range of legislation and always made relevant to PROW. It would have taken many other courses and those wouldn't have been PROW-focused, to learn the same without an IPROW course."
Who are IPROW training courses for?
All courses are aimed at rights of way practitioners and the majority of participants are local authority employees but are by no means exclusive to them and courses frequently have participants from solicitors, barristers or legal officers, rights of way user groups, countryside management and organisations where rights of way may affect their work such as land managers or infrastructure provision.
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