Court Room Skills



Giving evidence under cross examination can be stressful for staff. Our courses, delivered by experienced trainers, who have experience in court room environments, provide learners with the skills needed to present evidence in court in a professional, robust and credible manner.

RSL courses are bespoke to the needs of the client and can be stand-alone or form part of a broader development programme such as ICIDP.


Learning Objectives

Learners will leave these courses with an understanding of

  • Court Structures / Judicial Frameworks
  • The Roles within the Court
  • Types of Evidence
  • The Role of a Witness / Expert
  • Credibility
  • Cross Examination
  • Oral Evidence
  • Legislation
  • Report Writing


Course Length

  • 1 to 2 days


Featured Modules

  • The Court Structure  / The Judicial Framework
  • The course of a trial in the Magistrates Court / Crown Court
  • The layout of the court (Magistrates and Crown)
  • The role of the participants (judge, lay bench, counsel, clerks, ushers etc.)
  • The role of witness in court – types of evidence
  • Court etiquette (modes of address, initial procedure etc.)
  • Preparing for court – the ‘tool-kit’
  • Consent / Confidentiality / Rules of Disclosure / Ethics
  • Sufficiency of Evidence / Public Interest test
  • Familiarisation v Coaching
  • Expert witnesses
  • Right to a fair trial
  • Proportionality & Necessity
  • What constitutes a credible witness – legal issues
  • Practical understanding of Evidence in Chief – crucial facts
  • Practical understanding of Cross Examination – coping under pressure
  • Re-examination
  • Tips on oral evidence
  • Scenario based exercise.
  • Officer of the court v representative of your organisation
  • Grounds for exclusion of evidence
  • CPIA


Course Suitability

  • Police
  • Immigration
  • Local Authorities
  • Central Government
  • Education
  • Health
  • Private Organisations
  • Social Services
  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Prisons
  • Probation
  • Charities
  • Fire Service


Please note, this course is not for individuals. We only deliver this course to organisations with 5 or more delegates.

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