Evidence and Courtroom Skills - 2 days

Pre-course material


  • Required reading about the courts, evidence and exhibits.
  • Structured learning tasks where delegates use real life investigations to relate their understanding of the pre-course work


Course Content


  • Basic law – including regional variations between Scottish and English law
  • Types of courts
  • Ways of obtaining evidence
  • Ways of presenting evidence
  • Hearsay and expert evidence
  • Exhibits – securing, identifying and continuity
  • Writing statements including completion of MG 11
  • Giving evidence:
  • Practical court exercise and feedback
  • Distance learning assignment briefing
  • The layout of the Court
  • Court standards and etiquette
  • Court procedures
  • The role of the witness
  • Taking the oath
  • How to present evidence in a professional manner
  • How to prepare to attend court
  • Defence and Prosecution questioning techniques – including link to transactional analysis




  • One multiple choice objective test
  • Practical court assessment – delegates are assessed giving evidence related to the case studies
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