Court Skills training

This Court Skills course will help you to understand how the family courts work. It is designed to help you in the event that you are required to attend court or to prepare a statement for court.

You will gain a greater understanding of the process to help you guide and support children and young people.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • The family justice system
  • Family court
  • Public law proceedings
  • Private law proceedings
  • Adoption proceedings
  • Supporting children
  • Court preparation
  • Preparing statements
  • Attending court
  • Post court proceedings
This Court Skills course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about how family courts work. Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to gain a greater understanding of the process.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 1.5 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Aims of the Court Skills course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the principal of family law and how the family courts are structured
  • A basic understanding of the Children Act 1989 and the types of family law proceedings
  • A knowledge of the court process and an understanding of the roles of the different professionals
  • How to support a child or young person who is subject to proceedings and what to do if the child/young person discloses significant information to you
  • What to expect if you are required to attend court and how to prepare if required to give evidence

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.