The Court Experience

If there is a course you would like to attend, please get in touch with the name of the course and your preferred contact details and we can discuss requirements and costs. We will then let you know when the next sessions will be delivered.

The course carries a maximum value of 4.5 hours (core activity) for the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

This essential one-day course is for enforcement officers who may have to provide evidence in court. The course examines the practical elements of preparing for court and includes a half day at Stirling Sheriff Court where participants can experience being cross-examined in the witness box.

Included in the training is an explanation of the different types of court and the procedures that usually take place in the court room. Participants are advised on how to behave before a sheriff including the proper forms of address both to the sheriff and to the court staff. Most important though, each participant will experience a cross-examination in the witness box in the Stirling Sheriff Court. An experience that is invaluable in preparing for the real thing.

Delegates should have completed either our Fixed Penalty Notice training or the Evidence, Notebooks and Statements training before attending this course.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training you will:

  • Be familiar with and recognise the importance of court procedure.
  • Understand the skills required to give evidence.
  • Have practiced giving evidence in a courtroom setting.
  • Understand how to deal effectively with difficult questions.
  • Have discussed and summarised the experience of attending court.
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