Training for judicial office holders is provided by the Judicial College and covers substantive law and judicial skills as well as understanding of the social context in which judging takes place.

You will receive three days initial training following appointment. The training differs slightly in England / Wales to Scotland - an overview of each is provided below.


You will receive three days training which includes two days of classroom induction training and a day of observation. This will include training on the relevant law as well as some aspects of judicial skills to prepare you for your judicial role. Ongoing training is two separate days each year and is compulsory. All training is paid at the normal daily rate.

Please note: If you are appointed you will be expected to attend one of the below sessions and there will not be any further sessions. Successful applicants must be available to attend either: Glasgow on the 3rd and 4th of December 2019 or Aberdeen on the 5th and 6th December 2019. You can attend the most convenient location for the classroom training and your observation day at the office that you are assigned.


England and Wales

In England and Wales, successful candidates will receive three days of induction training, comprising a day of face-to-face training (likely to be located in the Employment Tribunal area to which they have been assigned by the President) and two days of observation. Dates for face-to-face training have yet to be arranged but are likely to be between December 2019 and February 2020. There is one day of continuation training each year, as well as a developing suite of e-learning modules.