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Coroners Court Training Course

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

Presenting evidence at an inquest can be a very daunting and very stressful process. Many witnesses feel they are on trial and being interrogated, rather than giving evidence to assist the coroner.

Knowledge of the witness specialist area of work may be tested, and technical terms have to be explained simply and clearly. It can also be unsettling when families have questions of their own.

This practical Coroner’s Court Training course is designed to ensure delegates have the support and knowledge to give a truthful, confident and coherent account at a Coroner’s Court inquest.

The day will clarify the process, and delegates will undergo realistic questioning by an experienced Tutor. Delegates will leave this course with a better understanding on how the Coroner’s Court works how to prepare and give evidence in a confident, appropriate and professional manner.

Attendees will leave the day feeling more prepared for future cases with a full course pack (as well as an electronic copy) and a cert for 5 structured CPD points to add to their yearly CPD requirements

Course Content

  • History of the Coroner’s Court

  • Awareness of when and why a case might be referred to a coroner

  • An understanding of the duties and jurisdiction of the coroner

  • Understanding the investigation processes and the possible verdicts and outcomes

  • Preparing for an inquest

  • Key skills for presenting effective evidence

  • How the inquisitorial system works

  • Preparing for the Coroner’s Court

  • Lawyers’ techniques and how to handle them

  • Confident, clear testimony under cross-examination

  • Introducing yourself and your experience powerfully

  • Who to speak to in court and what to call them

  • Possible findings and verdicts of the Coroner

Who Should Attend?

This training day is relevant to Individuals who are or may be requested to give evidence at an inquest relating to a death or who may be required to support service users or others to do so.


On completion you will receive your CMG Masterclass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full day.


This course costs €375 (Early-bird) normal rate is €495. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.