Module 3 Award Writing Domestic Arbitration

12 Bloomsbury Square

Date & Time:
4 September 2019

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GBP £1,320.00

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This module provides candidates with the knowledge required to understand and consider evidence, to weigh it up and analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable Arbitration Award in compliance with the Arbitration Act 1996.

What is covered within the course?

• Basic Concepts & Types of Evidence
• The Burden and Standard of Proof
• Hearsay
• Privilege
• Written Evidence and Disclosure of Documents
• Witnesses
• Expert Witnesses
• Introduction:The Purpose of the Award
• The Need for Plain Language
• Legal and Substantive Requirements
• Identifying the Issues for Determination
• Reasoning and Decision Making
• Structure of an Award
• The Form of the Award
• Publishing the Award

What are the entry requirements?

To register for the course, candidates must have successfully completed:

  • Have successfully passed the CIArb Module 1 Law, Practice and Procedure of Domestic Arbitration 
  • Have successfully passed the CIArb Module 2 Law of Obligations or been granted an exemption from the CIArb Module 2 Law of Obligations


English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to demonstrate sound conceptual,technical and/or practical knowledge of:

• Recognising and evaluating evidence
• Issues from the parties’submissions
• Being able to create structure and deal with all the issues that arise
• Deciding matters in dispute logically and in accordance with the law
• The skills required to write Awards correctly
• The discursive and operative parts of the Award
• Being able to deal with the parties;costs and interest of an Award
• Allocate Arbitrator’s fees and expenses
• Compliance with the legal and other requirements for an enforceable Award

How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered over a period of three months, with a combination of private study and attendance of the three face-to face tutorials.

How will I be assessed? 
Assessment of this course is 4.5 hour Award Writing examination.

The examination is split into two parts.

Stage 1 is provided on-line 10 days before the formal examination.

Stage 2 is the 4.5 hour open book examination. Additional information is provided on the day of the assessment in the form of the Arbitrator’s notebook.

Candidates must achieve a minimum overall mark of 70% to pass the course.

The course is delivered over a period of three months, with a combination of private study and face-to-face tutorials.  

The course start date advertised is the start date of the course when candidates will be required to start their private study of reading NOT when they attend tutorials.  The face-to face tutorial dates are listed on the Course Schedule below.


Upon successful registration on the course, candidates will receive confirmation they are booked on the course. 

Joining instructions and course materials will be made available on LearnADR approximately 2 weeks before the course start date.


The schedule for this course is provided below to assist candidates in planning their study time.  

  • Private study includes reading course materials and undertaking any self-assessment tasks in your own time.
  • Face-to-face tutorials involve candidates coming to London to attend classes on:


Tutorial 1: 02.10.2019

Tutorial 2: 06.11.2019

Tutorial 3: 04.12.2019


Please note you will need to book and pay for the examination separately.