Non-Membership Courses

Non-Membership Courses

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators offers continuous, non-membership training in various aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). They form a vital part of its educational programme. They provide valuable and practical training in discrete parts of ADR. They are especially relevant for those practitioners who want to continue their professional development, however, they can be taken by anyone with an interest in ADR.

New non membership courses are being developed, including face-to-face, online and blended courses, and the current courses offered cover a wide range of topics that can help you develop and apply new skills in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Some discrete courses we currently have on offer include:

• Introduction to Expert Witness
• The Fundamentals of Negotiation
• Arbitral Secretaries

For further enquiries on non membership courses, please call the Education and Training Support Line on + 44 (0) 20 7421 7439, or email

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CIArb is offering a one-day course in London for those individuals within the construction industry with specialist knowledge who wish to act as expert witnesses in legal and other proceedings.

What is the aim of the course?

The role of an Expert Witness is to ensure that specialist evidence is provided drawing upon industry-specific expertise. On our Expert Witness course, participants will learn about the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities required of a specialist working as an expert witness. This includes presenting in court, examination and cross examination by barristers and representing the parties in a dispute.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course, candidates will:

  • Understand the role of an Expert Witness;
  • Establish responsibility and terms and conditions of engagement;
  • Explain how to advise without prejudice, in correspondence and discussion;
  • Learn about the duties of an independent Expert Witness;
  • Identify conflicts of interest;
  • Appraise and clarify the role of expert and advocate

The course fee is £330.00+ VAT. This includes…

  • Tuition from a highly experienced tutor;
  • Access to a workbook and additional course materials;
  • Lunch and refreshments;
  • Networking opportunities

A 5% discount will be provided to companies looking to send 3 or more staff members on the course.

If you would like to register, please contact Pascale Temple on or 020 7421 7475.