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Whether you are looking to become a magistrate or undertake the magistrate training programme, our online intensive training course will provide you everything you will need to become a magistrate and pass the selection process.

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  • Hours of expert tuition: including video training, interactive guides and online resources;
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If you want to pass EVERY element of the selection process then this online magistrate course will teach you how. This expert online training course is specifically designed to provide you with essential knowledge and information on how to pass the tough selection process at the very first attempt.

To date, we have helped literally hundreds of applicants to secure a position as a magistrate within their chosen area.

In the following video Richard McMunn explains what is involved in the online course and how it will help you to prepare for and more importantly pass the entire selection process.

Please note, this course has been updated and reworked for the 2018 selection process and is now an online course, even better than before:

Our intensive online magistrate training course is perfect for anyone who wants to ensure they are fully prepared and confident in passing the selection process. When applying for a position to become a magistrate you will be required to have the highest level of professionalism whilst demonstrating to a selection panel that you have the right qualities and attributes to get the role. This course has been specifically designed to teach you exactly how to pass the assessment process. Before you enrol to the magistrate training course you will need to be confident that you have the six key qualities required to perform the role competently.  


Advisory Committees are the people who appoint magistrates in England and Wales. In order to have any chance of passing the selection process you will need to demonstrate these time-and-time again, both on the application form and also at interview. Let's take a look at each of the qualities:
1. Good character
  • You will need to possess personal integrity. During the interview you will be asked to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated this quality in the past.
  • Having respect and trust of other people. Naturally, the role of a magistrate requires you to have the trust of others, and also respect for your peers and everyone in our diverse society.
  • Respect for confidence - you will be trusted with confidential information whilst serving on the magistrates bench. If you cannot be trusted, you will not be suited to this role.
  • Absence of any matter which might bring the magistracy into disrepute. If you believe that there is any situation that may bring the service into disrepute then you MUST disclose this during the application stage. It is always best to be 100% honest.
  • Willingness to be circumspect in private, working and public life.
2. Understanding and communication
  • Ability to understand documents. Whilst serving as a magistrate you need to understand certain legal and court documents. You do not need to have a thorough understanding of law and the legal process; however, you will need to read and analyse documents.
  • Identify and comprehend relevant facts - your role will be to listen to the FACTS that are represented in front of you before making sound decisions and judgements in collaboration with your peers.
  • Follow evidence and arguments - during each hearing you will need to listen carefully to all evidence and arguments.
  • Ability to concentrate - during the interview you may be asked questions to demonstrate your ability to concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively - this includes an ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
3. Social awareness
  • Appreciation and acceptance of the Rule of Law (this is the fundamental principle that no one is above the law and that everyone is subject to it in equal measure)
  • Understanding of society in general - during the first magistrate interview you will be asked questions that relate to your understanding of the society in which you live and also society in general. You can learn more about your society by working within it, either on a voluntary basis or otherwise.
  • Respect for people from different ethnic, cultural or social backgrounds (and maybe some knowledge of 'other communities'). It is an unfortunate fact that some people have little or no respect for people from different backgrounds. You must have a genuine respect for everyone in society, regardless of their age, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race or social background.
  • Awareness and understanding of life beyond family, friends and work is highly desirable.
  • An understanding of your local community. As already stated, you may find it beneficial to work within your community on a voluntary basis before applying.
4. Maturity and sound temperament
  • Ability to relate to and work with others - you must have the ability to work as part of a team. Generally, there will be 3 people on the magistrates bench, so you need make sound decisions collectively and come to agreements.
  • Regard for the views of others - your view may not always be the one that the bench agrees with. You need to have regard for other people's viewpoints and be able to listen carefully to arguments and discussions.
  • Willingness to consider advice.
  • Humanity, firmness, decisiveness, confidence, a sense of fairness, courtesy.
5. Sound judgement
  • Ability to think logically, weigh arguments and reach a balanced decision - it goes without saying that, as a magistrate in England and Wales, you will need to make sound judgements as your decisions will have a huge impact on people's lives.
  • Openness of mind, objectivity, the recognition of and controlling of prejudices.
6. Commitment and reliability
  • Reliability, commitment to serve the community, willingness to undertake at least 26 half day sittings a year (but possibly more in practice). This is an area that the committee will want to see evidence that you can actually commit to these sittings. You will also have to take into consideration time for training and development etc.
  • Willingness to undertake the required training.
  • Ability to offer the requisite time.
  • Support of family and employer - whilst you will most probably already have the support of your family, it is your employer that you may need to convince that serving as a magistrate is positive for your development. After all, you will probably need considerable time off to meet your commitments in this voluntary role.
  • Sufficiently good health.
So, if you feel that you meet the initial six key qualities for becoming a magistrate, we would like to welcome you onto our 1-day intensive magistrate training course. We will now provide you with details about what the course covers.


This course will walk you through every stage of the selection process, making sure you feel comfortable and understand exactly what you need to become a magistrate at your first attempt! The exclusive content in this course is the only training available in the UK and it is guaranteed to increase your chances of becoming a magistrate.


We regularly receive feedback from our students letting us know just how happy they are with the course and how useful it has been to them. Below is an example of one of our ex-students:
Hi, I just wanted you top know that I have been accepted as a magistrate. Without doing your course I am sure I would have failed. Thank you
Excellent value with a great tutor ... Fully recommended
- R. Thomson
Superbly presented. 10/10
- J. Chambers
This truly is an exceptional training course for anyone wanting to become a magistrate... This magistrate course will go a long way in teaching you how to get through the tough selection process of becoming a magistrate. The selection process consists of three main things:
  • Application form
  • First Interview
  • Second Interview
We guarantee that by the end of this magistrate course you will be confident in pass all three of these processes.

Your 1-Day intensive course will cover:

  • You will learn the six key qualities that you need to perform the role of a magistrate
  • How to complete the application form - we go through the entire process of filling in the application form and we will tell you where you need to apply.
  • How to prepare for the first interview - We will go through mock interviews and teach you what is required to pass this interview. It is important that you attend courtroom visits before your interview as you will be asked how you felt about the sentence that was passed in your interview. We will explain in detail what you need to observe in the courtroom sittings.
  • Sample interview questions and answers - We use the actual questions that you'll be asked in your real interview and provide you with suggested answers!
  • How to pass the second interview including sample questions and responses.
  • Sample ranking exercises - each attendee will have the opportunity to try sample ranking exercises.
  • Sample case studies - There will be plenty of debate and discussion throughout the day giving you everything you need to know to pass the selection process at the first attempt.
"After attending the course I went on to pass the selection process with ease." Julie Moss (current serving Magistrate) The course will have:
    • Maximum Instructor:Student ratio = 1:16.
    • Modern conference facilities.
    • Liquid refreshments throughout.
    • The best training facilities available.

BONUS - Training Certificate

After completing our online magistrate training course, you will receive a training certificate to confirm your attendance. You can add this to your portfolio to demonstrate your willingness to learn and achieve a job as a magistrate. online-magistrate-training-course-certificate-how2become


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IMPORTANT NOTICE: You will receive your instant access details immediately via email. You will be able to access this intensive online training free for 30-days. After which, this service requires a monthly payment of £27 + vat 30-days after your initial free purchase. You will be charged just £27 + vat per month until you decide to cancel the service, which you can do at any time. If you cancel this service within the 30-days of your initial purchase, you will not be charged. In order to cancel your subscription, simply contact us at info@how2become.com and provide us with your order ID number and we will cancel your online service for you. There is no minimum term.

You do not need any prior experience or qualifications to access the course. You will be able to view the course 365 days a year and you can come back to it as many times as you wish.

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  • Using these online modules you will learn step-by-step how to successfully pass the: Application, Assessment Tests, Exercises, First and Second Interview and more;
  • Detailed online guides and video training covering every element of the selection process;
  • Step-by-step guide to the magistrate selection process;
  • Practice and Master the 6 key qualities;
  • Ideal for all applicants;
  • Over 10 intensive and fully interactive online modules;
  • All course completers will get a certificate of completion
  • Training that goes where you go; compatible with Windows, Mac, Tablets and Mobile devices
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