Judicial College

The Lord/Lady Chief Justice is responsible for arrangements for training the courts’ judiciary in England and Wales under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. The Senior President of Tribunals has an equivalent responsibility in relation to judges and members of the tribunals within the scope of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. The Chief Coroner has similar responsibilities, outlined in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.  These responsibilities are exercised through the Judicial College.


A programme of continuing education is provided for all judges exercising a civil jurisdiction


Courses for the judiciary including mock trials and hearings


Courses and programmes for the judiciary in different jurisdictions


Courses for judges authorised to hear private family law and public family law cases


Training programmes are delivered to newly appointed legal advisers sitting in adult, family and youth courts


Each tribunal delivers a training programme for judges and members who sit in that jurisdiction


Find out more about the training offered to coroners


Courses available for the judiciary who work internationally

Senior Judiciary

High Court and Justices of Appeal can attend short seminars held after court on targeted topics of interest


Find out more about the background and governance of the College

Judicial College Strategy 2021-2025

Find out more about the Strategy and read an online copy

Archive of Reports and Strategies

For archived reports and strategies from the Judicial College


Find out how to contact various departments