This 5 day course is not just concerned with interview skills but also how interviews fit into investigations and how they can be utilised to their utmost to benefit the investigation as a whole.

Course rationale

This course begins with the research and preparation that should be carried out prior to interview. Through a series of practical exercises, students are introduced to common scenarios within interviews and are able to practice different types of questioning. They should then be able to differentiate between those types and the likely outcomes when using them. They are shown and can practice both the conversation management model and the cognitive approach with witnesses. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on behaving ethically, professionally and on evaluating both the content of the interview and how it impacts on the investigation process.

Course details

5 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these un-accredited short courses but, please note they will all be taught in English.

Key Benefits

Students undertaking this short course will be provided with the knowledge and techniques to conduct competent interviews on all levels, using familiar interview situations and applying internationally recognised best practice models that develop communication skills in investigative scenarios.