Training days

COVID19 -- FRU IS OPERATING REMOTELY -- MORE INFO

Our training days are an important step before voluntering for FRU. They introduce you to the relevant law and tribunal procedure, as well as explaining how FRU works.

You must take out your first case within one year of attending a training day.

Remote Training during Covid

During the pandemic, FRU has been training volunteers remotely. We ran two set of remote Training Days in 2020. Numbers were kept low, because of the significant reduction in available cases.

Future Training Days

We expect to reun our next set of training days in June 2021. We will announce the dates here and via the mailing list once the dates have been arranged so please check back here regularly.

At the moment, the FRU office remains closed and we continue to work remotely. Although new cases are coming through, neither referrals or our ability to supervise cases have returned to pre-Covid levels. 

This means that the number of places available on our training will remain low for now. We don't want to provide training places if there is no realistic prospect of volunteering with us. Our aim is to ensure that anyone who attends the training and passes the test will have a reasonable opportunity to take on a case.

We hope to start re-opening the office in Gray's Inn Square towards the end of the summer.  Once open, we would expect to gradually increase capacity over the Autumn and Winter.  While there will be some face to face contact, much will continue to be done on a remote basis.

We expect to run more training in October-December 2021 and hope we will able to increase numbers then. But much will depend on the developing situation. Our priority is to help as many people as we can, while keeping our staff, volunteers and clients safe.

Booking

To book go to FRUOnline, our online booking system. There is a £50 fee to attend.

Before booking, please check that you are eligible to volunteer.

Unless you have already registered as a user on FRUOnline, you will need to register as part of the booking process. Note that registering to receive emails about future training days is not the same as registering on FRUOnline.

If when attempting to book, you receive the message "invalid email address" you have probably already registered. Click on "Forgotten Password" to recover your login details.

You can cancel your training day booking through your FRUOnline account. You will receive a refund. You will be charged a £5 cancellation fee (because of the work involved in processing the cancellation and bank charges). We do not provide refunds for cancellations received less than 48 hours before the training day.

When places on a training day are cancelled, they become available again automatically. If a training day is fully booked it is worth checking the website again later.

Religious Adjustments

Those who are unable, for religious reasons, to attend on a Saturday should send an email telling us why they are unable to attend the training day and which area of law they wish to train in.  Please fill in the email form on the contact us page.

Training Day Mailing List

To sign up for email notification once training dates have been announced, please enter your details here