Training days

FRU runs three sets of training days annually; normally in September/October; January/February and May/June. The training day introduces you to the relevant law and tribunal procedure, as well as explaining how volunteering for FRU works. They run from 10am until 4.30pm.

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

There are separate training days for Social Security and Employment. If you want to do both types of case, you need to attend both.


Future training days

We are please to announce dates for our next training days as follows:

Social Security: Saturday 30th, June, 10am-4pm
Booking will open on Friday 25th May
Booking will close on Thursday 28th June

Employment: Saturday 23rd June, 10am-4pm
Booking will open on Wednesday 23rd May
Booking will close Thursday 21st June



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 and have read the information about case availability.

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