MCQ IAA Support Course

MCQ IAA Support Course

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Course Overview

Prepare for the IAA in your own time with our online support course.

The IAA is an artificial role-play assessment and the cost implication of having to re-sit the exam, should you be unsuccessful on your first attempt, can be daunting. That’s why it is essential that you not only understand how the assessment works, but that you are able to familiarise yourself with the format of the exam beforehand. This sample-based support course includes the following:

How to Prepare for the IAA with Charles Peter

Delivered by solicitor-advocate and former IAA assessor Charles Peter, this course will offer guidance on how to adapt your interview technique in line with the strict time constraints of the assessment. In addition, this course will explore the skills required to construct a successful bail application, plea in mitigation and application for an adjournment.

Practical Aspects of Passing the IAA

During this session, lecturer and former member of the Assessment Board James Parry, a high-court advocate and former duty solicitor with over 20 years experience in the criminal justice sector, will guide you through the following:

        The common reasons why candidates fail the IAA

        The key legal resources you will need to pass the assessment

        The Standards of Competence & Common Crimes which you will be assessed on

        How to plan your time during the interview and why a structured consultation is the key to success

        How to effectively gather and analyse information

        Initial information and further disclosure with reference to annotated samples

        How to conduct yourself during the advocacy section

Sample IAAs

The course includes several sets of IAA paperwork for you to work through, enabling you to familiarise yourself with the types of scenarios, and the level of information which you will receive, before you attempt the assessment under exam conditions.

Book The IAA And Online Support Course Together And Save £30

For Further Information Or To Request An Invoice, Please Contact The Accreditations Department On 0151 236 2024.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • • This online, samples based, support course has been developed to improve a candidate’s chances of passing the assessment; 75% of candidates who undertake this training pass the Portfolio first time.

Learning Outcomes

  • • This course will provide you with the knowledge, technique and confidence required to get your accreditation off to a good start by passing the IAA

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal solicitors undertaking the Magistrates Court Qualification


About Instructor - James Parry

James is a partner at Parry and Welch Solicitors which speacialises in dangerous dogs cases.

James is a solicitor and high court advocate with 25 years experience in the criminal justice sector, ten of which were spent with the magistrates' court service, and ten in private practice. James is the author of "Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings" (Butterworths), and various published papers dealing with diverse aspects of the criminal justice system. James is a former chairman of the Law Society’s criminal law committee and an experienced and well-regarded CPD lecturer.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • How to Prepare for the IAA with Charles Peter
  • Practical Aspects of Passing the IAA


  • How to Prepare for the IAA with Charles Peter
    4 Page
  • How to Prepare for the IAA - See James Parry Webinar
    49 Page
  • Professional Ethics - The Law Society's Code for Advocacy
    10 Page

IAA Sample 1

  • Marking Matrix
    3 Page
  • scenario 1 (part 1)
    2 Page
  • scenario 1 (part 2)
    4 Page
  • scenario 2
    3 Page
  • Scenario 3
    5 Page

IAA Sample 2

  • Marking Matrix
    3 Page
  • scenario 1 (part 1)
    0 Page
  • scenario 1 (part 2)
    6 Page
  • scenario 2
    5 Page
  • scenario 3
    5 Page


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