MCQ Portfolio Support Course

MCQ Portfolio Support Course

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Course Overview

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

Developed by Datalaw's Assessment Board and accessible via any internet connected computer, mobile or other internet ready device for a period of 12 months, this practical sample-based course and contains the following:

How to Prepare a Perfect Magistrates’ Court Portfolio Webinar

In theory the Portfolio should be the easiest part of the accreditation; It can be completed in your own time, you are able to access any legal materials you require, and it comprises cases which you have chosen yourself.

In practice, a surprising number of candidates rush the Portfolio assessment and begin writing up their cases without proper consideration of the guidance available. These candidates are significantly more likely to make basic errors which can be easily avoided, if you allow adequate time and gather sufficient resources before commencing the Portfolio.

The key purpose of this webinar is to assist candidates understand what the Assessment Board are looking for when marking the Portfolio, so that you can write up your cases accordingly. Remember, the Assessment Board cannot assume anything! Stating that ‘I advised my client regarding…’ is not sufficient. You need to detail what you did, what you said and why.

Building on the guidance provided on registration, this session will break-down what headings you should use when writing up a case study, what information needs to be included within each section and the level of detail required. Consideration will be given to the following areas:

        Common reasons for failure

        The key legal resources you will need when assembling your Portfolio

        How to effectively gather and analyse information

        Case selection – Why choosing the right cases is key

        The difference between short & detailed cases inc. range, scope, case length etc.

In addition, this webinar will offer practical guidance in respect of the technical requirements of the Portfolio including the age and chronology of your cases, which forms must be included within your submission etc.

Sample Portfolios

The course includes several sample Portfolios for you to review while putting your own submission together.

Supporting Documentation

Full course notes are provided. These notes contain sample case studies, with commentary, which will assist you when writing up your own Portfolio.

Book the Portfolio Submission and Online Support Course Together and Save £55

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 Portfolio

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 Webinar

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    50 Page
  • Slides
    27 Page

Sample Portfolio 1 - Fail

  • Portfolio Submission
    52 Page
  • Portfolio Feedback
    5 Page

Sample Portfolio 2 - Pass

  • Sample Portfolio 2 (Pass)
    70 Page


  • although very informative, I find it incredible that we are given 10 year old material...
    4 months ago