Statement Analysis Training Elevate Your Analytical Skills

In a world brimming with information, discerning the credibility of statements is more vital than ever. The ability therefore to critically assess the credibility of statements is an invaluable tool.

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Certificate in Statement Analysis
Format Virtual Workshop
Duration 2 Days (10:00 - 16:00 London, UK)
Pay in full £1300 * Subject to Tax


Two-Day Live Virtual Training Program on Statement Analysis

Date: 9th – 10th May

10:00 – 16:00 London, UK (each day)

Course Overview:

Welcome to our eagerly awaited two-day live virtual training program on Statement Analysis, a course highly requested by our past students. When faced with a statement of an event, it is so important to understand its credibility, that is, “…to what degree does this statement appear to reflect an event that actually happened as stated?” 

This practical and comprehensive course is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of Statement Analysis, giving you the knowledge, skills, understanding, and ability to begin analyzing transcriptions with a view to assessing their credibility. 

There is so much information available on statement analysis techniques, though many of these have, unfortunately, minimal scientific basis. This is why EIA has chosen to focus your training on Criteria-Based Content Analysis (CBCA) and related processes, which have a strong theoretical basis and much scientific evidence to reinforce their effectiveness and give you confidence in your own conclusions.

What is Criteria Based Content Analysis (CBCA)?

CBCA is a methodology that was originally developed in Germany as part of a statement validity assessment process. Its original purpose was to provide credibility assessments of statements that had been provided by children in court cases that involved them. The method has since been refined and applied in adult cases and there is an abundance of scientific literature on its criteria and their application.  

Why is understanding a statement’s credibility important?

Accuracy of your information:

The credibility or not of a statement will significantly impact the accuracy of an entire investigative process. This would apply regardless of whether the investigation is a performance review, an employment tribunal, a disciplinary process, a law enforcement or security-related investigation, or any other fact-finding process. The accuracy of the information contained in the case file is vital, and therefore, the credibility of the statements is imperative to building an accurate and complete picture of the event itself.

Credibility of Cases/Evidence:

Ensuring that you understand the credibility of statements on which your investigations are based gives YOU and your case more credibility. Multiple statements may refute or corroborate each other, and understanding how credibility can impact this is vital. 

Impact on legal proceedings:

The credibility of a statement can dramatically impact the outcome of a case. A statement lacking credibility may reduce trust and be given less weight in court proceedings, while a credible statement may increase trust. Either result will influence decision-making during legal proceedings. 


In a world where we are bombarded with information and statements from individuals in positions of perceived authority, power, or personal trust, never has it been more critical to understand the credibility of the messages we receive. Whether those messages are from a politician, a witness, a business partner, a sales representative, or a leader of an organization, our ability to critically assess their message and consider how credible that message actually is allows us to make more informed decisions.

Course Objectives:

At the end of your statement analysis course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the most appropriate method for analyzing a statement for credibility
  • Highlight the difference between credibility and truthfulness
  • Analyse and code statements for credibility using a robust scientific method
  • Apply your analysis skills to statements of real-life events and situations
  • Critically assess statements in personal and professional contexts to add confidence to your decision-making processes

Programme Outline

Day 1: Statement Analysis Fundamentals

Session 1: Introduction to Statement Analysis – A Brief History and Research

  • Overview: Explore the historical context and foundational research behind statement analysis. Understand its development and relevance in various fields.
  • Activities: Interactive presentation, Q&A session.

Session 2: The Statement Analysis Process – From Recording to Reporting

  • Overview: Learn the comprehensive statement analysis process, from recording the initial statement to creating detailed analytical reports.
  • Activities: Step-by-step walkthrough, practical examples.

Session 3: Criteria in Context – CBCA and Common Variations

  • Overview: Delve deeper into the Criteria-Based Content Analysis (CBCA) method and explore the most common variations used in statement analysis.
  • Activities: Detailed example analysis and group discussions.

Session 4: Hands-On Practice and Critique

  • Overview: Engage in practical exercises with sample texts. Receive personalized feedback from experienced tutors and learn to critically review your own analyses.
  • Activities: Practice sessions with feedback and peer review exercises.

Day 2: Application of Statement Analysis and Additional Methods

Session 5: Complementary Techniques to Enhance Your Toolkit

  • Overview: Introduce additional techniques that complement fundamental statement analysis, expanding your toolkit for more comprehensive evaluations.
  • Activities: Demonstrations of techniques and interactive practice.

Session 6: Advanced Statement Analysis Exercises

  • Overview: Further your practice in statement analysis with more complex scenarios and sample statements.
  • Activities: Group exercises and scenario analysis.

Session 7: Adapting Analysis to Different Contexts

  • Overview: Learn how to adapt the statement analysis process to different contexts, enhancing its applicability in various professional settings.
  • Activities: Context-specific exercises and role-playing scenarios.

Session 8: Interactive Q&A and Discussion on Future Development

  • Overview: Engage directly with tutors to ask questions and discuss challenges encountered during the workshop. Plan the next steps for development and continued learning.
  • Activities: Q&A session and group discussion on future learning paths.

Who Should Attend:

If you value a full understanding of others’ statements and the credibility of those same statements, then this course is one you should attend. You may work in HR, Recruitment & Selection, Sales, Leadership, News and Media, Policing, Intelligence, Security… 

If the credibility of a message is essential to understanding your role, we look forward to seeing you there. 

Key Features:

  • Live virtual sessions led by experts in the field.
  • Interactive Q&A and discussion forums.
  • Comprehensive online course materials and resources.
  • Certificate of completion.

Join us on this enlightening journey into the world of Statement Analysis. Enhance your analytical skills and gain deeper insights into statements with precision and confidence.


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Congratulation on making the next step to further your education and skillset within the field of communication, behaviour, and credibility analysis. Below is an outline of the application process along with a download link to the application form. Please follow these steps to commence your application and should you have any questions, please use the 'Contact us form' and we would be happy to help.

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete your application

The application form consists of 11 sections, and while it may look intimidating on the surface, it should only take you around 15 – 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked to secure two references as part of your application. A reference is a note written by an independent person (such as a teacher or manager) to testify to your skills, character, experience, and/or achievements relevant to this programme. You can choose to include these in the space provided in the application form or include these as an attachment when you email us your application.

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Step 2: Email your application and supporting documents to us

Please send your completed application to our admissions team ( along with your passport-like photo and any supporting files requested in the application form, such as your certificates, awards and/or your references.

Step 3:

Upon receipt of your application, we will review your information and any supporting documents and respond to you within two working days to confirm your acceptance on to the programme. In some cases, we may require further information, in which case, we will follow up with you and outline exactly the information we require to complete your application. 

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