diploma in mediation


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23 - 27 Oct 2023


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IoP Accredited Mediator Diploma - Kent

With the rise of the demand for fully qualified and accredited mediators both in the UK and around the world, the IoP Mediation Course enables paralegals to learn and apply the skills needed to effectively mediate civil and commercial disputes.

This 5-day full-time virtual course is delivered and accredited by Hunt ADR to ensure that we are providing first class training, of which will lead to both an IoP Diploma in Mediation and use of the designation letters Q.Med.Pa.

On successful completion of this challenging (but fun) 40-hour course participants will also become a fully qualified CMC Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator and authorised by Professional Paralegal Mediators in the UK.

At the IoP we believe this is a fantastic opportunity for our members to be able to provide greater services and for law firms to train their Paralegals to become mediators for their firms.

The skills of a mediator are amongst the most important for any modern day lawyer or business person and our challenging five day* programme provides participants with the opportunity to learn and apply the skills needed to effectively mediate civil and commercial disputes.

Successful completion of a face to face course leads to Hunt ADR and Civil Mediation Council Accreditation. Online courses lead to Hunt ADR Accreditation in the first instance with CMC Accreditation to follow at a later date once restrictions allow for face to face meetings.

Day One

What is mediation? Where does it sit alongside arbitration, litigation and other forms of ADR?

We look in depth at the first two phases in the mediation process - preparation and  opening.

We close the day by spending time practicing the mediator's opening statement, which is a vital component of mediation and one which students must master if they wish to be successful in their assessments on Day Five.

Day Two

You can learn all the process and theory you like, but if you cannot communicate then mediation is not for you. On Day Two we teach all you need to know about communications and interpersonal skills to allow you to deliver mediation effectively. Includes exercises and role plays so you can put your new skills in to practice.

Day Three

We put everything you learned on Day Two in to practice and cover the remaining stages of the mediation process - exploration, negotiation (including managing offers) and closing the mediation.

​Heavy in role plays with Faculty feedback and coaching, as well as peer feedback, by the end of Day Three participants start to feel like mediators!

Day Four

On Day Four students will take part in carefully crafted role plays as mediators and as parties, helping them to practise all relevant skills learned over the previous three days, in preparation for sitting assessment on Day Five.

Day Five

Assessment day. Students conduct a two hour mediation from start to finish. It is video recorded and sent to an independent assessor for marking.

The Mediator Network will visit on Day Five to discuss options available to students once training is complete.

Course Objectives

Participants will receive training and practice their skills via role plays and class exercises. Learning will include:

  • Introduction to

    • the Dispute Resolution Landscape and the Theory of Conflict

    • the Psychology of Conflict within the Context of Mediation

    • relevant Case Law and Conventions

  • Understanding the Role of the Mediator

  • Learning, Developing & Applying Skills required by a Mediator including Communications, Relationship Building & Negotiation Skills

Participants will receive training and practice their skills via role plays and class exercises. Learning will include:

  • A Developed View of the World of Dispute Resolution

  • Understanding the Role of the Mediator and how the Mediator Facilitates Communications Between the Parties in a Civil & Commercial Context

  • Acquisition of the Basic Knowledge & Skills a Mediator Needs and the Ability to Demonstrate their Application of those Skills in an Assessed Environment​

Your Trainers

Training and coaching is provided by experienced mediators and trainers from our Training Faculty including Gregory Hunt, John Jarrett and Kelly Thornton.

This course has 12 CPD points.

Certificates of attainment will be provided.

Holders of this accredited diploma can apply for a Paralegal Practising Certificate through the PPR if required.

Courses have only 12 places per session. If you would like to become a fully accredited mediator, enabling you to offer mediation services then enrol now.


Full Price: £1,295 plus VAT

IOP Price: £995 plus VAT

For the Certificate in Mediation the price is £600 plus VAT per person

IOP Price: £400 plus VAT

Date & Location 

23-27 October 2023.

Hosted by Quigg Golden LLP at 1 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8RL.

How to enrol

To enrol and any other details ablout the course, please contact Gregory Hunt at [email protected].


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