CMC Accredited Mediation Courses

Our Civil & Commercial Mediation Training Course is fully accredited and recognised by the Civil Mediation Council and the Ministry of Justice; indeed our senior mediation trainers are leaders in their field. 

By studying with National Dispute Resolution you get so much more than just a new qualification.

From just £1500 qualify as a mediator

80 hour course

with 40 hours face to face and 40 hours as distance learning

Fully CMC Accredited

Allowing you to register and practice as a Civil Mediation Council accredited mediator

Free Workplace Course

Worth £499 and allowing you to expand your practice from the very start.

Worth 80 CPD points

Our course is eligible for 80 hours of CPD for many professions including law, social work and healthcare

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2nd - 6th March 2020 (Yorkshire)
9 Places Left
Regular: £1500 Students:£650
13th,14th, 20th & 21st June 2020 (London)
4 places left
Regular: £1600 Students:£650
7th-11th September (Birmingham)
12 Places Left
Regular £1500 Students: £650

*You can select finance as an option upon booking, and all of our prices include VAT

CMC Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediation Course

Taking place over 5 (or 4 days on our intensive weekend courses) on completion you will be an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator; able to practice as such in both national and international disputes. 

Our course will develop skills in mediation, but it will also teach you a different approach to dispute resolution as well as some powerful new persuasive communication skills. The course meets all the requirements of the core training for CMC registration and is delivered as a mixture of practical hands-on sessions and taught content, all delivered by experienced and skilled mediation trainers.

All of our mediation trainers are practising mediators and have carried out not just private mediation sessions but have advised, designed and run government mediation services including work for the Office of the Public Guardian, the Ministry of Justice and the Court of Protection. They bring not just experience but a passion for mediation and our courses are widely considered to be the best mediation training available. 

As we do not make a profit on our mediation training we are able to offer significantly lower costs on our courses than many other providers; CEDR, Align mediation, Pro-mediate, London School of Mediation and UCLan.

When training with us, we provide far more than just a mediation course; you become a member of our family. How many other schools provide you with this level of onward support? 

Looking for an online course?

Visit our Training School site to book our online course at a discounted rate for a limited time. Plus at anytime upgrade to add the practical element for no more than if you booked the full CMC course to begin with. We are the only provider to offer both online Civil mediation training and the chance to still become CMC Accredited.

The importance of CMC accreditation!

There are quite a few 'civil mediation courses' out there; but not all are the same. Many courses sadly are not official CMC training courses and they catch many students out who may not realise the importance of CMC accreditation. So whether your study with us or another CMC school please check the list here or on the CMC website before spending your hard earned money!

Check the CMC website for an up to date list!

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About our course

What skills will I learn?

The obvious skill is to conduct Civil and Commercial Mediation sessions! but we offer more than that, new skills you can expect to learn include;

  • Managing the mediation process effectively
  • Refine and learn new negotiation techniques
  • New communication skills
  • New ways of discovering information from hostile parties
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • The psychology of dispute
  • Act as an effective advocate in mediation sessions and ‘tricks’ we mediators use

What could I earn?

Truthfully it is hard to quantify as many of our delegates use their skills in a variety of ways as well as in performing pure mediation services. 

That said the average ‘simple’ mediation session would earn the mediator £1200 per days work. some of our mediators earn £100,000 upwards from pure mediation work, others closer to £30,000, mediation like any legal service of its kind depends upon putting yourself out there and how much you want to work and how often. 

Do I need to be a qualified Lawyer?

No. Simple as that. Many of our mediators are from other proffesions such as HR, Medicine, Social Work, Engineering, Accounting and more.

What is the course schedule?

Day 1: We introduce the practice and process of mediation before practising some of the necessary communication skills to secure parties trust and make them comfortable with the process

Day 2: We look at the theory of negotiation and the differences in negotiation styles

Day 3: Concentrating on the negotiation stage, we look at the theory of conflict and how to break deadlock

Day 4: Looking to the practicalities of life as a mediator we look at the ethics of mediation before looking at how to register as a mediator in the UK

Day 5: Practice and assessments  

What work is available?

Mediation is a fast growing discipline. On completion you will be able to work as a civil mediator, the range of work in this field is huge. Civil mediators undertake sessions in many different settings ranging from workplace disputes to clinical negligence. 

As a provider, our bread and butter is commercial disputes such as contract issues that are either in court or will be litigated in the alternative. Our work however is extensive and covers very specialised areas such as Court of Protection mediation and the SEND mediation service we provide to Local Authorities across the UK. 

As a Civil and Commercial Mediator there are many potential ways to practice. Often delegates will mediate as part of their current firm, or undertake workplace mediations between colleagues. Others will join a panel, or multiple panels and secure work that way; some will go into business as a solo practitioner and many have made very good livings from this. 

As with all business earnings are based on many variables such as marketing and level of work undertaken. However there is a demand for mediation currently and there are over 10,000 independent mediation sessions carried out per year outside of contracted services. 

However you choose to undertake your career in mediation, you will find it an enjoyable and rewarding career. Mediation is one of the few roles where you can go home knowing that not only have you earned a decent living, but that you have made a positive difference in parties lives. 

National Dispute Resolution are always here to assist at every stage of your career. 

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