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Court of Protection Mediation Conversion Training

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Mediation Training with NDR is about more than starting a new career. It is about learning a new way of approaching every aspect of your professional and person interactions and making a difference in peoples lives, all whilst learning from the leading provider in the UK

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  • Accredited Diploma in Court of Protection Mediation
  • 22 hours of study
  • One to one tutor support
  • Pay by 12 months interest free finance
  • Just £599 or £49.92pm

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9th July 2022 (Online)
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Course Overview

NDR was one of the first CoP specialist mediation panels and this course is based on our experience of CoP mediation including our provision of the Office of the Public Guardian’s Mediation Pilot

This course is designed for both those who are new to working under the Mental Capacity Act and those familiar but wish to learn how to apply it to mediation sessions. 

The course has two modules; the first is theoretical and teaches the Mental Capacity Act to those who have yet to study it as part of their professional practice. You are exempt from this module if you have demonstratable experience of the MCA 2005 including working in law, healthcare, social work and medicine. 

The second module takes place over a single day by zoom or similar.

This module aims to build the practical skills required to run Court of Protection mediations including the advanced party management skill unique to this area. 

In addition to the practical mediation skills, it looks to the unique requirements of conducting mediations about a 3rd party who is not present in the mediation itself. This includes arrangements to promote best interests, integrating with the court process and challenges to practice. 

We will also cover advanced issued including fluctuating capacity and disputes where P attends mediation, and where the conflict is directly between P and P’s court appointed deputy/attorney.

This course is directly taught by Alex J McCulloch, the lead mediator on the OPG pilot, panel member on the Court of Protection Mediation Pilot. Alex J McCulloch has undertaken hundreds of CoP mediations including some under very unique circumstances. 

Course Content
Entry Requirements
Career Options
Course Content

Practical day

  • CoP mediation practical requirements 
  • Ensuring P’s wishes and feelings are incorporated 
  • Best interests and mediation 
  • Advanced mediation skills 
  • CoP mediation in practice 
  • Applying the MCA 
  • CoP agreements
  • Safeguarding in mediation 

Entry Requirements

This course requires the following pre-requisite qualifications;


  • Civil & Commercial Mediation Training (40 hour equivalent) 
  • Family Mediation Training (40 hour equivalent) 

Career Options

There is a direct divide between mediators who work in a self-employed role providing mediation services and those who are employed as full time mediators with service providers and in firms directly such as the NHS and others.

As an employed mediator pay varies but our full time mediators salarlys start at £32,000 per annum

As a self employed mediator we have panel members who work part time receiving a similar income to that above, up to some of our members who receive in excess of £100,000 per year after tax.

Expected types of work

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.


Court of Protection conversion course for mediators

The course was fantastic and fun!! I look forward to using my new mediation skills
Nichola Barker
Alex McCulloch was very knowledgeable and passionate about mediation. The week was tough but worth it.
Tricia McLoughlin

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