Mediation Training from the Society of Mediators

Mediation Training & Development with SoM Outstanding not for profit training


Mediation is our passion and our only purpose. As a charity, we are authorised to train and educate mediators, and the public, in what is the major alternative to litigation and conflict. We are unique in that we provide this training not for profit but to enable us to offer the Free Mediation Project to those who would not otherwise be able to access mediation. This we do, sure that mediation makes a difference. 

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PLEASE NOTE: OUR COURSES ARE VAT EXEMPT  - they are provided by the Charity as an educational purpose.

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We have assembled a world-class group of trainers and educators for the programme. Unlike other mediation “schools”, “colleges”, or organisations who make the same or similar bold claims, all our trainers actually mediate regularly, and have many years of experience so doing.   Our trainers are diverse, and have worked internationally to great acclaim. They have seen and delivered mediation in different contexts, communities, and commercial settings. They have built successful practises and can draw on thousands of mediations when they teach. With that very real knowledge of what it is like, acting as a neutral between those in conflict, our course students learn practical and pragmatic mediation.  The training is recognised and accredited worldwide. Our course leader co- founded the Civil Mediation Council and helped establish bodies in other countries.   This exceptional pedigree offers you, or your organisation, the assurance of complete confidence and commercial competence. It is mediation - for your future.

Full Accredited Mediation Training

These courses offer accreditation as mediator over five consecutive days with an examination and support. You will see on the Courses page that our course fees are around half the price of those offered by commercial providers - this is because we do not seek personal profit. All our leaders and tutors are paid the same, a fair but modest sum, and the balance funds our charitable programme. The quality exceeds that available elsewhere.

Modular Mediation Training

These courses offer accreditation as mediator over six days, taken in three day modules with an examination and support. They lead to the same accreditation but are structured to provide easier accessibility to those in occupations or roles that make five consecutive days difficult. Modules can be taken up to six months apart. They cost £600 per module and are run in the City of London or in-house for Chambers, Law Firms & other organisations. They may be booked separately as a group. The first Module provides the foundation, the second core skills, and the third higher skills. The training uses the same faculty members as the Five Day Course and provides the same exceptional experience and standards.

Further Professional Development

The Society believes that training and development does not end upon completion of the basic accredited mediation training course. Mediation and the skills which this professional entails benefits from life long learning and review of ones practice. To this end the society also offers Advanced Mediation Training, Workplace Mediation Training as well as Evaluative Mediation Training (including specialist courses on Costs, Workplace & Employment and Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury). A Diploma in Mediation is also in development and will be due for launch for the 2019/20 academic year in association with a leading university.


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