FOUNDATION Certificate Commercial MEdiation

Learn the process, practice and skills of commercial mediation in this comprehensive certificate course. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

£150 (Inc. VAT)

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Learn complex skills with ease and earn the credentials to back it up

"The course, besides providing a strong theoretical basis, also gave me insights into mediation practice that enriched the whole experience. I learned the basics to start a mediation career and sufficient material to foster critical thinking about the dispute resolution system and access to justice. I highly recommend the course for those who wish to build a robust understanding of mediation in an enjoyable manner."

- Anna Fonseca
Arbitration & Mediation Intern, CAMARB - Brazil

"As a law graduate who wants to work in mediation I found it really difficult to improve my practical skills in that field. There are some really good courses providing theoretical knowledge about mediation but we're still missing that practical step. For me that gap is filled by Mediator Academy. This is honestly priceless for me."

- Tomasz Murzyn LLB, LLM
Graduate, Jagiellonian University, Poland

"I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in ADR. It gave me a thorough understand of commercial mediation from what to expect from a mediator right through to examining mediation laws and the implications of the recent Singapore Convention. The quality of the videos and role-play scenarios made it fun to learn."

- Anita Mmesoma LLB, BL
Junior Associate


This course combines industry-leading practitioners with academic excellence to blend theory, practice and skills into an engaging digital learning experience preparing learners for 21st Century legal practice.

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Course structure -immersive, engaging & Easy

The course is structured to make your learning easy. Immerse yourself with our case study simulations and see how a dispute unfolds. Get real-world analysis from experienced practitioners and take away useful checklists, cheat sheets and templates.

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Effort - flexible & convenient

Study at your own pace and in your own time on this flexible programme. You can complete this course easily by spreading your studies across 4 weeks with just 2-4 hours each week. Simply pick up where you left off or revisit the last lesson before restarting.

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education you can trust

Mediator Academy is a Recognised Course Provider for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Successful completion of this course will also entitle you to become an Associate member of the CIArb. Joining as an Associate allows you to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb.


Learn from industry experts, video role play simulations, skill demonstrations and much more. Study in your own time and at your own pace.

£150 (inc. VAT)


Learn the practice, process and skills of Commercial Mediation

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Our expert faculty include leaders from the world of academia as well as some of the most respected international mediation practitioners.
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Case Study Simulations

Learn what goes on behind the veil of confidentiality in a commercial mediation. Watch how the dispute unfolds with twists and turns. See how how the mediator handles the process from beginning to end.
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Interactive and Immersive Lessons

There's no sitting back on this course. All lessons are fully interactive and help test your concentration and understanding at each phase.
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Latest Developments in Mediation

Follow the latest developments in the field of mediation from regulatory developments to the impact COVID-19 has had on cross-border disputes.
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Integrated Assessment

Our integrated modular assessments will test your knowledge and skills to the full. The pass mark for this course is 55% (CIArb Requirement).
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Verified Credentials

Our blockchain certificates make it easy for you to validate your credentials to employers as well as show off your new skills and competencies on LInkedIn.
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Immersive and interactive online lessons.
Approximately 10-20 effort hours per week.
Live online small group sessions and coaching.
A variety of assessment methods.
Meet and work with a global cohort of learners.
Academic, practical and IT support.
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Meet Your International Expert Faculty

Our expert faculty include leaders from the world of academia as well as some of the most respected international mediation practitioners.

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Reasons to take this course

Why take this course?

After completing this course you'll...

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Stand out with a unique set of skills and knowledge in commercial mediation.

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Have the confidence to coach and advise clients on their dispute resolution options and how to support them through the process.

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Be able to make an informed decision about whether commercial mediation will be a viable new service offering or career direction for you.

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Who is this course for?

With more than 1,500 course completions, these are the three most common student profiles that have completed this course:

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You're a trainee lawyer joining a dispute resolution team and want to equip yourself with essential knowledge and skills in commercial mediation.

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You're a solicitor or barrister and want to improve your skills and knowledge of commercial mediation. You might be thinking about professional training in this area but first want to see if mediation will be valuable to you.

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You have good people skills and are comfortable around conflict and want to see how you can commercialise your skills and broaden your career options.

Take the next step in your career or launch a new one.

“I've worked in litigation most of my professional life and I was looking for a career change. This course was seriously great, it gives you a practical insight into what you might expect in a real life mediation. I'd highly recommend this course”

Marcin Szulc - Principal, Rostra Solicitors


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I practice as mediator after this programme?

Not yet. But If you successfully complete the course, pass the assessments and decide you want to take the next step to become an accredited mediator this will be a valuable foundation for you to build upon. You'll also be part of the Mediator Academy family, and as an Alumni you will receive a 10% discount on any of our Commercial Mediation Training Programmes. Completing one of these will enable you to practice as a commercial mediator as an International Mediation Institute Qualified Mediator.

How long is the programme?

On average our students complete this course in 12 hours. The course is entirely flexible and we find most students practice the 'little and often' principle, completing the course over a period of 2 weeks. The course has been designed to enable you to jump in and out when it suits you.

How will I access the programme?

You will access the course via our dedicated Learning Management Platform. You can study on a laptop, tablet or even your phone, though for the best experience we recommend a desktop or laptop computer. You will need a stable internet connection.

Do I need a background in law?

No you do not have to be a legal professional to undertake this programme, it is equally suited to people working in different sectors such as banking and finance, construction, human resources and many other sectors.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an online multiple choice assessment with a pass grade of 55%. Successful completion means you can apply to join the CIArb at Associate level.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major debit or credit cards. Payments can also be made via bank transfer directly into our account (details below). Please use your surname and invoice number as payment reference.

Account Name: Glyndwr Media Limited
Sort Code: 40-02-26
Account No.: 72659956
IBAN: GB07HBUK40022672659956

If your firm, company or employer is paying on your behalf and you need us to raise an invoice then please contact us by email: support@mediatoracademy .com

When will I get access to the online course materials?

Immediately. As soon as your course fee has been processed you will receive a VAT receipt along with a welcome email containing all your login details and online course instructions.