Course Description

Advanced Diploma in Mediation

Advanced Diploma in Mediation is a course run by King's Inns, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of Six in-person teaching days plus two assessment days. Advanced Diploma in Mediation gives a Course Qualification of Professional Qualification, awarded by Honorable Society of King's Inns. For more information about Advanced Diploma in Mediation at King's Inns, please review the details below.


Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms have never been of greater importance than they are at present. In particular, mediation and access to qualified mediators are becoming a key feature of the Irish legal system. This is in part thanks to the coming into force of the Mediation Act, 2017.

King’s Inns launched this exciting new course in mediation in January 2022, which is accredited by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (the MII).


This course will equip participants with the practical skills required to act as a mediator in a range of circumstances.

The course objectives are to enable participants to:

  1. Distinguish between different styles of, and contexts for, mediation while also knowing when a dispute is suitable for mediation;
  2. Apply the process phases of mediation in practice;
  3. Learn and exercise appropriate communication skills in mediation;
  4. Describe and apply conflict theory to the practice of mediation;
  5. Know the foundation concepts of mediation and contrast same with other ADR mechanisms;
  6. Explain and apply the Mediation Act, 2017 and other relevant sources of law; and –
  7. Recognise and respond to ethical issues in mediation.
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Training ProviderKing's Inns
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyHonorable Society of King's Inns
Awarding Body DetailsAdvanced Diploma in Mediation
Course Start Date10th June 2022
Course End Date23rd July 2022
Course DurationSix in-person teaching days plus two assessment days
Course TimeThe most effective delivery methods will be used – with an emphasis on in-person workshops led by subject matter experts in mediation. This will be supported by a combination of online learning, self–study, and in-person small group training and feedback. Live teaching will take place over six in–person teaching days, followed by two assessment days, on which in–person attendance will also be required for all students. Participants will be required to assist with one another’s assessments as well as attending their own. Participants are advised to allocate 20 hours of self–study before in–person training commences to read course materials.
Course Fee4,950.00
Entry RequirementsKing's Inns have a selection criterion in place, and applicants are required to submit documentation to support their application.
Carear PathThis course is suitable for both lawyers and non–lawyers. Whether you would like to be equipped to mediate a formal legal dispute, or a dispute between work colleagues, members or volunteers of a club, society or other body, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to mediate.
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King’s Inns, Henrietta Street,, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D01 KF59

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