Applications open for the Diploma in Mediator Training


Master mediation across varied settings with our in-depth Diploma, starting 5 October.

Diploma in Mediator Training

The Diploma in Mediator Training is accredited with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) and provides participants with a detailed knowledge of the scope of mediation in Ireland, together with the practical skills needed to successfully mediate disputes in a number of different settings.

Starting on 5 October, the diploma provides participants with an appreciation of the theoretical foundations of the mediation process and is designed for those wishing to practice as trained mediators. The course adopts a ‘flipped learning’ approach, whereby online lessons released in advance provide an in-depth review of the process of mediation and its increasing importance in the litigation landscape. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Apply basic conflict theory to analyse disputes;

  • Identify disputes that are suitable for mediation;

  • Find and apply the law regulating the mediation process in Ireland;

  • Describe the different styles of, and approaches to, mediation practice;

  • Demonstrate the core competencies necessary for mediating a civil, commercial or workplace dispute;

  • Use mediation skills and tools with fluidity and proficiency;

  • Manage themselves in the role of the mediator and respond to the inherent challenges of mediation process; and

  • Identify the next steps to take if considering establishing a mediation practice.

Those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Mediator Training with the Diploma Centre will be entitled to a credit towards this course.  On successful completion of the diploma and the MII assessment, participants are eligible to apply for certified membership of the MII.

Who can apply

This course is suitable for solicitors, barristers and trainees interested in the mediation process, or suitably qualified non-legal professionals whose work requires them to engage in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, whether that is in the workplace setting, family matters, or commercial disputes.

For further information visit or contact Deirdre Flynn, course leader, by emailing