Professional Practice in Mediation

Going to the next level – take the next development step in your career as a mediator.

If you have completed an externally accredited, level four mediation qualification (such as our Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate), and want to be able to demonstrate your professional practice as a mediator, then PPM is for you. It is a level five, externally accredited qualification that enhances your credentials as a practising mediator.

Rather than being a taught course, PPM involves a self-directed process of independent learning. You complete five mediation cases over whatever period you choose; you build a portfolio of reflective learning around your five cases, using advice and guidance from us, and then you attend for a face-to-face assessment when your portfolio is complete.

To be eligible for entry onto this unit, you must be trained in interpersonal or commercial mediation, having successfully completed a recognised, externally accredited training course of a minimum of forty hours duration. You must additionally be undertaking case supervision/consultative support in an explicitly agreed and contracted supervision arrangement.

You will need to have access to mediation cases, involving disputes of the type you are trained to resolve (either commercial, interpersonal, neighbourhood, family relationships, or complaints), and to have the facility to carry these out safely, ethically, and within a properly contracted arrangement.

To get you started, we have a discussion with you about how best to proceed with gathering up and collating your evidence, and then we send you the paperwork that you will need in order to build your portfolio. We remain available to support and guide you as you write up and reflect on your cases, and then once your portfolio is completed, we invite you for a viva voce examination.
It is anticipated that you might take anything from one month to several years to accumulate the necessary evidence, depending on the number of mediation cases you are exposed to.

At a glance

  • £750 + VAT
  • Flexible timescales
  • Highest mediation qualification in the EU
  • Validate your skills through practice

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how PPM would best work for you.

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0800 772 0778

“Great stuff! The course was very supportive with clear instructions. ”Mark Silvey, Consultant
Peninsula Business Services
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Our PPM qualification will let you…


Stand out from the crowd

Allows you to demonstrate your competence and professionalism as a mediator while assure your clients and funders of your ethical and reflective practice.

Get maximum recognition

PPM is a Level Five qualification, the highest available in Europe, and is regulated by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Dictate a timescale that works for you

PPM is a self-directed process of independent learning over whatever period of time works best for you and your existing commitments.

Speak to one of our experts about how PPM would best work for you.

Get in touch

0800 772 0778

Other courses you might want to consider

As a qualified mediator, you may also want to consider the following options…

Commercial Mediation Conversion

Build on your existing skills and widen your opportunities by becoming a certified mediator for commercial disputes.

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Advanced Mediation Skills

This one-day course lets you step back from your mediation practice, boost your skills and understanding, and learn from a master mediator.

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Mediation Refresher Days

This one-day course revisits what you learned in your training and lets you practise on a simulated case and share experiences of your own cases.

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