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Family Mediation Training

The ADR Group's Family Mediation training programme is recognised and approved by the Family Mediation Council, the umbrella body for professional family mediators.


Our course covers the foundations and principles in family mediation, equiping delegates with the key skills and competences needed to begin their training as a professional family mediator.  Successful completion leads to being awarded the ADR Group Certificate of Accreditation as a Family Mediator.


Download a copy of our training brochure here. 


Becoming a Family Mediator

Family mediation is a rewarding career. Embarking on a career in family mediation requires dedication and a commitment to ensure you continually meet the standards to maintaining the integrity of the profession.


Completing the ADR Group’s Family Mediator training programme is the first step in gaining status as an accredited Family Mediator.  Newly trained mediators must then work towards FMC Accreditation (FMCA).  FMC Accreditation is designed to be the standard qualification for family mediators in England and Wales. 


Who should attend?

ADR Group’s Family Mediator training programme is ideal for those who wish to practice as Family Mediators or those who would like to acquire new or enhance existing skills and knowledge, which will complement their professional careers.


Delegates must comply with the following entry criteria:

  • Must be educated to UK undergraduate level or hold an equivalent level of professional qualification or demonstrate work experience in a role that requires an equivalent level of thinking and application.
  • Are either native English speakers or understand and use the language at a near-native level.
  • Have the ability to work with conflicts and manage interpersonal relationships at a professional level.


All delegates are required to provide details of a referee who can comment on professional knowledge and competence as well as personal and professional suitability and attributes.  Your referee must not be a relative and should be either a recent employee/ employer or someone with experience in family mediation.  It is at ADR Group’s discretion to contact your referee.  Upon submission of your application the ADR Group Family Mediation Committee will decide on whether you have been accepted on the course based on whether you fulfil the above criteria.


Further information

If you would like further information about this or any of our courses or need help identifying the right course for you, contact our qualifed Training Services team on +44 020 3600 5050



Upcoming Training Courses

Civil and Commercial Mediation Training

24 - 28 Jun 2024

London (just 2 places remaining)
£3250.00 + VAT
23 - 27 Sep 2024

Online (Zoom)
£2750.00 + VAT
18 - 22 Nov 2024

£3,250.00 + VAT

Workplace Mediation Training

07 - 09 Oct 2024

14 Oct - 15 Oct 2024

Online (Zoom)
£1950.00 + VAT

Civil to Workplace Conversion Training

17 - 17 Oct 2024

Virtual Course (Zoom)
£500.00 + VAT
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What Attendees Say

Mediation Training 

"I had already trained with a lesser known mediation company, though I wish I hadn't. Once I started to train with ADR Group, I realised how much i'd missed out on and how much I had to gain by training correctly. The trainers at ADR Group were the most helpful, friendly, informative and supportive trainers I could have ever wished for. The training was fun, informative and interesting and I am forever grateful to ADR Group for helping me along the way."

Joanna Nutley

Mediator Training

"I was extremely impressed by both the content and the delivery of the course particularly given the need to deliver it remotely. I have heard colleagues talk about mediation training that they have undertaken recently with other providers and this course would certainly appear to be more comprehensive than those."


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13 Feb 2023

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