Module 3 Mediation Theory and Practice


Date & Time:
31 December 2020

Bookable until:
17 December 2020

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£660.00 GBP

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This course is open entry. You do not need to wait until 31 December 2020 to begin. This date is for administration purposes only.

This course is to enable the candidate to demonstrate a robust academic knowledge of an area of mediation of interest to them. This module is mandatory for all candidates wishing to become a Fellow through the Mediation Pathway and comprises of two parts. The first is the completion of an extended essay on one aspect of mediation theory. The word count is between 6000-7000 words and it must be completed within 6 months of receiving written formal approval. The second part is a practice portfolio based on 3 mediations as an observer and 3 mediations as Lead Mediator.

Candidates will write a reflective practice portfolio based on three cases that they have observed and three cases in which they have acted as a lead mediator.

You will be invited to discuss your proposals for this Module with the Director of Education & Training and a suitable mentor will be identified.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to register onto the Module, candidates must:

  • Be registered with CIArb as a Mediation Member and have passed (or be exempt from) Module 2 Law of Obligations (Contract and Tort).

English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English.  Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

What are the learning outcomes?

By the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate enhanced skills in research including the use of academic sources and correct legal citation, where appropriate
  • Demonstrate that they can practical mediation skills in the context of co-mediation or observation
  • Demonstrate an ability to enhance their mediation practice skills through a process of reflection
  • Describe and explain the importance of a range of mediation skills and techniques to the effectiveness of a mediation

What happens when I register for the course?

Upon successful registration, candidates will receive confirmation they are booked onto the course.  Candidates will then be expected to submit a proposal, which must include:

  • A provisional title.
  • An extended essay proposal (maximum 300 words).
  • A proposed extended essay structure – guidance will be provided as to a suggested structure

Assessment Framework

The framework used for work submitted falls under five headings:

1. Information: Detail, accuracy, relevance and key points highlighted
2. Structure: Quality of the argument, how well it answers the question (how easy it is to follow).
3. Analysis: Evidence of independent thought and critical analysis of your subject matter and sources.
4. Supporting evidence: From literature and other relevant sources (i.e. handouts, media coverage), integration of relevant theory.
5. Presentation skills: Writing style, referencing (accuracy and style), grammar and spelling, formatting, layout and general ‘readability’.

No additional courses are unlocked by this course

Fellow (FCIArb)

CIArb membership is an internationally recognized professional status in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. Successfully passing this course will make you eligible for Fellow Grade. CIArb Fellowship is recognized across the global industries as a symbol of peak professionalism. Achieving Fellowship tells clients, colleagues, and regulators that you have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest level of knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Fellows can use the designatory letters FCIArb.