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Certificate in Mediation

Certificate in Mediation


The Certificate in Mediation prepares the learner for a career involving the use of mediation in dispute resolution.

Our Certificate in Mediation (QQI Level 8, Special Purpose Award) introduces learners to mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution. This course is recognised by The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (The MII) and provides the skills and knowledge to be a qualified mediator who may choose to use these skills either in a mediation practice or to incorporate them within their current roles.


Why Study Mediation at Griffith College?

The aim of the Certificate in Mediation is to ensure that the student will be a confident, highly effective and self-reflective mediator with advanced knowledge of the principles of mediation and the mediation process.

This course is delivered via blended learning, combining both in-class (available in Dublin and Cork) and online teaching and learning.

  • Our Certificate in Mediation is validated by QQI and is a Level 8, Special Purpose Award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students will gain experience in a growing sector preparing them for a career in alternative dispute resolution.
  • Learners will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of business sectors.
  • Our lecturers are experienced mediators, academics and conflict management trainers with years’ of experience in both practice and training.
  • The course takes place over 7 months (two semesters) from October to April, with materials available in class and through our Moodle service.
  • The Certificate in Mediation at Griffith College is recognised by Mediators' Institute of Ireland (The MII).

Course Highlights

  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Opportunities to role-play through scenarios
  • Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP-i)
  • Critical thinking and evaluation
  • Experienced and practitioner lecturers
  • Independent learning
  • QQI Level 8 qualification
  • Graduates are eligible to apply to The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (The MII) for membership

Intake Dates

Our intake for this course commences October 2020.

What our students say

Mediation student

"On completion I definitely possessed an advanced knowledge of the principles of mediation and the mediation process. Both Paul Pierse and Mary Lou O' Kennedy were outstanding in their delivery of the course; they made it both hugely interesting and fun with a great emphasis placed on team work. I would highly recommend this course!"

Teresa Moore
Certificate in Mediation

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