Family Mediator Foundation Training Programme

Closing date is: 
31 Aug 2017
Foundation Training Programme Autumn 2017, closing date 31/08/ 2017 Family Mediation NI is the lead service provider and training organisation in the third sector for family mediation in Northern Ireland. We invite eligible candidates to apply


What is Stage One?

The first step to becoming an accredited mediator who may work in a Family Mediation setting is to successfully complete the Foundation Training Programme (FTP).  Note:  FMNI offers a limited number of places on the programme each year.  FMNI is approved by both The College of Mediators (UK) and The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) to deliver a programme comprised of both generic mediation training and a specialist element for working with separating couples.


FMNI is offering the twelve day FTP (Stage One) this Autumn over six two-day modules in Belfast.


COST: £1999 – includes all training materials and catering.

DATES:  20th & 21st October 2017, 10th & 11th November 2017, 1st & 2nd December 2017, 12th & 13th January 2018, 2nd & 3rd February 2018, 23rd & 24th February 2018

*Stage One is also suitable for those wishing to enhance their skills base in their existing work with families and who may not wish to practice as a Family Mediator.


What are Stages Two & Three?

Becoming an effective mediator takes more than a set of skills learned during training: it also requires practical experience, self-awareness and ongoing support. Stage Two is an assessed Training Placement involving co-working with an experienced mediator for a minimum of 10-15 hours. Stage Three involves ongoing casework and the completion of a Practice Portfolio which is independently assessed.


FMNI offers a limited number of Stage Two Training Placements each year to those who have successfully completed Stage One. Candidates can also organise their own Training Placement with another organisation with the option of the required assessment being provided by FMNI.


Stage Three: FMNI uses a Panel of Trained Mediators to deliver its service across Northern Ireland and from time to time invites new members to apply to join its Panel. Panel members can then use their casework to complete their Portfolio.



Please download the Application Pack from the website at . The closing date for applications is 31/08/17.  Applications must be signed and emailed or posted to FMNI, 7 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1FY. 

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