“For health reasons, I had to retire a few months ago having spent the previous fifty years in full time veterinary practice. Coming to terms with that situation forced me to look for a new intellectual challenge and whilst researching possibilities on the internet, I came across Align Mediation. Knowing that a distance-learning option of the 5 day course was available, I signed up. The course proved to be all I had wished with the added benefit of learning a new skill at an advanced age. Being able to fit the training into my available time at home suited me well and my personal tutor, Harry, was a great support throughout and always available for help and advice. The on-line video lectures were well-structured and easy to follow. I can thoroughly recommend this distance-learning course for anyone wanting to study mediation.”
“Align’s Civil/Commercial mediation training course was very well structured and helped build & develop my skills. The course provided a fantastic space in which to learn and the tutor was enthusiastic, making me want to engage with the course even more. As a result of this course I am now a fully accredited civil/commercial mediator and this has provided me with many opportunities. I am now on the panel of mediators at Align Mediation, I have been able to join a variety of mediation panels for whom I can mediate for, and I have even been able to set up my own mediation company. All off this would not have been possible without Align Mediation. I would recommend this course to everyone as the skills I have learnt here are invaluable.”
Independent HR practitioner
“Align Mediation’s 5 day course was delivered and administered to a very high standard, providing an excellent balance between concept explanation and practice through role play. I wish I had taken this course at a much earlier stage of my career in human resource management. I thoroughly recommend the programme, especially to HR practitioners involved in dispute resolution.”
Registered Social Worker
“Having researched several training providers, I chose Align to train as an accredited mediator as I was drawn by the flexibility of the course. The feedback at the end of each module was constructive and I found the course materials clear, accessible and relevant to the final assessment.”
Chief Executive Officer
“I would highly recommend Align Mediation. The distance learning option provided a flexible approach to the training and the support provided from Harry as a mentor was second to none!”
Community Worker & Advisor
"Align Mediation’s 5 day training course was a positive and informative course. The trainer was experienced, exceptional and engaging. Thank you."
Commercial & Finance Manager, Hereford
“I recently completed the 5 day Civil and Commercial mediation course with Align. The course content and the tutor were very engaging and the mix of personalities within our group complimented the whole week. The week was absolutely the right balance of lectures and practical sessions, and the atmosphere made for a comfortable and relaxed learning space. I feel I have developed new skills and expanded existing ones which outside of the mediation profession will be desirable to many employers. I really recommend the course and look forward to exploring my new skills.”
School Caretaker, Oxfordshire
“I have recently completed the Civil/Commercial Mediation Skills Course with Align Mediation. I found the course hugely interesting and informative, with someone always at the end of the phone to answer any questions I had. I particularly liked the way that the course was self-paced. An excellent course at an excellent price compared to others. Thank you to Align Mediation for all of your help.”
Property Developer, London
“I thoroughly enjoyed the content and the structure of the Align Mediation 5 day course in February 2020. As we deepened our understanding of the mediation method, the constructive feedback of our realistic role-play situations improved our performance.”
Safety and Security Advisor
"This challenging course in mediation was over 5 days and I learnt that no matter what the professional background of the person attending the course was, they had to start with an open mind to learn new skills. Very well taught with a very accessible tutor. Thank you."
Business Manager, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for your trust and interest in helping me throughout your training course. It was a pleasure to work with everyone at Align from start to finish.”
Anna Mbur Tasha
“I am so very grateful to Align Mediation. For the first time in my life, I actually got excited about a distance learning course! My experience was brilliant. I am happy to have earned my certificate and more importantly, to have gained knowledge and improved my skills in mediation. My tutor, Harry, was hugely professional and I benefited a great deal from his feedback during the role play sessions. My horizon has been widened and I am looking forward to fully engaging in mediation. I would not hesitate in recommending Align Mediation to anyone interested in getting training in mediation.”
"As someone who had carried out mediations previously I had always wanted to become an accredited Mediator. Doing the Distance Learning course with Align Mediation during the COVID-19 lockdown completely at my own pace was perfect for me as I also had the challenges of home schooling at the time! I now have more confidence professionally and having completed all my assignments over Zoom, it has given me the confidence to start offering my mediation services remotely. I would highly recommend the Distance Learning course to anyone who is completely new to mediation or to someone like myself who has carried out mediations previously and wishes to become accredited."
"I have just successfully completed the Mediation course run by Align Mediation. I had spoken to three other providers one of whom was recommended by a close friend before I spoke with Harry Thomas who was one of the tutors at Align Mediation. I immediately felt a connection with him and after he had explained the process and structure of the course, I could not wait to sign up. I would highly recommend using Align Mediation to anyone thinking about doing the course. Not only was it value for money, but it fitted right in with my work. I just wanted to let you know that you did a fantastic job and it is much appreciated so thank you Harry and Align Mediation."
"An excellent course with a great teacher. I’ve been on a lot of courses and really didn’t think I would enjoy this course as much as I did. It was informative, clear and fun whilst learning. I am already using my knowledge and finding I am thinking more on how to reply in situations than I did before. Brilliant – fully recommend this course to anyone."
"I sat the April 2017 course, it is well paced and informative with lots of hands on experience. The course is comprehensively delivered by highly professional and knowledgeable, trainers. I highly recommend this super value course."
"I have to say that your input throughout this process on the distance learning course has been brilliant. Great service, great feedback and always on hand to fit in the sessions at convenient times. I really do appreciate all of your assistance."
"The training course was facilitated at a comfortable pace, with opportunities to ask questions, participate in discussions, with learning through role play and then feedback. It was enjoyable, demanding at times, but achieved its goal very well."
“Thank you to the team at Align. I really enjoyed the course. There was a friendly and eclectic group of attendees. The role-playing examples were thought provoking and fun. I really enjoyed the psychology of negotiation and the time spent discussing that.”
Therapeutic Practice Manager
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course with Align Mediation and would highly recommend it to others. Very professional, thought provoking and a good balance of theory, together with a great focus on integrating skills development into practice."
"I found the mediation course challenging and highly focused. The in-depth analysis and feedback of the practical exercises was exceptional. Thank you for the inspiring and confidence boosting start to this exciting new opportunity."
"The Align Mediation Course was one of the most enjoyable, useful and rewarding courses I have undertaken. It was a perfect blend of instruction, and practical sessions with a safe and supportive space for practice, feedback, reflection and learning.
I found Steve’s unique style of instruction, peppered with anecdotes of his own experiences of mediation, quite mesmerising. The medium of Zoom was ultra-convenient and definitely did not diminish the learning experience. I felt we bonded as a group of participants as strongly as if we were in a face to face learning environment.
Interestingly, in terms of learning outcomes, I feel the course absolutely achieves its purpose of preparing students to be effective mediators, but also more fundamentally, to be more enquiring and open as individuals, and better equipped with life skills. I would recommend this course wholeheartedly to anyone seeking an accredited mediation qualification – it offers the very best in terms of enjoyment, learning and value for money."
"Align Mediation’s course which I attended in August 2016 was an excellent experience. It was highly informative and a real career changer for many in the group. We had great participants on the course and the tutor was highly professional and well experienced in his field which was a huge bonus to our confidence in electing to choose a career in mediation. I wish Align Mediation all the best in continuing to provide an excellent mediation course."
Conflict and NV Communication Instructor
"If you are thinking of training as a Mediator, then Align’s course is the one for you. From your initial enquiry to completion of the training, Harry ensures you are well informed and well prepared prior to the expert training you receive from Steve. The whole package prepares you for a career in mediation and you make new friends along the way. Without a doubt value for money and an excellent starting point to a new career. I highly recommend Harry and his team at Align."
"A really well structured course delivered by a very knowledgeable and helpful trainer supported by an extensive range of resource materials relevant to the subject matter and ample opportunity to put learning theory into practice during the course. Highly recommended."
Recruitment Sales Director
"I looked forward to the course with a mix of apprehension and excitement and was not let down. The course was challenging and intense (at times), with a great mix of delegates from both legal and commercial backgrounds. Steve, was an engaging trainer with a wealth of experience in Mediation and a warm personality. I felt supported throughout by both the trainers at Align and the group. I was delighted to pass and look forward to building the opportunities to practice the skills I have learned."
“I attended the 5 day zoom course with Align Mediation in March 2021. The Trainer (Steve) was excellent - he explained topics in a simple manner and used a range of learning styles. There was lots of opportunity to practice my skills and Harry was also on hand to provide support and guidance and provide clear feedback at the end of the assessment. I would highly recommend Align Mediation and I have just signed up to do another one day course with them in May.”
“May I thank you and all at Align Mediation, including the course tutor Steve Hancox, for the excellent CMC accredited Civil and Commercial Mediation course which I attended recently. The course was wonderfully well structured, with excellent content; which I found most informative. The course was pitched perfectly so as to challenge me to learn and develop the requisite skills, but whilst being presented in such an entertaining and engaging way. A thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience."
"I would highly recommend the 5 day Align Mediation training course. The teaching and content is excellent with a lot of practical exercises during the week to boost practical skills in addition to a vast amount of useful information about the mediation sector as a whole."
"An excellent course that is well structured and takes you through the key skills in a progressive and intuitive way, delivered by a very well experienced team in this area. Excellent value for money and I would certainly recommend them."
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