NFM Training Skill Requirements - National Family Mediation

Family Mediation Foundation Training skill requirements


  • Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities (ESSENTIAL)
  • Education to A level or equivalent to include English and Mathematics at GCSE level grade C or above, or other evidence of good literacy and numeracy (ESSENTIAL)
  • Education to degree or diploma level or equivalent or significant work experience with responsibility for the conduct of interpersonal relations and ability to study at QCF Level 5 (ESSENTIAL)
  • Understanding of and commitment to principles of confidentiality (DESIRABLE)
  • Significant experience of working with families (DESIRABLE)
  • Understanding of children’s rights as they might present themselves in family mediation (DESIRABLE)
  • Significant professional experience of conflict management with other client groups or in other settings (DESIRABLE)


  • Willingness to learn new skills through engagement with all aspects of the Family Mediation Training Programme(ESSENTIAL)
  • Energy, enthusiasm and personal responsibility for adult learning and development as a Family Mediator (ESSENTIAL)
  • Availability for ALL the advertised training dates (ESSENTIAL)
  • Be computer literate in order to access online training platforms and materials (ESSENTIAL)
  • Availability for and committed to personal supervision and group supervision according to FMC guidelines (ESSENTIAL)
  • Committed to attaining standards of professional competence within and FMC Guidelines (ESSENTIAL)


  • Empathy (ESSENTIAL)
  • Ability to act impartially (ESSENTIAL)
  • Listening skills (ESSENTIAL)
  • Oral and written communication skills (ESSENTIAL)
  • Understanding of personal motivation for wanting to work as a Family Mediator (ESSENTIAL)
  • Respectful and non-judgemental approach to others (ESSENTIAL)


  • Aptitude for Mediation and some understanding of its principles (DESIRABLE)
  • Creative, lateral, analytical and imaginative thinking (ESSENTIAL)