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Diploma in Arbitration

Distance learning

Seeking work in the capacity of an arbitrator, planning to act in representing parties, or simply interested in the field of arbitration?

Ensure you have the relevant skills and knowledge but also the ability to apply this in practice.

The RICS Accredited Diploma in Arbitration is focussed specifically on property, the built environment and related sectors, equipping you with the essential skills and high-level expertise to progress a career in arbitration

Who should attend?

  • Professionals working within the built environment who want to gain a comprehensive and practical knowledge of the arbitral process
  • Successful completion of the Diploma in Arbitration entitles candidates to be considered for vacancies on the RICS President’s Panel of Arbitrators.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop your knowledge of the Law of Obligations within the context of the English Legal System and Civil Law that underpins a more detailed study of dispute resolution
  • Gain a full understanding of the law of Arbitration and ensure you are aware of the underlying requirements relating to the presentation of evidence to a tribunal
  • Examine the arbitration practice and procedure as defined by the Arbitration Act 1996
  • Develop the necessary skills for drafting and evaluating evidence and award writing

Modules include:

Find the full programme at the end of the page.

  • Module 1: Law of Obligations
  • Module 2: Arbitration Law including the Law of Evidence - (Part 1) & Practice and Procedure - (Part 2)
  • Module 3: Arbitration: Drafting, Award Writing & Evidence

The diploma course includes all of  these modules, which can also be booked individually. Save 10% when you book the full course.

Training format

This distance-learning course takes place over 18 months and is made up of 4 modules. There will be some face-to-face tutorials and assessments involved.


 Price excl. VATHow to book & start dates
1 £1,250 Book Module 1
26 Jun - 19 Dec 2018


£1,475 Book Module 2
2 Jan - 4 Sept 2019
3 £1,475 Book Module 3
11 Sept 2019 - 8 Jan 2020
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Modules 1-3 £4,200

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Module 1 - Arbitration Law including the Law of Evidence

  • The Legal System
  • Comparison of common law and civil law
  • Contractual
  • Quasi-contract
  • Tort

Module 2 (split into 2 parts)

Arbitration Law including the Law of Evidence - (Part 1)

  • History of Arbitration
  • Arbitration in the context of other methods of dispute resolution
  • The Arbitration Act
  • Evidence as it applies in arbitration
  • The jurisdiction, powers duties of the arbitrator
  • The powers and duties of the parties
  • Arbitration agreements
  • The role of arbitral institutions, arbitration rules and administered schemes;
  • Commencement of arbitration

Practice and Procedure - (Part 2)

  • Commencing the arbitration
  • Managing the reference submissions
  • Oral evidence

Module 3 -  Arbitration: Drafting, Award Writing & Evidence

  • Evidence
  • Awards
  • Techniques of judging
  • Costs
  • Interest
  • Enforcement
  • The hearing

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18 months

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