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Introduction to Arbitration Module

Develop your understanding of the principles of arbitration, the initial procedures undertaken by an arbitrator, legal aspects and knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methods.
Course Duration:
100 hours
Wed 2 May 2018
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
10 hours formal CPD

Level 4 qualification

£375 + VAT


Learning outcomes

  • Know the situations that could occur that might result in arbitration being used to resolve disputes
  • Understand the legal aspects of arbitration
  • Understand the initial procedures of the arbitration process
  • Understand the process of arbitration subsequent to initial procedures

Who should attend?

Professionals working within the built environment who want to gain a basic understanding of the arbitration process or want to see if arbitration is the right path for them. Also, a perfect taster for anyone who is considering enrolling on the RICS Diploma in Arbitration.

Course delivery

This introductory level module will be delivered by a member of the RICS Dispute Resolution teaching faculty with appropriate experience in arbitration. This is a 17 week study programme.

Although this is a distance-learning module, students will have access to an online community board for group student discussions and support.


This module will be assessed by way of an assignment, a multiple-choice test and an exam

Why choose RICS as your training provider?

RICS is a Recognised Course Provider with CIArb. Those that successfully complete this module can apply for Associate membership of CIArb (ACIArb).


Situations that may result in arbitration being used:

  • Different types of alternative disputes resolution
  • Circumstances and situations in which the use of arbitration to resolve disputes is appropriate or compulsory

Legal aspects of arbitration:

  • Key principles of the 1996 Act
  • Relevant rules that apply to arbitration
  • Rights of the parties to a dispute to challenge an arbitrators award

Initial procedures of the arbitration process

  • Factors that an arbitrator should consider before accepting an appointment
  • How an arbitrator should open communications
  • Legal aspects relevant to the initial proceedings

Process of arbitration subsequent to preliminary procedures

  • Duties of an arbitrator and the parties
  • How the arbitration process is managed
  • Process for producing an award
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