Royal Borough of Greenwich and University of Greenwich Level 5 Certificate in restorative practice

The Royal Greenwich Level 5 Restorative Approaches course provides practitioner accreditation via a holistic and supportive learning programme. The course is run by experienced restorative practitioners from the local authority and is accredited by the University of Greenwich. The course consists of an initial facilitator training programme (usually four days in length although a two day refresher option is available for those who have already completed facilitator training) and then 12 months of independent study, practice and support to build your portfolio.

The course involves the completion of a portfolio that includes:

1. Theory and reflection

  • a learning log
  • three essays
  • evidence of attendance at practitioner network meetings

2. Practice

  • two written case studies
  • direct observation of practice

3. Implementation

  • evidence of your activities to promote restorative practice

Participants who successfully complete this course will gain 60 credits at Level 5 with the University of Greenwich and can apply to become an Accredited Practitioner on the Restorative Justice Council’s Practitioner Register (for only a minimal administration charge).

In order to complete the case studies and observation, it is important that participants are working or volunteering in a role that gives them the opportunity to facilitate restorative processes while undertaking the course. The training is usually run in the Royal Greenwich borough. If you are based outside London, further discussion will need to take place and agreements made regarding how the network meeting requirements and direct observation elements are met.


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