The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 course awarded Approved course status

The RJC is pleased to announce that the established Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 course, run by the Royal Borough of Greenwich has gained RJC Approved Course status. The Level 5 programme has been designed to develop practitioners with both theoretical and practical excellence and is unique in its focus of combining the crucial elements of theory, practice and implementation. This well-respected course has been running since 2015 and aims to assist learners to become highly skilled practitioners, working to best practice standards, with a solid theoretical understanding that informs their restorative work in their community. As well as the RJC approval, the course is credit rated at Level 5 by the University of Greenwich and was revised in 2020 to consist of two 30 credit modules to allow learners greater flexibility. Module 1 is focused on Theory and Implementation, while Module 2 centres on Practice and Reflection.

Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said:

“I am delighted that the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Level 5 course has received Approved Course status. Credit rated by the University of Greenwich, this course gives learners a unique qualification and now, due to the RJC approval, will also provide a simplified route to gain the RJC’s Registered Practitioner status at Intermediate and Advanced levels.”

The RA and Anti-Bullying Coordinator for Royal Greenwich and course leader Rachel Quine said:

“Having led the Level 5 course since 2015, it has been an absolute joy to work with learners on the programme. It is a unique opportunity to support practitioners to deepen their knowledge and skills and foster practice excellence and RJC approval will encourage effective practice further by supporting individual registration. In addition, I hope the approval will enable more practitioners to join the vibrant Level 5 community, developing their skills and gaining registration via a collective and supported process.”

The course is delivered via a mix of online tutorials, network meetings, seminars and in person training. Experienced practitioners can join Module 1 via the Refresher route, or it can be taken following completion of the RBG Facilitator training (RJC approved at Foundation level). The next Level 5 programme is starting in September - you can find out more about the course by visiting our website or by contacting Royal Borough of Greenwich directly by emailing or