Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 Certificate
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Level 5 programme was 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 established and 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.
The Level 5 programme will support practitioners to:
- Develop a sound theoretical knowledge and understanding of restorative approaches (Module 1)
- Consider successful strategies for implementing and sustaining restorative practice in their work settings/roles (Module 1)
- Develop effective facilitation skills in restorative practice, which meet nationally recognised best practice standards (Module 2)
- Cultivate skills in reflective practice and understand the importance of being a reflective restorative practitioner (Module 2)
The course is delivered via a mix of online tutorials, network meetings, seminars and in person training. It is possible to start Module 1 straight after completing the RBG Facilitator training (RJC approved at Foundation level) or experienced practitioners can start at Module 1 via the Refresher route.