Registered Training Provider
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Registered Training Provider with the RJC.
In order to apply for Registration you will need to hold a current RJC Organisational Membership.
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Below you will find further details of how your organisation can become registered with the RJC.
Who should apply for Registered Training Provider status?
Training Providers or individual trainers who deliver initial restorative justice / practice training and/or specialist training courses such as complex and sensitive case training, using restorative justice in cases of domestic violence and supervision training.
What is an Approved Course?
An Approved Course can be added to your Training Provider registration. This means that a specific course is looked at in greater detail and is awarded approved status at either Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level. The level corresponds to the level of your target audience for example, an initial practitioner course would be classed as Foundation, whereas supervision training would be considered Advanced.
Do I need to include an Approved Course?
Adding an Approved Course to your application is optional. However, if approved as a Registered Training Provider, you will be able to add Approved Courses at any time.
The option to have courses approved is only available to Registered Training Providers.
What are the benefits of applying for Registration?
There are many benefits to becoming a Registered Training Provider, which include:
- Building trust in your organisation and the training you offer
- Demonstrating that your organisation has met national standards set out in our restorative framework
- Placing your organisation on our practice register, demonstrating you are working to best practice standards
- Promotion of your events on our website, newsletters and social media platforms
- Opportunities to have one-off CPD events approved by the RJC at a significantly discounted rate
What are the benefits of applying for Approved Course status?
There are many benefits to having your course/s approved, which include:
- Promoting your approved course on our Approved Course Register
- Demonstrates to potential participants that your course meets the standards set out in the RJC’s practice guidance
- Priority promotion of your events on our website, newsletters and social media platforms
- Significantly discounted rates for your participants wishing to become to registered as a practitioner with the RJC
The RJC Registered Training Provider Framework
This Framework sets out how training providers should work. We have been careful to ensure that it does not constrain practice or hamper creativity and the need for trainers to develop and exercise their professional judgement.
The Framework sets out how training providers should work. It is broken into five performance indicators with each indicator consisting of a number of standards which outline the requirements you are required to evidence.
- Course design and inclusive provision
- Delivering inclusive and accessible training
- Meeting learner needs
- Designing course materials
- Trainer expertise
- Trainer skills and experience
- Developing and maintaining trainer competence
- Managing performance
- Training delivery
- Learner recruitment
- Safe and responsive training
- Assessing learning
- Providing post course support to learners
- Evaluation, reflection and improvement
- Quality assuring delivery
- Gathering learner feedback
- Continuous improvement
- Maintaining professional standards
- Adhering to the RJC’s Trainers Code of Practice
You can download the Training Provider Registration Framework Criteria for each level below:
The Registration Process
Trainers applying for registration are required to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how they meet our registration standards. The organisation's portfolio consists of 3 key elements:
- Training Provider Portfolio Record
- Professional Discussion
- A Signed copy of the Restorative Organisation Code of Practice
Upon receipt of your registration application, you will be provided with a copy of the RJC's Registered Training Provider Application Guidance. This document includes applicant guidance and evidence requirements against each indicator.
Once you have gathered your evidence, you will need to submit your portfolio for assessment. Your assessor will review the documentation provided and may contact you to request additional evidence.
Once your portfolio has been reviewed, your assessor will invite you to book your professional discussion. You will be provided with an overview of the questions your assessor will be asking prior to the discussion. This allows you to consider your responses and, if indicated, gather any additional documentary evidence your assessor may request.
Once your professional discussion is completed, your assessor will complete your assessment. You will receive an assessment report from your assessor which will outline whether your application for registration has been successful. If you are awarded Registered status, you will be added to our Practice Register and you will receive your Registered Training certificate and logos. If your application is unsuccessful, your assessor will explain in detail why this is the case.
The RJC Approved Course Framework
The Framework sets out the criteria against which courses will be assessed. Courses can be approved at either foundation, intermediate or advanced levels. For those seeking approval for foundation courses, evidence is only required for criteria marked with ‘F’. Intermediate and advanced course are required to provide evidence against all criteria.
Foundation level courses include: Leadership and management training, Awareness training, Introduction to restorative practice, facilitator and practitioner training
Intermediate level courses include: Level 4 diplomas in restorative practice, sensitive and complex case training and specialist practitioner courses
Advanced level courses include: Level 5 diploma in restorative practice, undergraduate or postgraduate courses, case supervisor training and train the trainer courses
- The programme is fit for purpose and addresses the requirements essential for competence as outlined within the RJC’s Practice Registration Frameworks
- (F) The course/qualification has clear aims, objectives and learning outcomes
- (F) The content of the course/qualification covers the performance criteria, knowledge and understanding set out in the RJC’s Practice Registration Frameworks
- (F) The content links to the aims, objectives and learning outcomes
- (F) The course/qualification includes assessment of individual learners, which is fair and used to inform learner development
- Robust learner assessments are undertaken
- (F) The assessment is valid and covers the learning outcomes
- (F) The assessment is reliable and provides evidence of the learner’s performance across the learning outcomes
- (F) The assessment is current, determining that the learner is competent now
- The assessment is sufficient, demonstrating consistency of performance over time
- Assessment to include observation of work-based performance
- Internal quality assurance is in place to ensure fairness and consistency of assessment
- (F) Assessments are checked for standardisation and consistency
- (F) The learning process meets the diverse needs of individual learners and supports them in completing the course/ qualification
- (F) Suitable staff are responsible for internal quality assurance
- (F) Feedback is provided to delivery staff towards ensuring the ongoing high quality and fairness of assessments.
- The course/qualification is subject to quality assurance monitoring by an independent body
- Learners and staff understand the requirements of the course/qualification
- (F) Information is provided to learners and staff involved in the course/qualification regarding its content, the likely time required for learning and associated roles and responsibilities.
- (F) Information is provided to learners explaining the purpose of the assessments and the learner’s role in the assessment process
- An appeals procedure is in place which is clear, fair and communicated
- The appeals process is set out clearly, explaining the actions to be taken by the appellant and associated timescales
- Information regarding the appeals process is provided to all learners and staff
- Learner progress is tracked and recorded accurately
- (F) Systems are in place to record the details of learners’ entry on to the course/qualification, the progress of assessments and completions
The Approved Course Process
Trainers applying for Course Approval are required to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how they meet our registration standards.
Upon receipt of your Course Approval Application, you will be provided with a copy of the RJC's Application Guidance. This document includes applicant guidance and evidence requirements against each indicator.
Once you have gathered your evidence you will need to submit your portfolio for assessment. Your assessor will review the documentation provided and may contact you to request additional evidence.
Upon completion of your assessment, you will receive a report from your assessor which will outline whether your application has been successful. If you are awarded Approved Course status, you will be added to our Approved Course register and you will receive our Approved Course logo. If your application is unsuccessful, your assessor will explain in detail why this is the case.
Registered Training Provider Assessment Fees
The cost of Assessment is:
|Initial Registration Assessment||£624|
Registered Training Provider is valid for 1 year and is subject to annual renewal
Approved Course Assessment Fees
The cost of Assessment is:
Approved Courses are valid for 3 years
Maintaining your registration
To maintain your Registered Training Provider Status each year, you will need to continue to hold a valid RJC Organisational Membership as outlined below:
|Annual||3 Year Advanced|
|Small Organisation – 5 or less FTE||£330||£965|
In addition, Organisations will also need to submit an Annual Monitoring Report and pay the required renewal fee outlined below:
|Annual Registration Renewal fee||£312|
Would you like to discuss applying for Registered Training Provider status?
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