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, Charitable or Sole Trader 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 our Training Provider Registration?

Trainers or Training Providers who are delivering courses or qualifications in restorative practice.


Why should I apply for Registration?

As a Registered Training Provider, you will be demonstrating that you are committed to delivering high quality restorative practice training to nationally agreed standards.


Why should I have my courses approved?

Having your courses approved provides confidence to participants and training commissioners that your training meets the required standards. For participants who may consider becoming a Registered Practitioner, completion of an RJC Approved Course is preferred and reduces the amount of evidence they need to provide. Our Registration Frameworks for Service Providers and Restorative Organisations also encourage leaders to commission approved training.


The RJC Training Provider Registration Framework

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 organisations are required to evidence.

1 - Course design and inclusive provision

1.1 - Delivering inclusive and accessible training

1.2 - Meeting learner needs

1.3 - Designing course materials

2 - Trainer expertise

2.1 - Trainer skills and experience

2.2 - Developing and maintaining trainer competence

2.3 - Managing performance

3 - Training delivery

3.1 - Learner recruitment

3.2 - Safe and responsive training

3.3 - Assessing learning

3.4 - Providing post course support to learners

4 - Evaluation, reflection and improvement

4.1 - Quality assuring delivery

4.2 - Gathering learner feedback

4.3 - Continuous improvement

5 - Maintaining professional standards

5.1 - Adhering to the RJC’s Trainers Code of Practice


Course Approval

As well as registering as a Training Provider, you can also apply to your courses approved by the RJC. A course or qualification can be approved at either foundation, intermediate or advanced levels.

  • 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 course
  • Advanced level courses include: Level 5 diploma in restorative practice, undergraduate or postgraduate courses, case supervisor training and train the trainer courses.

The Framework below sets out the criteria against which courses will be assessed. 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. You will only need to provide evidence against these criteria if you are applying to have your course assessed for inclusion on our Approved Course Register.

1 - The programme is fit for purpose and addresses the requirements essential for competence as outlined within the RJC’s Practice Registration Frameworks

1.1 - (F) The course/qualification has clear aims, objectives and learning outcomes

1.2- (F) The content of the course/qualification covers the performance criteria, knowledge and understanding set out in the RJC’s Practice Registration Frameworks

1.3 - (F) The content links to the aims, objectives and learning outcomes

1.4 - (F) The course/qualification includes assessment of individual learners, which is fair and used to inform learner development

1.5 - Assessment to include observation of work-based performance

1.6 - The course/qualification is subject to quality assurance monitoring by an independent body

2 - Robust learner assessments are undertaken

2.1 - (F) The assessment is valid and covers the learning outcomes

2.2 - (F) The assessment is reliable and provides evidence of the learner’s performance across the learning outcomes

2.3 - (F) The assessment is current, determining that the learner is competent now

2.4 - The assessment is sufficient, demonstrating consistency of performance over time

3 - Internal quality assurance is in place to ensure fairness and consistency of assessment

3.1 - (F) Assessments are checked for standardisation and consistency

3.2 - (F) The learning process meets the diverse needs of individual learners and supports them in completing the course/ qualification

3.3 - (F) Suitable staff are responsible for internal quality assurance

3.4 - (F) Feedback is provided to delivery staff towards ensuring the ongoing high quality and fairness of assessments

4 - Learners and staff understand the requirements of the course/qualification

4.1 - (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.

4.2 - (F) Information is provided to learners explaining the purpose of the assessments and the learner’s role in the assessment process

5 - An appeals procedure is in place which is clear, fair and communicated

5.1 - The appeals process is set out clearly, explaining the actions to be taken by the appellant and associated timescales

5.2 - Information regarding the appeals process is provided to all learners and staff

6 - Learner progress is tracked and recorded accurately

6.1 - (F) Systems are in place to record the details of learners’ entry on to the course/qualification, the progress of assessments and completions


The Registration Process

Organisations applying for registration are required to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how they meet our registration standards. The organisation's portfolio consists of 6 key elements:

  • An Evidence Record and supporting documentation
  • Registration Supporting Commentary
  • A Signed copy of the Training Provider Code of Practice

If you are also applying for course approval, you will also need to provide:

  • An Evidence Record and supporting documentation for each course

Upon receipt of your Registration Application, you will be provided with a copy of the RJC's Registered Restorative Organisation Application Guidance. This document includes applicant guidance and evidence requirements against each indicator.

Once you have gathered your organisational and practitioner evidence you will need to submit your portfolio for assessment. Your assessor will review the documentation provided and may contact you or your practitioners to request additional evidence, or to arrange a suitable time to discuss the evidence provided. 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, your organisation will be added to our Practice Register and you will receive you Registered Restorative Organisation certificate and logos. If your application is unsuccessful, your assessor will tell you why this is the case.


Registration Fees

The cost of Registration is:

Initial Registration Assessment £520 + VAT

Training Provider Registration is valid for 1 year and is subject to annual renewal

The cost of course approval depends on the level of course being assessed:

Foundation level course £130 + VAT
Intermediate level course £260 + VAT
Advanced level course £390 + VAT

Course  approval is valid for 3 years


Maintaining your registration

To maintain your Registered Status each year, you will need to continue to hold a valid RJC Organisational Membership as outlined below:

  Annual 3 Year Advanced
Large Organisation £450 £1,335
Charitable Organisation £375 £1,125
Small Organisation (5 or less FTE) £300 £885
Sole Trader £55 £150

In addition, Training Providers will also need to submit an Annual Monitoring Report and pay the required renewal fee outlined below:

 Annual Registration Renewal Fee

£260 + VAT

Approved Course's are renewed every three years. The cost of renewal is:

Foundation level course £130 + VAT
Intermediate level course £130 + VAT
Advanced level course £130 + VAT


Next Steps

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