Taught course

Advanced Restorative Practitioner

University of Gloucestershire · School of Natural, Social and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

Entrants to the course need to be working as experienced restorative practitioners/facilitators and looking to develop their broader thinking on practice and approaches more generally. To demonstrate this, you should currently:

• be experienced in leading the facilitation of cases,
• have experience of serious and complex casework,
• have experience of mentoring other staff in restorative casework,
• have experience of working with a variety of other groups and agencies in supporting and delivering restorative casework
• understand some of the legislation and standards around Restorative Practice

If you meet the entry criteria you will be offered an interview with an academic member of staff, either in person or online.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for people already working as restorative practitioners, this postgraduate course will enable you to achieve your Restorative Justice Council UK Advanced Practitioner status while gaining a valuable academic qualification.

You’ll hear from experts in restorative justice and practice from across the world – experts who discuss their own work, the development of services in different contexts and the challenges you face in delivering and developing services.

Study style

The course is delivered entirely online, using the university’s state-of-the-art online platform. You’ll study two modules – each supported by researchers and practitioners from across the field.

You’ll have a Personal Tutor to support you in your learning and assessment. Through a mix of collaborative discussion, lectures, seminars and contributions from experts from across the world, you’ll reflect on and develop your work as an advanced restorative practitioner.

Your assessments will be portfolio-based and designed to give you the skills, knowledge and expertise you’ll need as senior restorative practitioners – as identified in the Restorative Justice Council’s national competency framework.

Accreditations and memberships

  • Restorative Justice Council advanced level course provider
  • Restorative Justice Council approved training provider

The University of Gloucestershire is approved by the Restorative Justice Council UK as an advanced level course provider and as an approved training provider.

This course is approved by the Restorative Justice Council UK. This means that as part of your academic qualification, you’ll also build your portfolio for recognition, which when you successfully complete of the course will be submitted for verification and approval.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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