Frequently Asked Questions

How will the Course be held?

The course will be held online (via the Zoom video conferencing platform). Participants will learn together at the same time on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1500-1800 GMT.

Do I get a certificate at the end of the Course?

Yes, students completing the course will be given a Certificate of Participation in Foundation Skills in Restorative Practices from the University of Strathclyde. There is no formal assessment but satisfactory completion of the course is required. 

This course is recognised by the Restorative Justice Council of England and Wales as a part qualification for accreditation as a practitioner. There is not, as yet, separate practitioner accreditation in Scotland. However, the RJC standards are widely recognised and will be acknowledged in practice.

What if, after completing this course, I want to take my learning further?

Students may wish to take the popular Restorative Justice post-graduate module taught at Strathclyde University  - which can be taken either on its own or part of Strathclyde’s LLM/MSC/PgDip in Criminal Justice & Penal Change.

What’s the cancellation policy?

If you clearly indicate that you wish to cancel then the following will apply: 
Cancellation before end of 12th April 2021: 75% refund  
Cancellation between 12th April and 29th April 2021: 50% refund 
Cancellation after 29th April 2021: 0% refund.  

I see that the live online courses uses Zoom. I'll be using my employer's device, but what if I find out that in fact my employer's device blocks Zoom and access to the University pages. Or what if my internet connection is weak? Will be able to get a refund just before or once the course begins?

No. Please make sure in advance that you use a device which enables you to access zoom and the University webpages. The live online RJPs course requires that you make arrangements to be able to access it. We are aware that a small number of employers require that many websites are blocked. For example, you may need to ask your employer to permit access to Zoom and the University webpages. If that is not possible,  the alternative is to use another device. Please be sure to check this in advance and also that you have a strong internet connection. Having taken a place we cannot then give a refund shortly before or after the course has begun. (Please see cancellation policy).