Frequently Asked Questions

How will the Course be delivered?

The course will be held in two parts and will be provided both online and in person.

Part One.

Part One will provide you with a firm basis on which to build RJ practice. Participants will learn together at the same time at 2-5pm online on the following dates:

Tuesday 12 September 2-5pm

Tuesday 19 September 2-5pm

Tuesday 26 September 2-5pm

Tuesday 3 October 2-5pm

During Part One, you will gain an understanding of essential RJ theory, concepts and principles. This will be conducted with participants online (via the Zoom video conferencing platform).

Part Two

Learning in Part Two of the course will be done over three days in person at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The dates for Part Two are as follows

3 full days:

Tuesday 10th October 930am-430pm

Wednesday 11th October 9.30am-4.30pm

Thursday 12th October 9.30 – 4.30pm

Part Two will equip you with essential skills to conduct RJ. This will be done in person at Strathclyde University in central Glasgow. You will learn through discussion, demonstrations by Tim and Tania, role play scenarios and debrief about your work.

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 accredited 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 12th August 2023: 75% refund

Cancellation between 13th August and 31st August : 50% refund

Cancellation after 31st August: 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).