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"The course was excellent and I have learnt immensely from a strategic point of view, consequently, I am inspired to be the Restorative Justice Advocate not just for my team but the whole authority"





















"A well constructed process, in terms of pre course learning, a positive two days tutorial and followed up by post course work, which allowed for the transfer of learning into the development of a strategy, that not only demonstrated the learning from the previous two elements, but also proved very useful for transfer into the workplace, in the support of Restorative Approaches across partner agencies"






























"Attending the BTEC course and gaining the qualification has given me a deeper understanding of Restorative Justice. I have shared my knowledge with my line manager and colleagues. As a result we have enhanced the profile of victim work by ensuring attendance at team meetings and sharing good examples or RJ work"

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BTEC Professional Award in Restorative Justice Approaches

"The course was excellent and I have learnt immensely from a strategic point of view, consequently, I am inspired to be the Restorative Justice Advocate not just for my team but the whole authority"


Restorative justice brings victims, offenders and communities together to decide on a response to a particular crime, disorder or offending behaviour. This strategic Professional Award qualification is about learning how to implement restorative justice approaches and practice into your organisation or partnership.

This work and tutorial based academic and practical BTEC qualification is the only strategic management RJ qualification available throughout the UK.

Becoming the Strategic Business Resource for your organisation, network or partnership

Blindly implementing any form of RJ approach is wrong.

The government approach to Restorative Justice is that organisations will implement RJ approaches within existing budgets and that it is a cultural not a systems change.

However there are implementation costs in changing business practice, training and resourcing a different service.

Would you embark on such a change normally from a central script?

The true management consideration is what is the right approach for you now in order to maintain professional business and victim service as well as protecting the reputation of your organisation.

A true strategic resource would know where each RJ approach and method comes from, its suitability for your service at this time, and importantly including cost benefits to the service delivery.

The BTEC Professional Award in Restorative Approaches qualification provides the following:.

  • How to move from a RJ "movement" approach to professional needs based services
  • To be able to demonstrate actual cost savings in cases by adopting appropriately proven best practice.
  • How to decide whether to buy in services or to develop existing staff skills.
  • How to adopt RJ approaches across the organisation without always opting for expensive conference meetings which is the delivery choice for the majority of RJ professional services.
  • How to access all health and safety and staff welfare issues.
  • Ensuring safety for all participants.
  • How a strategic RJ strategy is written and aligned to real business needs.
  • How to transfer this knowledge for other strategic roles in a multi agency setting.
  • How to select and assess professional RJ facilitators.
  • How to develop in-house RJ training programmes.
  • How to become the strategic RJ resource for the organisation.
  • Identifying funding opportunities and procurement savings.
  • Training needs analysis for RJ.
  • Formally evaluating RJ services.



This is a Professional Award qualification for senior managers, practitioners and senior staff, delivered by some of the UK's leading experts in crime and restorative justice.

This strategic course is designed to ensure that senior managers or senior practitioners are effectively qualified to understand approaches to delivering restorative justice and how that strategy could be implemented within their organisation.

This qualification will also equip non case working managers to manage investigative and restorative justice teams.

The course covers what restorative justice is, how to create strategies and systems, how to implement restorative justice approaches, the setting up of referral and delivery systems as well as working in partnership to deliver restorative justice in your area or organsiation.


Qualification Structure

The course consists of 30 hours of guided learning, made up as follows:

  • Pre-tutorial day assignment
  • 2 Tutorial Days
  • Post- tutorial day home/work based assignment


Who should enrol

There are no entry or learning requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is designed for senior managers or senior practitioners who after completing the qualification will be able to act as advocates within their organisation or communities to implement restorative justice approaches or practice.

Below are a few examples of those sectors or disciplines that this qualification may apply to:

  • Policing
  • Prisons
  • Schools
  • Youth Offending
  • Housing
  • Anti Social Behaviour
  • Third sector or community groups
  • Mediation
  • Legal Services

To view a full list of the organisations who have studied with us visit the clients section of our website

Learning Outcomes

This qualification is a BTEC Level 4 learning accredited at this level will reflect the ability to:

Develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base; employ a range of specialised skills; evaluate information using it to plan and develop investigative strategies and to determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems; and operate in a range of varied and specific contexts, taking responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs.

This qualification will enable the candidate to:

  • Understand the principles and definitions of the restorative justice framework.
  • Demonstrate when, where, why and how restorative justice approaches should be used.
  • Demonstrate the legislative framework in order to engage in restorative justice approaches.
  • Understand and evaluate different strategies and systems available for restorative justice techniques.
  • Understand the support, performance and monitoring frameworks available for restorative justice approaches.
  • Review and evaluate strategies, delivery and referral models and service partner support for the delivery of restorative justice approaches.
  • Explain and apply relevant restorative justice principles, definitions, procedures and codes.
  • Recognise the different types of restorative justice approaches and what they mean to victims and offenders.
  • Be able to understand relevant principles and definitions of restorative justice.
  • To understand the diverse network of restorative justice partners that provides assets, resources and powers.
  • To explain and apply when it is appropriate to use restorative justice.
  • Explain and apply relevant restorative justice support, performance and monitoring frameworks.
  • Recognise the different stages of strategy development.
  • Be able to understand delivery and referral models.
  • Create and maintain effective practice standards in finding service partners and agreeing outcomes.
  • Recognise the different types of strategies available to deliver restorative justice approaches.


The one off enrolment fee for this qualification is £695 + vat per student this includes:

  • 2 x mandatory taught tutorial dates
  • All required course materials
  • Lifetime membership to our online Student Zone (which includes any relevant updates to legislation, National Occupational Standards and best practice, enabling the student to maintain their learning and continuing professional development).
  • All certification and qualification costs.


Tutorial Dates and Venues

The next available tutorial days for this qualification are being delivered at the following dates and venues throughout the UK as part of our our open national programme. See below for the next available dates and venues near you.

We can also deliver this qualification to your organisation or partnership "in house" click here or call 08452997144 for details. 

Specific venue and timetable information will be emailed to registered students approximately four weeks prior to the first tutorial date.

Spring Term 2016

London – 28th and 29th April 2016
Wigan – 9th and 10th May 2016

Tutorial dates and venues may be subject to change

We can also deliver this qualification to your organisation or partnership "in house" click here or call 0203 119 3311 for details. 

Associated Qualifications and Training

People who are interested in this course may also be interested in the following (click course for more details):

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Instructing legal teams & giving evidence in court
Interviewing, note taking and statement writing
Investigation & Evidence gathering
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Understanding and Responding to Stalking

BTEC Qualifications

BTEC Advanced Award in Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti Social Behaviour Case Working
BTEC Professional Award Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Case Work Supervision
BTEC Intermediate Award in Call Handling for Reports of Anti Social Behaviour

BTEC Advanced Award in Practitioner Training for Restorative Approaches

BTEC Professional Award in Restorative Approaches



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