What will I learn?

What is Advanced Restorative Practitioner PgCert?

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
£4,900.00 (4,94,450) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold successful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum 70%/GPA 2.7 out of 4.0 will be considered for Postgraduate (Masters). Postgraduate (Research): MRes applicants must have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA 3.0 or successful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum 70%. ?IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

For international students

You should be an active and experienced Restorative Practitioner, capable of working to advanced level in the Restorative justice councils. IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component. TOEFL: Reading - 20; Writing -19; Listening - 19 Speaking - 22; Total - 80.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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