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Brunel awarded Registered Training Provider status by Restorative Justice Council


The Restorative Justice Council has announced today that Brunel University London has been awarded Registered Training Provider status with course approval. 

Brunel first introduced training for restorative practice – a way of repairing relationships when things go wrong – into the educational degree syllabus in 2013 with the introduction of their ‘working restoratively with children and young people’, as part of the undergraduate BA Education degree programme. 

The University has continued develop this course, which helps learners develop the necessary skills to begin to become a restorative practitioner in a range of settings. Much of the learning is interactive and there are lots of opportunities to practice the learning from the taught input. 

The RJC’s Registration Decision Report noted that “course content is underpinned by the core principles of Restorative Practice and the university has developed high quality pre-course resources which prepare learners to develop their restorative skills and knowledge”. 

Led by Brunel Lecturer in Education Gail Waite, a qualified youth worker and experienced restorative practitioner and trainer, the course draws on relevant academic literature and research, which gives students a firm theoretical foundation of knowledge before moving on to skills development and practice. 

Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said: “I am delighted that Brunel University London has been awarded the RJC’s Registered Training Provider status. By meeting the standards set out in our Registered Training Provider Framework, course participants and commissioners can be confident in the quality of training being provided.” 

Gail Waite added: “We are thrilled to have achieved Registered Training Provider status as we have been running the course for so long.  Our students have thoroughly enjoyed the course and expressed interest in accreditation, which we have now been able to deliver.” 

Find out more about Brunel University London’s course ‘Education practices, working restoratively with children and young people’, or email Gail Waite for further details. 

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