Restorative Justice training

Restorative Justice Skills Training (4 days)

Date: 22, 23 February, 15, 16 March 2018. Please contact us to register your interest.
Location: West London
30 hours over 4 full days in attendance.

Delegates who wish to obtain the accredited RJ practitioner qualification must complete additional, assessed, written work in the weeks following attendance.


This course teaches the practice of restorative approaches. These can be used in a range of settings where harm has been experienced to restore balance. This includes the criminal justice system among victims and offenders, in youth work, education and faith groups. It is suitable for prison staff, police officers, youth workers, mentors, teachers, faith leaders and others. The course is at entry-level, suitable for those who want to learn the skills to facilitate direct and indirect approaches.

Content includes:

  • understanding the principles of RJ
  • working with victims and offenders
  • preparing participants for RJ conference
  • conference skills practice (co-facilitation in pairs)
  • indirect restorative approach (shuttle/letters)
  • risk and safety assessments.

On the last day, the practical assessment tests the skills required of a RJ facilitator in realistic cases role-played by experienced practitioners.

Our RJ Skills qualification is accredited by the Open College Network. Delegates who successfully complete the additional written work required for this qualification will be awarded 3 Credits at OCN Level 3.


There are 2 options:

1. Attendance Certificate – £595

Suitable for individuals’ personal interest and development, or for those who want to improve their work-related skills.

2. Fully Accredited RJ Practitioner– £750

Candidates complete 10 written assignments within three months following the course.  These consolidate your learning and enhance the self-reflection of your practice. Candidates who pass both the practical and written elements will be awarded the OCN accredited RJ practitioner qualification.

Calm Mediation’s RJ course is subsidised by the BIG Lottery.

The fee includes all course materials, lunch, the practical assessment and subsequent written feedback.

How to apply:

Our courses are open to anyone but places are limited. We ask applicants to complete a form and attend a short interview. Please read our guidance on the Skills & Qualities of an RJ Facilitator.

Please contact us to register your interest

Please do not apply if you are unable to attend all 4 days of the course!