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The purpose of this course is to introduce Restorative Practice (RP) and to pique your interest in the process of implementing RP in your classroom and school. You will be enabled to attempt the application of some of the techniques of the restorative practice, enough hopefully to whet your appetite for further professional development and training in the area.
|TARGET AUDIENCE:||This course is for teachers who want to understand Restorative Practice (RP) better and learn some techniques to implement it in their classroom and school.|
|CAREER PATH||After completing this course, participants will have a greater insight into Restorative Practice and be enabled to attempt the application of some techniques of the restorative practice.|
|COURSE DURATION:||10 Hours (Actual course duration may vary based on prior skills and application)|
|PROGRESSION OPTIONS:||Build on this certificate by upgrading to a foundation award, standard award or diploma|
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This course is divided into modules and lessons, each focusing on key topics, which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts.
Throughout the course, you will be given activities to complete to help you summarise what you have learnt and appraise your understanding.
There are five modules within the course and information on what is covered is as follows:
Module 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices (RP)
- Be enabled to understand the need for an alternative approach to challenging behaviour
- Have a general understanding of the differences between the traditional and restorative responses to challenging behaviour
- Begin to realize that punitive approaches are not very effective
- Have a greater appreciation of the need for a restorative approach in your school
Module 2: Restorative Practice Towards a Better Understanding
- Be able to outline the general origins of Restorative Practice
- Be better able to define and describe Restorative Practice
- Have an appreciation for the need of an RP quality assurance framework
- Be able to identify the seven key principles of RP necessary within a school setting
- Examine the national and international understanding and support for RP
- Better understand the core principles of restorative justice and restorative practices and how they differ from traditional or punitive approaches
Module 3: Supporting Conceptual Framework and Processes
- Outline, describe, and explain the six concepts widely used to support your understanding of restorative practices
- Identify, analyse, and demonstrate how the restorative practices process may be used to implement RP in your own setting
Module 4: Assessment and Integration
- Examine the different circle formats and explain why and when you use them
- Know how to introduce and lead circle dialogues
- Demonstrate how to transition into and out of circle time and switch roles between circle keeper and teacher effectively
- Differentiate between the two different circle themes
- Describe and know how to sequence activities to build trust among students so they become more willing to communicate authentically
- State the restorative questions and discuss how to use them
- Understand effective communication and evaluate how it supports classroom discipline and community building
Module 5: Implementing Restorative Practice
- Outline practices found useful as guides for schools implementing RP
- Illustrate ways in which RP can be applied using the restorative justice pyramid
- Explain the benefits of a whole school approach to RP
- Discuss the power of language in RP
- Examine how RP is used to build positive school climate and culture
- Appreciate and outline the fundamental nature of what’s involved in change, for self and for school
Courses: Each course is approximately 7-10 hours in guideline training time including time for offline reading and assessments. By completing additional courses within the required training period, you can easily progress to achieve additional qualifications including a Flúirse Foundation Award, Flúirse Standard Award or a Flúirse Diploma.
Qualification Paths: By successfully completing any course, you will qualify for a Flúirse Certificate in that course topic. Completing 3 courses within a 12 month period in the same category will qualify for a Flúirse Foundation Award. Completing 7 courses in the same category within 18 months qualifies for a Flúirse Standard Award and ultimately completing 10 courses in the same sector with 1 elective course (any course from any category) within 24 months qualifies for a Flúirse Diploma.
Format: Courses are delivered 100% online so you can train in your own time and at your own pace. Each is divided into modules and lessons, each focusing on key topics, which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts. Throughout each course, complete interactive activities to help you summarise what you have learnt and appraise your understanding.
Pre-Requisites: There are no specific experience or qualifications requirements before starting your training. For those with experience in any of the course topics, you are encouraged to move quickly though any aspects of the course content that are familiar and to focus instead on areas where the content is new or less familiar.
Training Period: Once enrolled on any single course, you have 6 months to complete all courses within this training programme. For Foundation Awards (3 course) you have 12 months and for Standard Awards (7 course) you have 18 months. Diploma programmes (11 courses) have 24 months. We recommend spending at least 1 hour each week training meaning you can always complete your training well before the deadline.
Course Length: On average each course requires approximately 7-10 hours of study. This certificate training programme consists of 10 guideline hours which on average takes no more than 10 weeks to complete with just 1 hour per week training part-time. Training is fully flexible and the entire course can be even completed in one session if preferred.
Assessment Criteria: Assessments are scheduled only when you are ready. There are no final exams, continual assessments are included through each course with a test at the end of each course.
Course Fees: Fees are paid online in advance or for schools or groups you can select a range of flexible instalment plans and a quote or invoice can be issued. Fees vary depending on the number of courses or training qualification selected. You can speak to any of our Course Advisors to get a detailed breakdown of course fees and instalment plan options.
Support: Our Support teams are on hand to answer all your queries, either by phone, e-mail or video (shared screen) support Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5pm (excluding public holidays).
Career Support: After graduating from any Flúirse Diploma programmes, you can avail of free career support where our team will assist you in updating your CV and Linkedin profiles.
Certification: Upon successful completion of each course you have the opportunity to download you certificate. Once you complete all courses within your training programme you can request your Flúirse Award or Diploma certificate. Diploma certificates are posted to your home or school address.
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Are these online courses?
Although the courses are delivered online they are different to traditional “online” courses that offer no real support. Our Course Advisors and Tutors are always on-hand to guide you through your courses and help you at each step of your training journey. Once you are a student with Flúirse you are a student for life and will have access to all our career services at every stage of your career.
Where are you located / based?
Flúirse operates eight training centres in Ireland: Tralee, Co. Kerry , Airport East Business & Technology Park, Co. Cork, IDA Industrial Park, Waterford, Westpoint Business Park in Wexford, Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise, Wexford Road Business Park, Carlow and Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare
What qualifications will I get if I complete my training programme?
- Fluirse Teacher CPD
- CPD Standards
What Career Supports are available with my training?
Students with Flúirse have access to a full range of Career Services including: CV Clinics, Job Application support and Interview Skills
How are courses structured?
The courses contain several modules each of which is made up of individual lessons.
What are you expected to do to complete the course?
The course completion requirements are as follows:
Each lesson will contain self-assessment exercises to guide your progress and ensure your comprehension.
At the end of each module you will complete revision questions intended to prepare you for the final exam.
Before undertaking the final exam, you will be allowed to take a mock exam to practice until you are confident enough to complete the final exam.
When you are ready you may attempt the final exam to complete the course.
How much time will I have to complete each course?
Each individual course should take approximately 10 hours of online study.
You will be allowed up to 6 months to complete each individual course, with up to 24 month for a full diploma programme.
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