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MICRO-CREDENTIAL: RESTORATIVE PRACTICE

Qualification : MICRO-CREDENTIAL (9)

Award Type and NFQ level : MICRO-CREDENTIAL

CAO/PAC code : MMC19

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Closing Date : 03 February 2024

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There is a growing interest in using restorative practices to address challenges and injustices in society today. Participants will be introduced to the concept of restorative practices as they fit with restorative justice and their practical application. It will also introduce participants to designs for the use of restorative practices across a diverse range of situations, such as workplaces, education, communities, prisons, youth and with survivors of abuse.  The course will provide participants with the practical tools to develop and implement best restorative practices in a variety of settings.

Through blended learning that employs online and live classes, practice sessions and peer feedback, this micro-credential will provide participants with a structured learning environment. Following completion of the micro-credential, these credits may be accepted as part of relevant School of Law and Criminology postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diplomas or masters. 

Applicants should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. 

This course is also open to experienced professionals who do not hold a primary or higher degree with entry via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Further information on RPL can be found on the RPL website

Applicants who wish to apply via RPL must submit a completed RPL form with their application. Click the following link to access a copy of the RPL application form

Minimum English language requirements: For more information on the minimum English language requirements, please see link to Maynooth University's Micro-credentials Entry Requirements.

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This course will be delivered in person on-campus from 10.00am-5.00pm on a number of Saturdays and online from 6pm-8.30pm on a number of Tuesday evenings.

2024 Course Dates:

  • Saturday, 17 February 2024 (on-campus)
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024 (online)
  • Tuesday, 5 March 2024 (online)
  • Saturday, 9 March 2024 (on-campus)
  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024 (online)
  • Saturday, 23 March 2024 (on-campus)
  • Tuesday, 9 April 2024 (online)
  • Saturday, 13 April 2024 (on-campus)
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024 (online)
  • Saturday, 27 April 2024 (on-campus)
Course Duration: 3 months

The area of restorative practice (RP) is gaining increasing traction in the area of conflict intervention.  It covers a wide range of contexts. The Department of Education and Skills has a policy to have all teachers trained in this area. RP is also increasingly used to address the harm caused by crime and offences against people and communities (restorative justice). It focuses on building healthy relationships and engaging in dialogue to prevent harm and ‘repair’ previous harm caused in a variety of contexts (restorative practices/restorative approaches). There is increasing use of restorative justice within the criminal justice system including in youth justice, the Probation Service, the Irish Prison Service and An Garda Síochána. In addition, its use in youth and community work is growing, as are efforts to apply RP in workplaces and universities.

Online application only https://v2.pac.ie/institute/19

PAC Code

MMC19

The following documents should be uploaded to your online application form:

  • Birth certificate OR valid photo ID (eg. Passport or driver’s licence).
  • Marriage Certificate (for students who wish to register in their married name).
  • Certified copies of all official transcripts of results or degree parchments for all non-Maynooth University qualifications (if applying with a degree or qualification in a relevant subject).
  • Completed RPL form (if applying through RPL). 

Note: failure to provide all necessary documents will result in a delay to your application being processed.

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