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Qualification: Micro credential: Restorative Practice

PAC code: MMC19 

Closing Date: 3, February 2024

Commencement Date: 17, February 2024

Course Fee: €1,950



There is a growing interest in using restorative practices to address challenges and injustices in society today. Restorative Practice is increasingly also being used as a proactive, relational approach to social life and work life as well as for managing behaviour and conflict. 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 module will provide participants with a structured learning environment. Following completion of the module, these credits may be accepted as part of relevant School of Law and Criminology postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diplomas or masters.

Entry Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. However, this course is open to experienced professionals who do not hold a primary degree. See Recognition of Prior Learning | Maynooth University for more information.
Minimum English language requirements: Please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.
National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure
Saturdays on Campus:
17 February 2024
9 March 2024
23 March 2024 
13 April 2024
27 April 2024

Tuesdays online:
27 February 2024
5 March 2024
19 March 2024 
9 April 2024
16 April 2024

Career Options
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.
How to Apply 
Online application only:
PAC Code:

The following documents should be uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
Academic Programme Director Contact Details
Dr Treasa Kenny
Academic Programme Coordinator & Lecturer
School of Law and Criminology
Phone: 087-2335587
Location: 3rd Floor, Rye Hall, North Campus, Maynooth University