Professional Development

Trailblazer Apprenticeship Level 3

The Employer Development Group for the Level 3 Trailblazer Apprenticeship holds its second formal meeting on 15th February. The project first develops the  Training Standard for the Core Role - Probation Services and Rehabilitation Practitioner. We then develop the Assessment Standard. The core role has been mapped fully against the revised Level 3 Probation Diploma as well as new roles required by CRCs and the voluntary sector.  We will be inviting potential providers of training and assessment ...

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# News, Professional Development

New Endorsed Learning Provider

We are pleased to announce the addition of VQ Assessment Services (VQAS) to our Endorsed Learning Providers. See here for the full information about Providers aligned to the Professional Development Framework VQ Assessment Service (VQAS) is an Approved SFJ Awards Assessment Centre and provides training and qualifications for staff working in the Community, Rehabilitation and Justice Sectors. The Probation Institute Learning Provider Endorsement Scheme is a One Stop Shop for Learning ...

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Sir Graham Smith Research Awards

The Probation Institute has opened applications for the 2017 Sir Graham Smith Research Awards. GSA Information and GSA Application Form. The award is open to probation practitioners having employer support and will be supported by mentoring through the Probation Institute Academic Advisory Panel. Applications close 31st December 2016. ...

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A Comment from the Practitioners Conference – Paul Senior

'It's time to accept the reality of the new probation structure' Or is it? This was the view, indeed challenge, of one of the speakers at the recent Probation Practitioner Conference held at Sheffield in conjunction with No Offence and the Hallam Centre for Community Justice. A very successful day with around 130 attendees from across the probation, community rehabilitation and community justice worlds. The debate was robust, enlightening and considered. Like any previous conference on ...

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MTC Novo staff: Applications for the new PQIP qualification – closing date Friday 27 May

   MTC Novo staff: Applications for the new PQIP qualification are now open If you’re keen to develop your career in probation to work with more challenging and varied cases, including a placement in the NPS and experience in courts and prisons, make sure you apply for the new Probation Officer qualification.  But hurry, applications close on Friday 27 May. What’s on offer? The PQIP is a nationally recognised, level 6 qualification You’ll gain experience of working in ...

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