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Professional Development Framework



The integrated pathway to excellence
in probation & rehabilitation for all practitioners

Professional Development Framework pathway

We have turned the tangle of different probation and rehabilitation job descriptions, training programmes, university courses, qualifications and  development support

... into a clear, integrated and well-lit pathway for employees and practitioners to move easily forward in their careers.

Framework Benefits


  • gives people confidence to work towards standards of excellence in their professional work for the benefit of service users.
  • welcomes, involves and motivates practitioners from all sectors and with a variety of different experience
  • empowers employers, universities and training providers to develop integrated programmes that benefit the sector as a whole.

Find out more benefits here



What people said at the launch (Dec 2015)

Click here to see the full news release

“The Framework lets you see how we might design a skill set to suit demand”
Rosie Goodwin, ACO, Merseyside Probation Trust

“It shows how the voluntary sector can be effectively integrated into what was a traditionally public sector service. It gives our members an opportunity to progress in their careers.”
Laura Bugby, Service Design at Nacro

“I have never seen such a complex piece of work brought together so well and so efficiently”
Ann Sherlock of MTCNovo

Join the Register

If you are already a Probation Institute member, then make sure you take advantage of the benefits of the Professional Development Framework by browsing through the relevant navigation on the left and updating your professional information on The Register.  If you are not yet a member, then you know what to do ......

Take your professional career to the next level