LEVEL 3 – DIPLOMA IN PROBATION PRACTICE
The qualification has been developed for probation services.
This qualification enables probation service officers to demonstrate they are competent within their role and will can be completed within 12 months. It also provides probation service officers with a pathway to become Probation Officers and later attain the Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice.
|Mandatory||A||Promote equality and value diversity||3||0||3|
|Mandatory||A||Develop effective working with staff from other agencies||3||0||3|
|Mandatory||A||Develop own knowledge, skills and competence||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||B||Enable individuals to access services and facilities||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||B||Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||B||Help individuals address their offending behaviour||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||B||Reinforce positive behaviour during relationships with individuals||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||B||Facilitate individuals to understand and address their difficulties||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||B||Conduct an assessment of risk in the workplace||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Provide services to those affected by someone else’s substance use||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Support individuals who are substance users||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Assess individuals’ needs and plan activities to support behavioural change||3||0||4|
|OPTIONAL||C||Supervise low to medium risk offenders serving sentences in the community||3||0||5|
|OPTIONAL||C||Manage integrated interventions to address the offending behaviour of individuals||3||0||4|
|OPTIONAL||C||Provide development activities for individuals||3||0||4|
|OPTIONAL||C||Exchange information at formal hearings||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Provide initial support to victims and witnesses||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Maintain contact with victims throughout the custody and release of offenders||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Determine the concerns and priorities of communities in relation to safety, social inclusion and the prevention and reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Contribute to the protection of individuals from abuse||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour||3||0||4|
|OPTIONAL||C||Assess individuals’ offending behaviour to plan provision||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Enable people to support victims, survivors and witnesses in managing the effects of their experience||3||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Deliver interventions towards supporting victims at risk of serious harm||3||0||4|
|OPTIONAL||C||Support individuals towards their resettlement in the community from a custodial environment||3||0||2|
|OPTIONAL||C||Deliver accredited programmes||4||0||6|
|OPTIONAL||C||Prepare participants and agree an appropriate restorative process||4||0||8|
|OPTIONAL||C||Facilitate participants’ interaction within a restorative process||4||0||9|
|OPTIONAL||C||Implement and monitor agreed outcomes from a restorative process||4||0||4|
|OPTIONAL||C||Obtain information relating to individuals’ offending behaviour||4||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Develop proposals to inform sentencing||4||0||3|
|OPTIONAL||C||Assist victims, witnesses and survivors to manage the effects of their experience||4||0||3|
This qualification consists of a minimum of 161 and a maximum of 190 GLH.
Credits from identical RQF units that have already been achieved by the learner may be
Why study with the LSTA?
Why gain a qualification?
Who is it for?
- Probation Services
- Prosecution Services
- Policing and Law Enforcement
- Community and Youth Work
- Courts and Tribunal Services
- Social Services
- Local Authority
- Health Services
- The Voluntary or Third Sector
- Residential Care
- Practitioners and Support Workers in Care Home Services
- Adult Day Care Services
- Housing Support Services
What support will you have?
How long will it take?
What level should I do?
What criteria do I have to meet?
- You will be looking to work or be working or volunteering in anyone of the Community Justice Sectors listed above, in an outreach or support or management role.
- You will have some experience and you may already supervise others or manage resources.
- You want to develop your skills further to take on more responsibility and would like to be considered for promotion
- Have been working in the sector for a number of years without a recognized qualification and therefore would like to gain a qualification.