To be eligible to apply for the PQiP training programme, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the following:
1. Practice experience of either working with offenders or with other individuals exhibiting challenging behaviour and/or whose lives are in crisis, and
2. A degree or other recognised qualification at level 5 or above and
3. Prior knowledge and understanding in four required knowledge modules:
- The Criminal Justice System
- Crime and Criminal Behaviour
- Penal Policy and Punishment
- The Rehabilitation of Offenders
If your existing qualification covers three out of the four modules you may be able to apply and complete the outstanding module while undertaking the PQiP training. These modules are available by distance learning and can be purchased direct from our HMPPS contracted universities.
If you think you meet the entry requirements your next step is to obtain verification by the Gateway Assessment Service which will provide you with the unique GAS ID Number you need to apply.
If you do not yet have a level 5 qualification, but do have a relevant vocational qualification at level 3 or above, Community Justice Learning introduces new opportunities for you to obtain the entry requirements above.