The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth is contracted by the Ministry of Justice to deliver the academic component to Probation Officer training in the National Probation Service divisions in England and Wales indicated below. This training comprises a programme of part-time academic study integrated with work-based learning that leads to either a Diploma of Higher Education in Community Justice (DipHE) or a BA (Hons) in Community Justice.
The following Services and Teaching and Learning are available to individuals who are interested in the various aspects of community justice learning:
The Level 4 Modules are available for those learners who have a Level 3 Vocational Qualification in Community Justice or equivalent. Successful completion of the level 4 modules form the Probation Preparation Certificate at the University of Portsmouth, for preparation to the Level 5 Diploma of HE in Community Justice Award . Applications are through your NPS Divisional Training Manager or your Community Rehabilitation Company.
The Diploma of Higher Education is a twelve-month Level 5 award for those learners who already have a Level 4 Higher Education award or who have completed the Level 4 modules in the Probation Preparation Certificate.
Applications are through your NPS Divisional Training Manager or Community Rehabilitation Company. If you are interested in a self-funded diploma, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 4 knowledge modules are offered for those with a level 5 Higher Education award which has not covered the Criminal Justice system , Penal policy and Punishment, Crime and Criminal Behaviour and rehabilitation in their previous study. Successful completion of all four knowledge modules achieves the Certificate in Probation Knowledge from the University of Portsmouth.
The Gateway Assessment Service (GAS) verifies that the applicant has the required academic study including previous study of the subjects which make up the knowledge modules prior to their application for the level 6 PQIP. If you would like to have your previous study accredited and verified or find out which knowledge modules you need to undertake then apply to the Gateway Assessment Service.
Level 6 Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) which leads to a BA (Hons) Community Justice at the University of Portsmouth
Applications are through your National Probation Service Divisional Training Manager or Community Rehabilitation Company.
The University of Portsmouth is contracted to deliver all aspects of the Community Justice Learning framework in the following Probation Divisions: