Probation Service Practitioner Apprenticeship



Level 3

Remote Learning

18 Months

Overview of the role

Protecting the public by reducing re-offending, safeguarding victims, and rehabilitating low / medium risk service users, or working with young people who are at risk of criminal exploitation.

Two routes available:

Probation – Protecting the public by reducing re-offending, safeguarding victims and rehabilitating low-to-medium risk service users. Through effective engagement, monitoring and enforcement, they ensure that the sentence of the court is delivered to a high standard. Working with the service user and other agencies to develop a route out of offending and consistently risk assessing, being professionally curious and liaising with other agencies for effective management of service users.

Child Services – The probation practitioner apprenticeship is also for use with practitioners delivering services to young people at risk of criminal exploitation often but not exclusively connected to;

  • Countylines – distribution of drugs
  • Local importation of drugs
  • Gang cultures
  • Other types of criminal exploitation

Practitioners utilise effective engagement methods with young people in complex circumstances and contribute to wider multi-agency arrangements to develop routes out of criminal exploitation into sustainable, community minded networks of learning, skills and employment.

New or existing employees

The apprenticeship is suitable for those looking to develop their skills, whether they are a new employee wanting to learn and progress, or existing employees looking to retrain or upskill within their industry. 

Business benefits

  • Training tailored to your Probation Service effectiveness / improving local circumstances and life chances
  • Government funding and incentives
  • Boost employee productivity and service user management¬†

Learner benefits

  • Free nationally recognised qualification
  • Earn whilst you learn
  • Alternative to university¬†
  • Gain practical and relevant experience
  • Fast-track to a career

Apprenticeship delivery

The apprenticeship will be delivered via a blended approach which will include workplace coaching and online bite-sized training with distanced support. This will include:

  • Development of the learner’s knowledge, skills, behaviours relevant to the job role
  • Level 2 functional skills where appropriate
  • End-point assessment preparation

The MYBE Team are highly experienced in working across all parts of Criminal Justice and working with young service users at risk of criminal exploitation. Our digital and personally delivered programmes are tailored to changing mindsets, achieving a purposeful career and a focus on sustainable progression.

This is when the individual will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours which will support them for their end-point assessment. The apprentice will undertake a combination of activities, such as group and individual learning-based sessions, specialised mentoring, shadowing, bespoke resources and off-site visits in order to support their learning and development.

After 18 months teaching and learning, you, your training provider and the learner will review the learners journey and decide whether it is the right time for the on-programme assessment.

This is when the learner will need to demonstrate they have learned the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, through a scenario-based knowledge test, a competency-based interview, an evidence-based portfolio and a professional discussion relating to the evidence of competence and achievement in the apprentice role.