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4 months (2 in academy and 2 in the post). It is important to know that our guards do not have to use weapons (we have police for the perimeter surveillance)Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
secondary school completedWhat is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
• Contents of the initial training course The training is evaluated with 4 different systems: 1. Knowledge (prison organization, duties of all the staff working inside, main problems and risks of inmates, security protocols, etc.): an written exam or test with closed questions (several options to choose) 2. Practical procedures (communication with the inmates, management of information etc.) and attitudes: they learn through practical simulation of real situations and they are evaluated through practical simulations, too 3. Security procedures (when to use force, how to use it and main security procedures and personal protection): they are evaluated through a practical exam where they have to use the practical procedures alone or in group 4. Application of basic competences in prison (middle managers supervise and evaluate them following a structured system based on observation of their professional behaviour)Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
They have to pass an exam on theoretical contents (penal and penitentiary law) and the they must pass some different proves (psychological, physical…) before they are selected for the initial training.
It's 11 months in which the student follows classes for 48 days. The other days the student is learning by practicing and working.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
Preparatory secondary vocational education is required. Certificate of good conduct is required.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
- Appreciative inquiry - Ethnic and cultural diversity - Writing different kind of reports - Performing security tasks such as strip-searching - Communication -Psychopathology - Integrity - Observing - Self-defense - Dutch and English language - Mathematics - Custodial lawWhich type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
It's oral, written and performing
Two years education on a University College level, one year of duty after the two years.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
• Completed upper secondary education • Applicants who are 25 years or older and do not meet the educational requirements may be assessed on the basis of their qualifications in Norwegian, English, and social science subjects. • Demonstrate the maturity and personal qualities it takes to work with offenders • 20 years or older • Pass a fitness test • Adequate health • Spotless police record • Driving licence category BWhat is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
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The final exam is written, but the students also have many other sorts of exams, as oral, in groups and physical.
Training – 966 hours; Qualification apprenticeship – 480 hours.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
General secondary education is required.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
Introduction to studies, sentence execution history and Latvian penitentiary system; Basics of Law; Basics of Criminal Law; Basics of Criminal Law execution; Professional ethics; Personnel legal obligations; Procedures for Holding under Arrest; Internal regulations of imprisonment places; Monitoring in imprisonment places; Guards in imprisonment places; Firearms and shooting; Professional physical preparedness; Procedures for using special means in imprisonment places; First aid; Basics of penitentiary psychology; International normative acts in the field of Criminal Law sentence execution; Work with specific groups of clients (prisoners); Criminal offense prevention in imprisonment places; Basics of office work and preparing service documentation; Role play of different situations (e.g. suicide, strike etc.); Apprenticeship presentation.Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
State Examination (8 h) consists of theoretical and practical part. Theoretical part is written and practical part is oral with actions.
Within their first year of employment, Prison Officers undertake seven weeks of initial training and are required to complete five vocational modules on custodial care. The first week of their employment is within their establishment where they are familiarised with the environment, followed by the seven-week Officer Foundation Programme at the Scottish Prison Service College. They then return to their establishments to undertake the necessary work-based learning to complete their modules, which form part of a Level 7 vocational qualification on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. As part of ongoing professionalisation agenda for both the Scottish Prison Service and the Prisoner Officer’s Association (Scotland), there are proposals to replace the Officer Foundation Programme with a Diploma of Higher Education, at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
The Scottish Prison Service requires Prison Officer applicants to hold five National 5 Qualifications (including Mathematics and English), or equivalent. Relevant experience will also be considered.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
The Officer Foundation Programme covers all legislative training in relation to custodial environments in Scotland. It also introduces Prison Officers to the aspects of their role that enable the organisational operating task of helping to protect the public and reducing reoffending through safe and secure custodial services that empower offenders to take responsibility and to fulfil their potential. This initial training includes equality and diversity, understanding desistance and all necessary operational risk management training.Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
Components of the Officer Foundation programme are tested by examination or observed practice and Prison Officers are required to produce reflective practice statements during their initial training
The duration of correctional officers is 16 months.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
The training is post-secondary education i.e. minimum educational criteria are either high school (gymnasium) degree or secondary vocational education.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
The training is given on three main competence areas: Laws and ethics, Rehabilitation and social integration (psychology, sociology and criminology), and security and control (including self-defence, use of force and surveillance).Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
The students have to write a final thesis on selected topic. The is module 5 ECTS.
New recruits enter training for a 12 week period. The first week is an induction week at the relevant establishment where they meet their mentor who will take them through some basic prison protocols, gain access to IT systems, ensure they have appropriate uniform and are ready to start their formal training. The following 10 weeks is attendance at a training venue, this can be residential or non-residential dependent upon where the new recruit resides and where the training is taking place. The POELT (Prison Officer Entry Level Training) then receives the basic tools to become a Prison Officer. Week 12 is at the establishment where they have a consolidation week with their mentor.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
No formal qualifications are required to become a Prison Officer, however, it is important that candidates have the right personal qualities that will support the rehabilitation of offenders. During the recruitment assessment day, candidates will undergo a series of challenging role-play exercises which will test their competence and personal qualities. Candidates will also undergo a basic numeracy and literacy test as it is important that Prison Officers are able to undertake prisoner headcounts and write reports. The role of a Prison Officer is a physically demanding job which is why all candidates are asked to complete a medical examination as well as a fitness test.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
The current course includes the following subjects: • Decision making model • Health and safety • History of the Prison Service • Human Rights • Induction to the Prison Service • Interviewing techniques • Introduction to security • NFS/LSS • Pro-social modelling • Personality disorder • Prison rules • PSIs/PSOs • Purpose of the prison service – NPS, Prison officer Characteristics • Reception and first night in custody • Self-harm and suicide – self-inflicted death • Safe Guarding – Child abuse and Domestic abuse • Sentence management • Substance misuse - New Psychoactive Substances • Vehicle search • Violence reduction • Wing duties and security 1 • Wing duties and security 2 – Movements, exercise and association • Wing duties and security 3 – security of tools, level 1 food hygiene, cleaning • Authority of a Prison Officer • Cell searching • Communicable diseases • Corruption prevention • Decision making model • Equalities • Escorts • Extremism • First on Scene • Foreign Nationals • Five minute interventions • Full searching - PSI67/2011 • IEP - PSI 2013/30 • Introduction to mental health • Introduction to safer custody • Introduction to security • NFS/LSS • Pro-social modelling • Self-harm and suicide • Safe Guarding • Placing a prisoner on report • P-NOMIS • Rub Down search • Visits – Maintaining family ties • Wing duties and security 3 • Personality disorder • Health and safety Internet research: • History of the Prison Service • Human Rights • Induction to the Prison Service • PSIs/PSOs • Purpose of the prison service • Prison rulesWhich type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
The final Assessment is written taking 2 hours. However, learners are tested throughout the 10 week programme through question and answer sessions along with a mid-course test to ascertain whether the POELT is on track with their learning. There are 12 workbooks which must be completed throughout the course which count towards the Skills For Justice Level 3 Diploma in the Management and Care of Individuals in the Custodial Environment qualification which all new Prison Officers receive once they pass the POELT course. Completion of these work books will demonstrate that learners have the required knowledge and understanding of: 1. Understanding health and safety responsibilities in custodial environments 2. Understanding organisational, legal and moral responsibility to those in custody 3. Understanding communication and interpersonal skills in custodial environments 4. Understanding safer custody in custodial environments 5. Understanding offending behaviour and methods for reducing re-offending 6. Operating safely in custodial environments 7. Operating securely in custodial environments 8. Recording and reporting in a custodial environment 9. Use of force in custodial environments 10. Searching individuals and custodial environments 11. Escorting in custodial environments 12. Model pro-social behaviour in working relationships with individuals
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The education as Correctional Officer lasts three years in total and amounts to 180 (3 x 60) ECTS points. During these three years the education alternates between a period of time at the Training Centre of Probation and Prison Service where the students attend classes of theory and training and a period of apprenticeship at a prison, where the students take part of the daily working routines as correctional officers. The first year the students spend the initial 2½ months at the Training Centre, and the remaining 9½ months as apprentices at a prison including four weeks of introduction and job training. The second year the students spend the first 2 months at the Training Centre and then 10 months as apprentices in a prison. The third and last year the students spend the first 3 months at the Training centre and the remaining 9 months as apprentices in a prison. During these three years the students are hired as officers and included in the rating with the guarantee of employment if they finish and pass their studies.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
The admission requirements to the education as Correctional Officer are as follows: 1) Age 21 or above, 2) No criminal record, 3) Citizenship in the EU countries, Norway, Island or Liechtenstein, 4) Good psychical condition, 5) Vocational training or other comparable education, or Danish level C, Social Studies level C, English level C, plus a an elective at level C and at least 3 years of working experience or basic Commercial Course and at least 3 years of working experience or a General Certificate of Secondary Education or a Certificate of Competences from the Danish VUC (Adult Education Center). If the candidate fulfills the requirements an application must be sent and a thorough screening of applicants is carried out. The suitable candidates are invited to participate in a number of tests when the Danish Prison and Probations Service are short of personnel. First, the applicants need to pass the Psychical Test followed by a Personality Test and a Care Test. If these tests are passed a personal interview is held. The interview provides the recruiters with information regarding the applicants’ personal and professional skills.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
Each of the three periods at the Training Centre consist of 5 different themes: 1) “Ethics and Professionalism”, 12 % of the entire education, 2) “Clients and the institutions within The Danish Prison and Probation Service”, 13 % of the entire education, 3) “Change, support and motivation”, 12 % of the entire education, 4) “Legislation, rules and procedures”, 7 % of the entire education, 5) “Conflict resolution, control and safety”, 31 % of the entire education. The remaining 25 % consist of student interviews, individual assignments, guidance, exams etc.Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
The final exam consists of a written group assignment which each student must defend orally and individually in front of a teacher and an examiner.
In the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (PPS), the duration of basic training for Probation officers is seven weeks and for Prison officers 20 weeks. Introduction course: one week for all employees, two weeks for employees working with clients. Basic course: two weeks, for Production managers, Prison and Probation officers. Internship and/or work period for Prison officers, five weeks training at a prison/remand prison. Specific training course: Prison officers eleven weeks (total 20 weeks), Probation officers three weeks (total seven weeks).Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
If you are employed as a Prison or Probation officer, you will be admitted to the basic training. General requirement profile for personal skills concerning Prison and Probation officers includes interpersonal skills, creating relationships, empathy, stable, communicating, flexible, good judgement, integrity, loyal, initiating and cultural awareness. Regarding education, minimum requirement for Probation officers is university/college degree (minimum three years) in sociology, social work, law, behavioural science or similar. Minimum requirement for Prison officers is secondary school. University/college education in relevant subjects (or similar) is good merit.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
The main purpose of basic training is to prepare employees both theoretically and practically for the correctional work. The aim is also to strengthen the personal skills and develop the personal qualities that our mission requires. The starting point of the Introduction course is to prepare employees for work in the PPS. The aim is for all employees to get an overall perspective based on different roles and responsibilities in the organization. Subjects include organization, rules and regulations including human rights, operational tasks, clients and general security. The second introductory week has focus on employees working directly with clients. The course aims to provide employees with basic conditions so they can be guided by a professional approach in their everyday work. Subjects include methods of preventing re-offending and safety and security working with clients. The aim of the Basic course is to ensure the client process in the joint mission of the PPS and to contribute to cooperation and increased understanding between the different sectors and units of the PPS. The course offers knowledge of working close to our clients. Focus is also on planning for clients to prevent re-offending - the principles of risk, need and responsivity (RNR). Subjects include ethics and professional approach, rules and regulations including human rights, client implementation planning, conflict management, security and healthcare. The Internship and/or work period of five weeks for Prison officers aims to provide an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. Through everyday situations the officers get starting points for the coming Specific training course. The Specific training course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of the correctional work in prison, remand prison and of the National Transportation Unit. Subjects include ethics and professional approach, rules and regulations including human rights, client implementation planning, conflict management, security and healthcare. The aim of the Specific course for Probation officers is to strengthen the role of the officer and deepen the knowledge of responsibilities and duties. Focus during the course are the responsibilities of the Probation service regarding pre-sentence reports, different probation sanctions, the process concerning the clients implementation plan, documentation, motivation and methods for working with change to prevent re-offending. Subjects also include conflict management and security, substance abuse and addiction, rules and regulations including human rights and health care.Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
Prison officers are assessed during all basic training. A structural assessment is completed two times during the basic training, after five weeks of internship and at the end of the Specific training course. The structural assessment combined with results of the examinations determines whether the Prison officer will be permanently employed. The final examinations for Prison officers are oral, written and/or practical. The subject of rules and regulations has a written exam. The subject of conflict management and security has a total of three exams. One is written, one is oral/practical concerning practical security work and one is practical concerning legal rights of authority. The subject of implementation planning has a written exam. The Specific course for Probation officers has no formal final examinations but two compulsory written assignments.
A prison officer must within 18 months of starting employment complete the prescribed training and pass the examination – otherwise employment shall be terminated. Duration of education is 9 months.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
Article 231 of Penal Sanctions Enforcement Act states that any person who meets the following conditions may become a prison officer so they could enter the educational process: - A person is a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia and has a permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia, - Speaks Slovene fluently, - Has completed at least a four-year secondary school programme, - Has suitable psycho-physical capacities for prison work and do not use illicit drugs, - Has not been convicted res judicata of a criminal offence prosecuted ex officio, - Has been security cleared and no security reservation exists.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
Initial training is divided into three parts: 1. Practical understanding of the implementation of prison sentences and the implementation of detention on remand in the prison and in particular the work of the guard service – lasting 1 month. 2. Basic training including lectures and practical exercises – lasting 5 months. 3. Practical training in an institution under the direction of mentors and final placement in an institution of at least 3 months The second set of training consists of: - Learn about the laws, regulations and international conventions governing the enforcement of criminal sanctions, detention and enforcement of the implementation of administrative procedure, - General crime, Criminal and Penological knowledge, - Knowledge and exercise of the powers of prison officers, - Knowledge and skills in the field of safety and health, fire safety and first aid, - Knowledge in the area of electronic security and communications, - Knowledge of self-defence use of firearms and other special skills to manage people, - Knowledge of the administrative procedure, - Other knowledge and skills needed in the implementation of the sentence. The third set of the program represent a practical training in an institution and are designed to: - Deepen the knowledge that a prison officer has acquired on the basic training, - Further develop communication and practical work with prisoners, - Consolidation of acquired theoretical knowledge. Permanent training and gaining of further knowledge is organized by the director of prison on the basis of common guidelines drawn up by the Administration. The prison must provide continuing training lasting at least 4 hours a month. The training time is counted as a regular work obligation.Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
We have two types of examination - oral and written. All candidates are examined also at the end of some sets (described in previous question).
The College of Justice of The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (EASS) is the only institution of education training prison officials with a professional education for the Estonian prison service. The College of Justice provides both vacational and professional higher education. Professional higher education – Educating future middle and senior level prison officials. In particular, the educational model and the curriculum are oriented towards the training of inspector- contact persons, who play the leading role in management of the re-socialization process of imprisoned persons. Duration of studies is 3 years (180 European Credit Points). Studies are conducted in Estonian. Vocational education on the basis of secondary education – Training guards and senior guards, whose main task is to supervise the inmates and conduct security and law enforcement protection in the prisons. Studies are conducted in Estonian, duration of studies is 1 year.Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
General requirements to be eligible for vocational education or professional higher education: • High Shool Diploma / has completed at least secondary education • Estonian citizen • candidate complies with the requirements for prison service officer set down in Estonian Imprisonment Act and Civil Service Act • candidate’s qualities, physical and mental abilities are suitable for working as a prison service officers. • The candidate is not exempt from performing a physical trial to apply for entry.What is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
Vocational education – Learning occurs over a period of one year on the level of vocational education, and the main focus is on the acquisition of professional skills. The internship and the implementation of teaching methods supporting practical skills are of a high proportion. Learning takes place, in addition to the form of day studies, also in the form of distance studies (in the cases where the officials in service who are studying and working simultaneously). The subjects taught are psychology and communication, conducting daily supervision procedures, Russian language and the legal knowledge necessary for work. The studies are free of charge. Professional higher education is acquired in the College in three years and the period of study is completed with passing a comprehensive final examination. The study is of a practical nature, and internships have an important role in the curriculum in acquisition of specific professional skills. The internship is carried out in prison and this comprises almost a third of the total study time. In the theoretical study, several teaching methods that successfully allow the linking of theory with practice are utilized. For example, the knowledge gained in the auditorium is implemented in the “complex of training cells” of the College where the communication takes place through various role-playing in architectural circumstances similar to those of the prison. The students participate in the study process wearing the uniforms of the prison service issued to them for free by the State. The core areas of the curriculum materials are law, psychology and criminology, principles of surveillance and security, measures of resocialization (sentence planning, risk assessment, case management). The studies are free of charge. As of the year 2009, the study process takes place only in the form of day studies and a study group is set up of both high school graduates, as well as of those already working in the prison service. They are able to keep their salary and are released from the obligation to work during their studies.Which type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
Professional higher education – the cadet’s skills and knowledge is tested in three areas: law (written), measures of resocialisation (both written and oral sections) and prison work tactics (practical task). Every cadet must also perform a physical trial. Vocational education – the final examination of the vocational training consists of a theoretical part, where the cadet must solve a given case and a practical part, where the cadet must show legitimate and appropriate behaviour both in the fight hall and in the training rooms.
Duration of the basic education for trainees of judicial police (last edition) - 70 working days, 60 days of theoretical lessons, 10 days of practical work inside a prison under mentor's supervision (3,5 months)Which qualifications are required for admission to this education?
Qualifications for the inclusion in the basic education - Admission to the civil service through the public competition - mental and physical health, age up to 30 years, completed elementary (8 grades) and high (4 grades) school for the lowest rank in the judicial police (junior judicial policeman), no criminal record; after admission to the civil service, trainees are included in the basic education; after complition of the basic education, they should pass general state exam for all civil servantsWhat is the content of the education? (subjects, topics etc.)
Content of the education A. LAW SUBJECTS CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 4 lessons BASIC OF THE PENAL LAW AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, 8 lessons LAW ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PRISON SENTENCE, 32 lessons INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS RELATED TO TREATMENT PRISONERS, 4 lessons REGULATIONS RELATED TO TREATMENT OF JUVENILES IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, 4 lessons B. PSYCHO-SOCIAL AND PENOLOGICAL SUBJECTS BASIC PENOLOGY, 4 lessons BASICS OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL SENTENCE PLANS OF PRISONERS, 4 lessons BASIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE COMMUNICATION AND CONDUCT OF JUDICIAL POLICEMEN WORKING WITH PRISONERS , 4 lessons RISK GROUPS OF PRISONERS, 4 lessons PREVENTION OF PRISONERS RISKY BEHAVIOURS , 4 lessons BEHAVIOUR AND PRISONERS CHANGES OF BEHAVIOUR, 4 lessons BASICS OF THE GROUP PSYCHOLOGY, 4 lessons PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAITS OF PRISONERS, 4 lessons BASICS OF THE JUVENILES TREATMENT, 4 lessons C. CRIMINALISTICS AND FIREARMS BASIC CRIMINALISTICS, 8 lessons FIREARMS, 40 lessons D. MARTIAL ARTS MARTIAL ARTS, 116 lessons E. SPECIAL DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE JUDICIAL POLICE SPECIAL DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES OF JUDICIAL POLICE IN GENERAL (SALUTING, COMMUNICATION WITH SUPERIORS, MUTUAL COMMUNICATION, ETHICS), 8 lessons USE OF FORCE, PREVENTION OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR, RIOT IN THE PENAL INSTITUTION, HOSTAGE SITUATION, TREATMENT OF HIGH-RISK PRISONERS , 16 lessons SEARCHES (PERSONS, CELLS, OPEN SPACE, VEHICLES)- THEORY, 16 lessons SEARCHES – PRACTICE, 16 lessons TRANSFER OF PRISONERS – THEORY, 8 lessons TRANSFER OF PRISONERS – PRACTICE, 16 lessons ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE OF PRISONERS, VISITS, PACKAGES, LETTERS , 8 lessons DRUGSIN THE PRISON INSTITUTIONS, 8 lessons OFFICIAL REPORTING, 16 lessons COMMUNICATION AND SURVEILLANCE DEVICES, 4 lessons COMMUNICATION AND AGRESSION MANAGEMENT, 16 lessons F. SPECIAL SUBJECTS PSYCHOPATOLOGY , 4 lessons SUICIDE PREVENTION, 4 lessons FIRST MEDICAL AID AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 4 lessons FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND FIRE PROTECTION , 4 lessons GENERAL RULES ABOUT THE WORK IN THE SAFE MANNER, 4 lessons DISABLED PERSONS IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, 4 lessonsWhich type is the final examination? (oral, written etc.)
1) a,b,e – written and oral exam 2) c – written, oral and practical exam 3) d – practical exam 4) f – no exam
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