Custody and detention officer (level 3)
Ensuring individuals in custody and detention centres are held in a secure, safe, decent and fair environment.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 12 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Protective services
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Custodial Officer
- Custody and detention officer
- Detention Officer
- Escorting Officer
- Prison Officer
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Contribute actively to promote a rehabilitative culture
- Undertake incident management and “ first on scene” response appropriately
- Recognise and be able to take steps to defuse potential conflict situations
- Conduct all searching appropriately, examples being the searching of individuals, buildings, vehicles and areas for the detection of illicit or prohibited items
- Explain processes, procedures and decisions to individuals in custody and detention so that they understand what will happen to them and why
- Maintain and update documentation, reports, records and supporting systems in-line with local, national and organisational requirements
- Work professionally within the custodial environment, including maintaining your own professional standards and development
- Work collaboratively with external stakeholders for example the Police, courts, National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies
- Work effectively as part of a team by positively contributing to team dynamics and being a trusted team member
- Identify risks and respond dynamically, for example carry out fire prevention protocols, or in the case of severe need, carry out a full evacuation plan in co-operation with others
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