Frontline features a work-based postgrad qualification and accelerated leadership development. It has on-the-job training in Greater Manchester, Greater London, Buckinghamshire or Essex. You must have a 2.1 or first to be considered, along with 300 UCAS points
Think Ahead is a new route to becoming a mental health social worker. You’ll be paid to work in an expert team alongside clinical professionals, study for a master’s degree in social work, and receive leadership training. Applications open in the Autumn, with a deadline in January.
From 2016 the qualification route to become a Probation Officer changes. The Probation Qualifications Framework is replaced by Community Justice Learning
There is no longer a requirement to have a relevant degree in order to undertake the new Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP)
As well as your degree, you will need to have had practical experience of working with offenders or individuals with challenging behaviour
You will also need to have completed four required modules in: The Criminal Justice System; Understanding Crime and Criminal Behaviour; Penal Policy and the Punishment of Offenders; Rehabilitation of Offenders
You can qualify through a higher education or work-based route
There is the Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG), which includes the postgraduate diploma in career guidance (DipCG). It is either 1 year full time or 2 years part time, and combines study with work-based learning