• Reference BC160623
  • Remuneration N/A
  • Role/TypePermanent/Part Time
  • LocationNationwide - remote


RSR offer a completely free probation training service aimed at former Probation Officers and Probation Service Officers seeking to return to work, or simply in need of refreshing their skills.

RSR Justice will deliver this course on the following dates:

Sat 24th – Sun 25th June 2023

Sat 15th – Sun 16th July 2023

Sat 19th – Sun 20th Aug 2023

Sat 16th – Sun 17th Sept 2023

This training programme is designed for candidates/delegates who have been out of offender management or the prison and probation sector for a number of years. It is to be completed prior to returning to work in offender management, with the aim of increasing the supply of skilled Probation Officers and Probation Service Officers.

Alternatively, the programme can be a refresher course to maintain continuous professional development for the existing workforce and as a tool to go over key areas of practice and knowledge and demonstrate continuing baseline capability.

The programme outputs:

  • The current political and professional context of the prison and probation service and how this has developed since 2014
  • Opportunity to share and discuss anxieties about returning to Probation.
  • Full review of the current sentencing structure in the criminal courts.
  • Information given about the use of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and how Probation Officers contribute to sentencing
  • The Criminal Justice Act 2015
  • Information given about the latest legal amendments made to the sentencing structure
  • How to write Pre-Sentence Reports and the role of professional moderation.
  • Information given on Offender Management and Desistance
  • A review of the assessment tools used
  • Information about the theoretical basis of assessment tools
  • Information about current use of Risk Assessment

 The course has eight modules covering different areas of offender management theory, legislation and practice as above and is completed by taking a true or false quiz to determine a pass or fail.

Participants will be able to try again if they select a wrong answer. Once participants have successfully completed the Q + A section, they should move onto the next chapter.

Once all the modules are completed, participants are required to complete a final multiple-choice test comprising 20 questions. The questions, whilst obviously based on the subjects covered during the course, are not the same as those posed at the end of each chapter. Once completed participants will receive feedback on their final score and will receive a certificate if they have passed.


The training will be delivered over two days, across weekends, over Zoom – virtually and the link will be sent out beforehand. The day will start at 9am until 4pm with breaks in between.

If you would like to express an interest in attending the course or would like some more information please send an email

If you would like to discuss the training on the phone then please call Bhavica Chauhan on 0203 119 3305.

Alternatively, if this course is not for you but you know someone who would benefit please refer them as we are offering £300 per referral for anyone who undertakes the course and then goes on to work for us in a contract for the Probation Service for at least three months.

RSR Justice is member of the Red Snapper Group.

The Red Snapper Group acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) - a free and confidential service to candidates.

The Red Snapper Recruitment Group is an equal opportunities employer. 


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