BA Community and Criminal Justice

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  • Objectives
    This is the professional training required to become a probation officer.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * Probation trainees in the East of England and Midlands are employed by the Probation Areas to undertake this programme * There is no specific academic requirement, but as part of the process of selection for the position of Trainee Probation Officer all short-listed applicants will be required to undertake a written exercise to demonstrate their ability to study on this programme.
  • Academic title
    BA Community and Criminal Justice
  • Course description
    BA Community and Criminal Justice


    This an employer-based programme for probation trainees in the Midlands and East of England. It is delivered by De Montfort University in collaboration with the appropriate probation and development training consortia. The programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Regulatory Framework for the Diploma in Probation Studies (1998).

    The Degree provides a route for probation trainees to gain their Diploma in Probation Studies and to be accredited to NVQ Four. Part One consists of four academic modules in Foundation Skills and Methods, Values and Ethics, Orientation to the Criminal Justice System and People and Organisation in Society. In addition, there are four practice-based modules grouped around principles of effective practice and offender management.

    Part Two consists of eight academic modules linked to accreditation to NVQ Level Four in Community Justice. The academic modules contribute to the knowledge requirements for the NVQ: The Legal and Policy Framework, Penal Policy and the Probation Service, Assessing and Addressing Offending Behaviour, Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Research (Developing Effective Practice), Criminological Perspectives on Probation, Substance Use, and Mental Health and Professional Development within the Organisational Context.

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