About the course
This certificate provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working or seeking work as a senior corrections officer engaged in providing safe, secure and humane containment of prisoners whilst working towards reducing re-offending.<br /><br />The qualification builds on the National Certificate in Offender Management (Level 3) [Ref: 0678], and equips the trainee for more senior roles in the prison environment by:<br />. broadening the professional skills at level 3, so that the trainee has competence across a greater range of activities performed in a normal prison;<br />. adding word processing and report writing skills to improve administrational capability;<br />. adding interpersonal communication skills mostly at level 4 to prepare the trainee for increased levels of responsibility in relation to management and prisoners; and<br />. adding skills at level 4 and 5 relating to adult training to allow for facilitation of staff training programmes for more junior levels.<br /><br />The qualification is obtained by achieving credits for all compulsory unit standards. A number of optional unit standards are available for use in some employment situations.<br /><br />The qualification has been designed for training in the workplace, although the generic unit standards could be achieved off-job.<br /><br />Holders of this certificate may progress to the National Certificate in Offender Management (Level 5) [Ref: 0975].