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Apprenticeship and POELT

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Hi,
I have got an email today saying that all new prison officers starting in June in the North West will undertake a custody and detention apprenticeship.
The email also states that the apprenticeship will replace POELT.
I'm still going through vetting so if I get the job it will probably be after June.
Does that mean that those who start after June will not be sent on POELT or am I misunderstanding this ?
Applied - 06/12/20
Passed online tests - 23/12/20
VARC - 19/02/21
Passed VARC - 22/02/21
Conditional offer - 21/03/21
Vetting started - 01/04/21
Fitness and Medical Passed - 07/04/21

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Also had this email :) it's just basically changing the type of qualification, you still do the same amount of training and everything is still very similar by the sounds of it!

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It’s basically the same thing but your training is longer and you will need to have maths and English at a level 2 if you don’t have them you will have to sit along side you prison work.
You will still need to go on a course

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I had the same email and it's my understanding that well still do the two weeks in our chosen prison and ten weeks training as well as assignments throughout the year to gain a Level 3 qualification.

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Thats my understanding aswell Tia :)

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Does anyone know if you gained a Level 3 previously when completing training? Personally, I like the fact that I can get a formal qualification during probation period that will be good for any future employment/opportunities.

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Thanks Tia, that's what I was thinking but then the email said that the apprenticeship will replace POELT so I wasn't sure.
I'm hoping that's the case and we still get to learn with other newbies.
Applied - 06/12/20
Passed online tests - 23/12/20
VARC - 19/02/21
Passed VARC - 22/02/21
Conditional offer - 21/03/21
Vetting started - 01/04/21
Fitness and Medical Passed - 07/04/21

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I'm sure it will be. 😊

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I had the call on Friday and the lady talked me through this. Basically, it's the service moving their training to a more recognised qualification but its apparently very similar I've had a start date at my home prison for 1/6 and then 8 weeks 'foundation training' then some review dates within the next 9 months. Not sure what else the apprenticeship will have in store for us. As a side note, I've got my training at HMP Manchester and I'm wondering how intense it will be training at a CAT A? Got a CAT B as my home prison.

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Tia wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:01 am Does anyone know if you gained a Level 3 previously when completing training? Personally, I like the fact that I can get a formal qualification during probation period that will be good for any future employment/opportunities.
Yes, you gain a Level 3 in the managing and care of individuals in a custodial environment on the current set up.

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Hi so I had a call tonight to say they overbooked my original training at lindholme and now changed my training to Nottingham but on to a apprenticeship was wondering how hard is level 2 maths and English? Wasn't my best subjects at school so bit worried now

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Langurl the English and maths isn’t hard, there will be lost of stuff to help you improve it’s just such a shame to have to have done this. You can go online and there stuff that can help you improve your function skills also I have a iPhone
And there is apps also.

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