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Custody and Detention Officer Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Custody and Detention Officer

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working within a secure environment such as prisons, detention centres and custodial establishments. As a Custody and Detention Officer apprentice, your role will require you to work with a variety of people who have different needs and display varied behaviour. It is your role to work to ensure those individuals are treated with dignity and respect and helped to find a new way of life while maintaining a safe, secure and structured environment. You will also play a key role in the rehabilitation of those in your care, acting to build commitment to change to reduce reoffending and to coach people in skills such as problem-solving and the management of emotions.

Programme structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.  Apprentices will be placed in a suitable role and supported by a tutor to achieve the standards and level 2 maths and English qualifications.

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 08/05/2018 will be assessed against ST0386/AP01

End-Point Assessment methods

  • Project
  • Professional Discussion

EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit and the Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Apprentice Support and Guidance Documents 

These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.

Think About - Project Report

Think About - Professional Discussion

Apprenti-kit - The effective delivery of this standard can be supported by the Level 3 Custody and Detention Officer Standard Apprenti-kit.