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Custodial Care

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £2,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Detention Custody Officer
  • Escort Custody Officer
  • Prison Officer/Prison Custody Officer
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Custodial Care
  • NVQ Diploma in Custodial Care (RQF)

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Diploma in Knowledge of Custodial Care
  • Diploma in Knowledge of Custodial Care (RQF)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.