Community Justice (7432)

Last Updated: 02 Aug 2012
The NVQs in Community Justice can help you get a job or take on more responsibility in probation, social work or the voluntary sector.

You'll develop your existing knowledge and gain valuable team working and management skills to help you move on to a more senior position in the sector.
The NVQs in Community Justice are for anybody working with offending behaviour in the probation, social work or voluntary sectors.

You need a current work placement and some previous experience in the sector.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on the options you choose, you'll cover things like:

  • promoting equality and value diversity
  • helping individuals address their offending behaviour
  • teamwork
  • protecting yourself from the risk of violence at work.

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

For the NVQ in Community Justice: Work with Offending Behaviour you'll be assessed at work, taking part in professional discussions and preparing accounts and case studies.

Which level is right for me?

Level 3
You've worked with offending behaviour for some time, in probation, social work or voluntary sector agencies - you have plenty of experience, and your work might already involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your knowledge and teamwork skills further, perhaps to move into a management role.

Level 4
You work in a senior role within the probation, social work or voluntary sector, and deal with offending behaviour. You might want to continue your professional development or get the skills to run your own team or department.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The NVQs in Community Justice can help you in a range of jobs including:

  • Social Worker
  • Probation Worker
  • Community Safety Officer
  • Domestic Abuse Liaison Officer
  • Witness Liaison Officer.

Once you have completed this qualification you have a route into professional qualifications in other areas such as community development work and policing. There are relevant qualifications that might interest you in a range of areas including:

  • community development work
  • active citizenship
  • advice and guidance
  • policing
  • education and training
  • conflict management.

If you'd like to move into management you might also be interested in courses from the Institute of Leadership and Management.   www.i-l-m.com

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver an NVQ, you need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

You can get fast-track approval if you offer:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Community Justice: Work with Offending Behaviour (7494-31)
  • Level 4 NVQ in Community Justice: Work with Offending Behaviour (7494-41).

Download the form for fast-track approval from the centre documents section.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 4

Level 4 will suit you if you work in a senior role. You might want to continue your professional development or get the skills to run your own team or department.

You complete three core units:
  • Promote equality and value diversity
  • Process information relating to individuals' offending behaviour
  • Enable individuals to understand and address their difficulties.
You choose one optional unit from:
  • Protect yourself from the risk of violence at work
  • Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour.
You also choose eight more optional units. To see the full list of optional units download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The NVQs in Community Justice can help you in a range of jobs including:

  • Social Worker
  • Probation Worker
  • Community Safety Officer
  • Domestic Abuse Liaison Officer
  • Witness Liaison Officer.

Once you have completed this qualification you have a route into professional qualifications in other areas such as community development work and policing. There are relevant qualifications that might interest you in a range of areas including:

  • community development work
  • active citizenship
  • advice and guidance
  • policing
  • education and training
  • conflict management.

If you'd like to move into management you might also be interested in courses from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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