Since being formed in June, 2014, as part of the Government’s reform of probation services, Wales CRC has supported 70 Probation Service officers to achieve the Vocational Diploma in Probation Practice (VQ3) and a further 34 are expected to complete the qualification by July. Four Wales CRC employees have also achieved the TAQA assessors award.
Ten staff have trained as probation officers through the higher level Probation Qualification Framework and seven are due to qualify and gain promotion this summer. Thirty-five managers have taken the Leadership and Management ILM level five qualification.
“This commitment ensures that highly-skilled probation services are provided by employees qualified to help offenders to reduce their reoffending, rehabilitate and keep the public in Wales safe,” Dawn Blower, Probation Director for Wales Community Rehabilitation Company