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Custody and Detention Officer

Supervise and rehabilitate inmates in custody and detention centres.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,500 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Apprentices must be aged over 18.

What apprentices will learn
  • the policies and procedures relevant to the custodial environment
  • the key and critical aspects of security
  • the rights and responsibilities of those in custodial care or detention
  • the importance of caring for vulnerable people
  • recognise and understand the impact of mental health issues on individuals

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.