|EPTA Member since||2010|
|1) What level of pre-education is required?||In each case, the level required for accessing to the concrete position at the work centre|
|2) What is the minimum – maximum age of trainees?||18 - 65|
|3) Which tests are included in the recruitment assessment?|
|Physical||Practical exercices, only for safety guards inside prisons|
|Psychological/Personality||\"Ad hoc\" ones|
|Language||Level C of Catalan and enough knowledge of Spanish|
a) The Centre takes part in the recruitment processess, only if this is indicated in the rules of such procesess
b) Teachers that work in prisons belong to the Education Department, so they haver their own recruitment processess
c) Medical staff belong to the National Health System, so they have, as well, their own recruitment processess
Length of initial/basic training of prison officer? (*see definition)
|1) Excluding in-service training||3 weeks (125 hours): 2 first weeks are common (100 hours); the thrid one is particular for each category|
|2) Including in-service training|
|How many weeks class room?|
|How many weeks practical prison work?|
|3) Is the initial/basic training accredited?||Yes|
|4) EQF level of initial/basic training||See the answer to question 1|
|5) What are the subjects that are trained at the initial/basic level?|
The Centre includes the different subjects in categories that are related with the concept of Professional Competences. All these competences are defined and described, beforehand, in different protocols (a single one for each work position).
In any case, at the initial/basic level we include the follow 4 categories:
a) The Intitutional Competence
b) The management of sensible information
c) The importance of communication
d) The personal orientation to prevent and solve conflicts
|6) What does final exam contain?|
a) Theoretical questions about the different subjects
b) Different questions related with a practical case
|7) What type of exam?||Written|
|1) Is continuous training obligatory?||Yes|
|2) If yes, which modules are obligatory?|
Continuous training is expected to be followed during all the professional career at the organisation.
Each member of the staff has 40 hours per year to invest in continuous Training choosing among different options included in the offer that each six months the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialized Training launchs.
Moreover, and out of this frame, the Centre delivers (according with the priorities of the Prison Service) strategical training on matters that are considered as priorities. In these cases, the modules are obligatory for those staff directly involved in any of the particular areas concerned by such priorities.
* Definition of a prison officer:
Responsible for safety and security as well as prisoner rehabilitation. promote social behavior and address the offending behavior of prisoners. A prison officer belongs to a public service body.
Director: Laura Martínez Portell
Contact Person: Marc Cerón
Director: Mr. Sergi Blàzquez i Quevedo (Secretary of Penal Measures, Reinsertion and Attention to Victims)
Address: Carrer del Foc, 57; 08038 Barcelona