Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) Candidate Preparation Portal


Welcome to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service’s PQiP Virtual Assessment Centre Portal.

This is the official and only place to get the most up to date information to help you prepare for your PQiP Virtual Assessment Centre. Please take the time to explore this site to support you throughout your application.

Please note that due to Covid-19 we will be holding our assessments virtually.  

The Virtual Assessment Centre determines whether you have the abilities, behaviours and strengths required to become an effective Trainee Probation Officer.

What happens at the Virtual Assessment Centre?

The half-day sessions start with an introductory briefing session where you’ll be given information about the Virtual Assessment Centre and will be provided with instructions on navigating through the virtual platform. At the end of the Virtual Assessment Centre you will also have a de-brief session.


Preparing for Assessment

Assessment Criteria

Pre-Assessment Checklist

After the Assessment

FAQ and Contact