We are aware that there are websites in operation offering assistance to candidates with PQiP assessments – please note that these are not official websites, nor are they endorsed by the Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service.

This is a half day assessment, completed online. We test to see if you have the abilities, behaviours and strengths to be a probation officer.

The assessment will involve:

Assessment Criteria

During the online assessment centre you will be assessed on the behaviours, strengths and abilities outlined below.




Reasonable Adjustments

You may have informed us that you have a disability within your application form and chose to apply using the Reasonable Adjustments Scheme.

If you selected any adjustments from the predefined list, you can expect to receive your selected reasonable adjustments during your online assessment centre without taking any action.

If you selected that you require adjustments which were not on the predefined list, you should have been in contact with the Reasonable Adjustments Scheme Team to organise your individual adjustments. If you feel you need reasonable adjustments to support you, and have not spoken to our team please contact us at or on 03452415358. If you have any queries about your adjustments on the day of your online assessment centre, please make the Host aware in the first instance.