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About this course

This is the first UK University accredited programme for Custody Induction Training for Health Professionals. Service Providers across England have met to agree the core elements of the knowledge and skills required by Health Professionals in their first employment within a Custody Setting.

This Course will support you in developing a Pro le of Evidence to demonstrate your achievement of these core elements, via an on-line delivery of learning. Throughout your Course you will be allowed time to integrate academic learning with experiential learning (practice) to allow you to have a greater depth of understanding and achieve a sense of confidence to take your learning forward.


Key features

On-line knowledge will deliver the core elements of this Course to ensure you will be able to successfully complete all elements of the assessment,

which includes the development of a Profile of Evidence, where you will be required to write 5 pieces of reflection demonstrating your achievement of the core elements. This work can also be utilised to satisfy part of the NMC Revalidation requirements. It is your understanding of your application of learning which is assessed via a Viva (an oral examination). The core elements are as follows:

  • Legislation
  • Roles and Responsibilities of
  • Custody Environment
  • Custody Health Professional Roles and Responsibilities
  • Information Governance
  • Service Speci c
  • Assessment of the Detainee
  • Documentation of Injuries
  • Interventions
  • Handover


Entry requirements

Students must be working in a custodial setting, whose role is responsible for the healthcare needs of detainees and work for a Service Provider who deliver, or who has access to, Custody Induction Training for Healthcare Professionals.

Students would have to identify a mentor in their workplace before applying for the Course.



You will be offered academic support via Award Tutors and on-line support through the University’s on-line resource Blackboard.



The Viva assessment will be held at Faculty of Health Science sites at Blackheath Lane, Stafford or Stok-on- Trent Leek Road site. Alternatively, your organisation may commission assessments in-house.

Cost: £150

For organisation’s who wish to commission courses please contact the student and course administrative team


Course Co-ordinator:

Margaret Bannerman
01785 353852


Please contact:

The Student and the Course Administrative Team

Staffordshire University Faculty of Health Blackheath Kane

Faculty of Health

Blackheath Kane

ST18 0AD
01785 353766