You'll need the Professional Qualification in Probation to do this job. You can study for a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree before you apply for the Professional Qualification in Probation training programme.
A course in criminology, sociology or psychology may be helpful though most subjects are acceptable.
You'll usually need:
- at least 1 A level for a foundation degree
- 1 or 2 A levels for a higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels for a degree