The curriculum specifies the type of training to be delivered, the duration of the training, and the target group of staff that will be trained. The curriculum is divided into 5 parts.
PART 1 – Initial ‘pre-service’ Training
This training is intended for new recruits to GSIN. These new recruits will complete the prison staff entry-level training course lasting [40 days – 8 weeks].
PART 2 – Leadership and Management Training
This training is for supervisory and management staff either in prisons or at prison headquarters. It provides the knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully fulfil their leadership role and to undertake managerial duties.
PART 3 – Specialist Training
This training is intended for existing GSIN staff that have a specialist role. This specialism can either be because of a function that their duties require them to undertake or can be because of the type of prisoner that they work with.
PART 4 – Training on new policies and refresher training
This training is intended for existing GSIN staff. It is training that is needed because a new policy is being introduced and staff needs to be aware of it or because staff needs to be trained to deliver the new policy. This training element also includes general refresher training for existing staff.
PART 5 – Training for external professionals
This training is intended for external professionals who are working in prison for the first time and who require basic induction training on prison policies and processes (such as security and avoiding manipulation and conditioning by prisoners).
UNODC (2011). Training Policy and Curriculum. United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime, Vienna. Microsoft Word – Training Curriculum_ENG_Approved Oct11.doc (unodc.org)