Prison Officer Assessment & Interview Online Course


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Dive into 30+ hours of exceptional, expert-designed course content that guides you through every step of the Prison Officer recruitment process. From mastering the application form to acing aptitude tests and interviews, we provide a comprehensive roadmap to excel in the highly competitive recruitment competition.

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Prison Officer Online Course

Our online course is the only one of its kind in the country and is an exceptional preparation course for the Recruit Prison Officer selection process.

  • Exclusive Content: Gain access to the only course of its kind in Ireland, meticulously crafted with over 35 years of industry expertise in assessment and recruitment.
  • Complete Preparation: Our all-encompassing course includes detailed preparation.
  • Prison Officer Application Form: Strategies to stand out.
  • Prison Officer Aptitude Tests: Master both Numerical and Verbal Reasoning from basics to advanced.
  • Prison Officer Interviews: Demystify Competency-Based Interviews with our in-depth lessons and practice materials.
  • Role Play Exercise: Navigate through challenging scenarios with confidence, equipped with our expert guidance and sample scenarios.
  • Proven Success: Candidates who choose our course report significantly higher success rates in the recruitment process.
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“Deciding to go with Career Services to prepare me for each stage was the best decision I could have made, everything is laid out for you in an understandable format. I would highly recommend anyone who is applying for the Recruit Prison Officer position to give themselves a head start by using Career Services.”

Ken, Co. Westmeath

“I used your course for the Prison Service and did fantastic through the process because of it. I found Career Services extremely helpful, I can’t recommend them enough, I recommend them to everyone who wants to excel in whatever job they are pursuing. Top quality preparation.”

Francis, Co. Meath

“The course was excellent. I wouldn’t have passed the aptitude without doing it. Thanks.”

Fergal, Co. Roscommon

“Very professional tutors. Vast amount of useful knowledge. Well worth the money"

David, Co. Kildare

“Very good course. Really worth doing as we got very good information”

Gavin, Co. Dublin

“Excellent course! Would not have had a clue about the competencies without this course”

Tyrone, Co. Tipperary

“Excellent course and very informative. I have much more confidence now. I would highly recommend the course. Excellent tutors. Much appreciated”

Amanda, Co. Kildare

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Course Content

Numerical Reasoning Tests

Mathematics is not a strong point for many candidates, and it could be many years since you have previously attempted a formal maths assessment.  This course provides:


on the basic mathematical concepts (percentages, fractions, etc.) required to answer the numerical questions.

Practice Tests

expertly created practice tests and solutions to help you practice your mathematical skills. These are practice tests of varying difficulty levels to help you practice answering questions of a similar format to the official assessment.

Verbal Reasoning Tests

Verbal reasoning can be a difficult test as it involves reading a lot of confusing information and evaluating statements under very tight time constraints. This course provides:


tutor led video lessons on the format, approaches, and confusing language.

Practice Tests

expertly created practice tests with solutions.

Situational Judgement Tests

This involves multiple scenarios that you may encounter in a supervisory/middle management role within the Prison Service. 


on Situational Judgement Tests

Practice Exercises

expertly created job simulation practice scenarios

Role Play Exercise

In the exercise you are required to take on a specific role in a scenario . The role play takes different forms and you will receive your brief on the day of the exercise. This exercise is based on some of the key skills which have been identified as necessary for effective performance in the Recruit Prison Officer role.

Expert Guidance

guidance and advice on the Role Play Exercise

  • including a sample scenario
Interview Preparation

Get fully prepared for the Competency Based Interview

Interview lesson 1: Understand

  • Demystifying Competency-Based Interviews
  • Making the most of Reference Materials
  • Why competency based interviews are used
  • How the process works
  • The activities of the interview board and candidate
  • Reference Materials
  • Question Categories

Interview Lesson 2: Prepare

  • Application Form
  • How to identify the competencies for your interview
  • Performance / behavioural indicators Generating ideas for your examples
  • STAR Method Assessing your examples
  • Preparing Competency Examples
  • Condensing your information & reviewing

Interview Lesson 3: Perform

  • Performing at your best in the interview
  • The importance of verbal practice
  • What to expect on the day
  • Tips

This comprehensive course prepares you for the selection process in Recruit Prison Officer campaigns for the Irish Prison Service.

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