Prison Officer Recruitment


Increasingly in recent years Aptitude Tests are being used as part of the selection process for many careers. One such career is the Irish Prison Service where the test determines whether or not applicants are cleared to the interview stage of the selection process. Performance of candidates in aptitude tests can be improved in a number of ways.

These include exposure to tests (i.e. by seeing tests in advance), by practice and by being taught good test technique. Throughout the course good test technique will be taught and developed.

Types of Tests Covered

All tests appropriate to this recruitment will be covered.

Emphasis will be placed on tests similar to those used in previous competitions for the selection of Prison Officer Trainees and on tests, which assess skills relevant to the position of Trainee Prison Officer along with tests used by Prison Services abroad.

If for any reason the Irish Prison Service Aptitude Test changes, Test Preparations will make such amendments as are necessary to our preparation courses to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest quality programme possible.

Test Preparations have been holding these courses since 1996 and during this time have had an extremely high success rate at both the Aptitude test and Interview stages of the selection process.


Next Course Commences


Saturday 24th February 2018.

09.00 AM to 6:00 PM


Dublin. Exact Location to be Announced Shortly

A full days of expert tuition and follow up online material.
Fee: €135

To Book a Place:

To secure a place on one of our courses a deposit of €75 should be paid by credit card by booking a place on 01- 902 05 66. The remainder is payable on the first morning of the course. Deposits are non refundable.


Tel: 01 8207449 or 0862054526
Limited Places Available


Please try to register before 08:30 in the morning.


All Test Preparations Instructors are qualified teachers, holding either an Honours or Masters Degree and Higher Diploma in Education. In addition to this our principal Instructor, Paul O’Reilly is qualified in test administration to British Psychometric Society Standards.