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Our Vision for the Future, Transforming Offenders’ Lives Through Learning

The College has worked successfully with offenders both in custody and the wider community for over 27 years. We have delivered and worked in partnership, across a range of prisons and locations, to enable our students to improve their personal skills and self-belief, whilst developing the skills needed to help them settle into prison life or resettle on release. Our approach is to focus on character as much as curriculum to achieve long-term behaviour change and lasting social impact, as we work to reduce re-offending.

Currently, we deliver the PEF contract in 19 prisons across England in the South Central region and Long Term High Security Estate. We work with MTC Novo to deliver the in-custody Community Rehabilitation Services in the Thames Valley and we also deliver library services in custody.

We work with our prison service partners to develop individualised programmes of study that lead to a range of positive outcomes. To support these outcomes, we have focused on particular aspects of the service, including the expansion of our Employment Academy model, developed in partnership with employers, to deliver training that meets employers’ needs and leads to real jobs on release. Our Additional Learning Support programme also helps students achieve who may otherwise be disadvantaged for a number of learning reasons.

Our vision is for the College and learning

  • To be at the heart of the prison through a ‘one prison’ approach, where learning is an inspiring and transformational process enabling progress to employment, further learning and successful resettlement on release
  • To enable prisoners to be inspired to achieve and progress
  • To provide a range of clear and accessible learner pathways across the prison and through the gate
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Our work with learners

Our People

Meet some of the people involved in Prison Services, striving to offer the best education experience, inspire change and fighting for more.

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Our Locations
South CentralLTHSE SouthLTHSE North
HMP BullingdonHMYOI AylesburyHMP Frankland
HMP ErlestokeHMP BelmarshHMP Full Sutton
HMP GrendonHMP Isle of WightHMP Garth
HMP HuntercombeHMP Long LartinHMP Gartree
HMP SpringhillHMP SwalesideHMP Manchester
HMP WinchesterHMP WoodhillHMP Wakefield
HMP Whitemoor