UK Government report outlining reforms to the adult offender education system in England. The reforms aim to ensure a greater emphasis on the results that education and training in prison delivers.
The way learning is delivered in prisons will also be overhauled to better reflect the way the prison system is organised and improve value for money.
Making Prisons Work: Skills for Rehabilitation sets out the Government's commitment to:
- Increase the range and relevance of learning, focusing on the skills employers need.
- Support more work opportunities in prison.
- Improve links with employers, ensuring where possible a relationship with employers has been established before release.
- Boost activity to prepare prisoners for apprenticeship opportunities on release.
- Focus learning delivery towards the end of prisoners' sentences - linking it directly to needs in the labour market on release.
- Reshape careers advice provided in custody.
- Trial outcome incentive payments - giving colleges and training providers a greater stake in delivering learning successfully.
- Restructure the delivery of offender learning around the clusters of prisons within which prisoners normally move - bringing more coherence to the system.