Offender learning

Supporting the workforce

Welcome to the Excellence Gateway’s offender learning exhibition site

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has a remit to consider the workforce development needs of the offender learning sector. As a result we commissioned a review to inform our long-term vision for meeting the needs of the Criminal Justice sector.

In order to meet the immediate needs of the varied workforce a programme of activity took place between December 2014 and March 2015.  Read more in our briefing paper. We are planning our 2017-18 programme of support, but in the meantime here is an overview of what was available in 2016-17.

This site brings together resources to support you whatever your role within the offender learning workforce. For example, the leadership and management section will link you to our leadership and management toolkit and the teaching and learning section provides a wide range of resources to help you whether you are delivering training within a prison or working within an education department.

The Foundation is pleased to be a member of the National Quality Improvement Group (NQIG) for Offender Learning.  The group also includes representatives from offender learning providers, prisons and relevant government departments.  Meetings are held on a regular basis to share information and as a result an action plan has been produced to improve the quality of offender learning provision. The Education and Training Foundation facilitate the Improving Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Maths and English Practice Development Group (PDG) which helps implement the targets relating to maths and English within the action plan.

Find out more about the work of the Education and Training Foundation by watching our video.


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