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Vocational training

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This series of vocational flyers have been produced to highlight opportunities that the prison workshops bring to gain skills for employment. At present vocational flyers have been produced for: Bicycle Repair, Bricklaying, Cleaning Services, Construction, Engineering, Engineering Multiskills, Graphic Design and Printmaking, Horticulture, Hospitality and Catering, Induction, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Tiling

Each flyer can be customised to suit individual prison training offers. If you produce a flyer for a different vocational area, please share it so that we can add it to this resource.

Construction skills at HMP Wealstun

The delivery of the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card at HMP Wealstun is a joined-up enterprise with education working with the prison to facilitate its success. 

Each time the CSCS testing vehicle visits the establishment HMP Wealstun allocates 16 learners to take their tests and so far they are achieving a pass rate of approximately 80%.

Find out more by reading the full article in our Winter Newsletter 2017.


English and maths

If you're looking for ideas on how to embed or contextualise English or maths to support your delivery you'll find information, activities, links and examples within the sector then explore the resources at the bottom of the page.

Take a look at our dedicated English and maths pages for more resources.

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Vocational trainingImage of a carpentry workshop

Watch our short video or read the Vocational Training chapter in our teaching and learning toolkit guide introducing you to some of the resources below and raising key questions for you to consider.


Continual professional development

Our News and events page we highlight events and courses relevant to the sector.

Find out what other practitioners and providers are doing in their delivery of vocational training by subscribing to our free Offender Learning Newsletter.


Resources

The resources below have been chosen to help you whether you work as an instructor in a prison workshop or deliver vocational training in a classroom. 

You can request printed copies of a wide variety of our free resources by completing this order form.

 

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