—Prison Education Programme

Prison Education Programme

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Prison Education Programme

Education and training is an essential component of rehabilitation.  Our prison programmes offer offenders the best chance of building a more positive future upon release by delivering short courses with long lasting impacts.

Research by the Ministry of Justice found that people who had participated in education whilst in prison were significantly less likely to reoffend within 12 months of release than those who had not by 7.5% points.

With one of the highest prison populations in Europe, we are keen to work with commissioners to build education programmes that show real reduction in reoffending, and positive pathways to employment for ex-offenders in the UK.

What training is available?

Our skilled team can deliver a bespoke range of NCFE, City & Guilds, WAMITAB, ETA and VTCT accredited training. We work collaboratively with other specialist training providers to create training packages that work for your prison setting such as Welding, Barista training, HGV and Barbering skills.

  • Employability – Employability Skills, CV writing, mock interviews and disclosures
  • PSD/ Life Skills – Personal Change Management
  • Manual Handling – Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling
  • Customer Service – Level 2 Principles of Customer Service
  • Welding – Level 2 Award in Welding
  • Abrasive Wheels – Certificate in Abrasive Wheels Awareness
  • Biohazard – Level 1 Cleaning Principles-Biohazard CIWM (WAMITAB)
  • Health and Safety – Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • FLT – B1 Counterbalance/D1 Reach/Manual Handling
  • HGV – Full + CPC if required
  • Warehousing – Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing & Storage
  • Warehousing – Level 2 Principles of Warehousing & Storage
  • Warehousing – Level 2 Working within the Warehousing Industry
  • Sustainability – Level 2 Award in Sustainability & the Green Environment
  • Intro to Solar – Harness awareness/Intro to Solar/Working at Height In house
  • Recycling & Waste Management – Level 1 Award in Waste & Recycling
  • Recycling & Waste Management – Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative
  • Knapsack Spraying –  PA1 & PA6 Pesticide Spraying
  • Tractor Driving – Basic Tractor Training
  • Families – Level 1 Caring for Children NCFE
  • Infection Prevention – Level 2 Infection Prevention & Control
  • Barista – Level 2 Award in Barista Skills
  • Barbering – Level 2 Barbering
  • Industrial Cleaning – Level 1 Practical Cleaning Skills
  • High Level Cleaning – Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles
  • Biohazard
  • Manufacturing – Level 2 Manufacturing Practices
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Why partner with us?

Collectively, our team has over 70 years of experience in offender learning. Since 2019, our prison education programme has grown, and we have successfully delivered 42 contracts within 14 prisons across the UK. We are an Ofsted ‘Good’ and Matrix accredited, training provider who is committed to delivering quality training.

Working across male, female and Youth Offending Institute (YOI) settings, we have a high success rate.


Achievement  across all delivery


Individuals supported in 2022/23


Retention rates across all delivery

What do our prison partners and learners say?

“I learned a lot and have knowledge that I can now put forward into the real world. I’m glad I did this course.”


“It is a pleasure to work with an organisation who understand how difficult and challenging a prison environment can be and can adapt around problems that naturally arise in this environment.”


“It’s a pleasure to work with a company and its employees who see every aspect of delivery through to the very end with no cutting corners.”


“I have taken a lot from this course and have skills now I didn’t have before.”


Looking for quality prison training?

If you are interested in collaborating with Complete Skills Solutions to develop a bespoke offender training programme, get in touch.

Contact Us

Our call centre is open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm. Alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch.


0151 433 7171

B2 Switch House, North Perimeter Road, Bootle L30 7PT