Milton Keynes College has successfully worked with offenders for over 25 years. They have helped learners improve their personal skills and self-belief, whilst developing the skills needed to settle in to prison life or resettle on release.
Milton Keynes College is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England. The College is contracted to work across 28 prisons in the East & West Midlands and the South-Central region, 30% of all delivery nationally. The College works with MTC Novo to deliver in-custody Community Rehabilitation Services in the Thames Valley region and also delivers library services in custody.
The College has worked with prisons to create individualised learning programmes that lead to a range of positive outcomes. To support these outcomes, they have developed aspects of their service, such as increased Additional Learning Support for disadvantaged learners, and the development of their Employment Academy model, which was created with employers to meet their needs and lead to real jobs on release.
The College aims to inspire learners to achieve and progress, and to provide a wide range of learner pathways both in the prison and through the gate. Their goal is to be at the heart of the prison service through an individualised approach, where learning is an inspirational and transformational process which ultimately leads to successful resettlement.