Novus in Custody Prison to Employment

Receiving a custodial sentence is a life-altering event, but it also represents an opportunity to change.

Novus sets offenders on the path to employment by providing high quality offender education, training and employability services, underpinned by functional English and Maths.

We take pride in raising their aspirations and helping them to reach their full potential. We are passionate about the services we provide.

Our dedicated teams up-skill offenders to ensure that when they are released and resettled back into their local communities, they are able to live law-abiding lives.

Case Studies

New chapter for Rebecca

When Novus learner ‘Rebecca’ arrived at HMP Low Newton, she could not read and had not completed her formal education. With children and grandchildren at home, it broke her heart that she could not join in with reading sessions.

After beginning her sentence, she engaged with the Shannon Trust mentor on her wing and started to learn how to read. As her confidence grew, she became motivated to continue improving her literacy skills and gain qualifications in the process.

Hospitality training opens doors for 'Stephen'

When 'Stephen' began his sentence at HMP Lindholme, he had never been educated and had never been employed. He felt trapped in a loop, with the odds stacked against him ever being able to make a change.

Fast-forward to the present day and he is working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Hospitality, having successfully completed Level 2 Hospitality and Barista skills.

Stephen never imagined this kind of transformation was possible.

He is one of a number of learners benefiting from Novus’ partnership with Q Hotels, which sees learners receive training, expert guidance and guaranteed job interviews for roles within the hotel chain, building on the skills and qualifications already available to them through their Novus studies.

Novus By The Numbers

Novus is proud to say that over 80% of our provision is rated 'Good' or better by HMIP/Ofsted.

Over 80% of our provision rated good or better by HMIP/Ofsted

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Novus has formed a number of successful partnerships which complement the high quality training and skills we deliver to learners in custody.

Our custody partners supply specialist strategic input into the delivery of our education provision and offer us an invaluable insight into their sector.

They can also provide industry-recognised programmes within custody and support learners ‘through the gate’ into appropriate progression opportunities.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and give even more people the chance to embark on a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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