Milton Keynes College has worked with Offenders in both custody and the wider community for the past 27 years. We believe in the power of transforming lives through learning and are passionate about supporting learners and reducing the rate of re-offending through education and opportunity.
The new Prison Education Framework took effect on 1st April 2019. As a result of this latest tender we are excited to be working with 19 Prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons which make up the complete Long Term High-Security Estate across England, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.
So what does working with Offenders mean? Milton Keynes College are proud to deliver education across all 19 sites we work with. We offer a broad curriculum to offenders (Areas such as Functional Skills, Employability Skills, Vocational Programmes, Additional Learning Support, Links to Employment pathways and more), giving them an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, experience and confidence. In turn, this enables them to gain sustainable employment upon release or secure a career in custody which is particularly apt in the Long Term High-Security Estates.
By supporting offenders to engage with education, they can achieve qualifications and experience they can use on the outside and in custody. When offenders have access to education and are able to learn and develop, it has been proven to reduce the rate of re-offending - which is why we are so passionate about truly making a difference to individuals lives and society.
We are keen to engage with enthusiastic and creative people, whether you are interested in teaching, administration, management or even resettlement opportunities. We have a whole range of career possibilities. You don’t have to have teaching experience or come from an education background. Milton Keynes College can support you through qualifications and professional development.
The prisons we provide education to are located across England:
South Central Prisons:
At Milton Keynes College we know that the key to succeeding in our aims will be having the best people. We recruit for a wide variety of roles within our Prison Services provision – such as Administrators, Support Staff, Teachers and Managers.