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Transforming lives post-conviction

Having strong foundations in place can significantly improve the chances of success in reducing the likelihood of offending amongst people with convictions. Strong foundations are enhanced by providing access to education and skills that increase life chances and opportunities to gain employment.

Our aim is to support the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to deliver against its strategic priorities, by providing high-quality interventions that improve rehabilitation and resettlement pathways for people leaving prison, or those serving community sentences.

Custody and Community

We offer an end-to-end functional skills and employability pathway solution that can be shaped, designed and tailored to meet the needs of our partners and learners in both custodial and community settings.

Our qualifications are nationally accredited, and designed to be flexible in their delivery. Our in-house curriculum development team can design bespoke learning materials to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. We can support in-prison education with the delivery of: 

  • Functional Skills 
  • Online qualifications 
  • PDF (paper-based qualifications) 
  • Prison industry-specific cleaning / food hygiene 
  • Work readiness in the real world 

Leaving prison and resettling into the community can be extremely challenging. We offer a wide range of support for people leaving prison to support them into education and employment.  

  • Online accredited training
  • Employability training in the community 
  • Apprenticeships in Hair and Beauty, Construction or Transport and Storage

We believe every person has the ability to transform their lives, regardless of convictions. We offer a range of progression pathways from higher-level study, to gaining management-level qualifications. 

  • Higher-level study 
  • Management 
  • Access to Higher Education Diplomas 
  • Level 3 qualifications

Life-Changing Stories: Claire was charged with neglect in 2018 and was introduced to Learning Curve Group through her probation officer. 

Education, Employment and Rehabilitation

The Prisons White Paper sets out a clear strategy and a 10-year vision for longer-term reform which includes the modernisation of the prison estate and a seamless working relationship with the Probation Service. Prisoner education services are designed to facilitate education, employment, and rehabilitation as part of six long-term priorities which include:

  • Literacy and numeracy so that prisoners leave with the basics they need
  • Skills to give people the further foundations and qualifications they need for work, including for the digital age.
  • Employment to give people purpose and opportunities for life on release, opening up the estate to employers and exploring opportunities outside the prison walls.

Meet our Justice Director

Peter has worked across the criminal justice sector for over 25 years; supporting people with a broad spectrum of support and social care needs. Pete has worked within a broad range of front line voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations supporting people at all parts of the judicial, custodial and community justice system. He led on a world first ‘Through the Gate’ binary PbR pathfinder aimed at reducing reoffending amongst short sentenced prisoners. When Pete joined LCG, he was immediately struck by the breadth of the learning offer and the opportunities to support people in both prison and community settings; creating learning and career pathways that increase life chances and reduce reoffending through opportunity and employability.

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