NRDC/NIACE Armed forces research on impact of numeracy and literacy skills now supporting prison education
Date posted: 03 August 2012
Intensive Maths and English pilot lessons for prisoners
The government yesterday announced the implementation of Maths and English lessons in UK prisons, based on the style and rubric of the intensive courses delivered by The Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force.
The course consists of 35 hours of lessons in the space of one week, with further training for those who need it. Skills Minister John Hayes stated that lessons will be 'adapted to the prison environment', in so far as being inserted into a prisoner's already existing vocational courses, and taught at the start of the sentences to avoid course disruption.