Education and Employment
In Ashfield College all prisoners have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of educational activities. These include mathematics, I.T, English, digital arts, design & print, bakery, business skills and life skills. We also deliver a broad vocational curriculum which includes electrics, carpentry, plumbing, plastering & tiling, paint & decorating, horticulture, industrial cleaning and a working Bistro.
Our provision is built around skill and employability-development and we place an emphasis on the importance of achieving nationally-recognised qualifications as part of rehabilitation. Prisoners are able to undertake tuition through distance-learning providers such as the Open University alongside the curriculum offered by the college.
Opportunities in waste management, laundry and light industries allow prisoners to develop work-related skills whilst contributing to the running of the establishment.