Provides training organisations with the guidance and rules needed to deliver OLASS provision.
The Skills Funding Agency manages the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) to integrate offender education with mainstream academic and vocational provision.
OLASS allows offenders in custody, according to need, to receive education and training. This in turn enables them to gain the skills and qualifications they need to get sustainable employment and have a positive role in society.
The performance management rules includes the performance management arrangements for training organisations contracted to provide learning and skills for offenders.
OLASS: contracted providers
The SFA has contracts with 4 organisations who provide learning and skills training for offenders across 10 areas of England.
|Area||OLASS 4 Provider|
|East of England||A4E|
|East Midlands||Milton Keynes College|
|London||The Manchester College|
|North East||The Manchester College|
|North West||The Manchester College|
|South Central||Milton Keynes College|
|Kent and Sussex||The Manchester College|
|South West||Weston College|
|West Midlands||Milton Keynes College|
|Yorkshire and Humber||The Manchester College|
The SFA, with the National Offender Management Service, carried out an open and competitive procurement process to re-procure Offenders’ Learning and Skills Services Phase 4 (OLASS 4) from 1 August 2012.
If you can’t find an answer to your query on this site, please email the OLASS team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, organisation and contact details to help us respond to your query as quickly as possible.
Alternatively, please write to:
Offenders' Learning and Skills Team
Skills Funding Agency
Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service Phase 4 (OLASS 4) governance guidance
This guidance note sets out the agreed governance arrangements for the management of the OLASS from August 2013, detailing key accountabilities and responsibilities. The guidance represents an agreed approach between the Agency and the National Management Service (NOMS) as co-commissioners.
OLASS funding rules
- Statutory guidance