Research and analysis

Prior qualifications of adults on offender learning and skills courses: January to March 2015

Findings of research into prior qualification levels of adult prisoners undertaking learning while in custody, January to March 2015.


Prior qualifications of adult OLASS learners 2015 - BIS research paper 260

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This research looks at the prior qualifications and motivations for learning of adult prisoners studying through the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS).

The findings only apply to the 3 colleges who provide prison learning, so the results cannot be generalised to all providers, which include private sector provision.

Published 8 January 2016