PSI 33: Open University, Higher Education & Distance Learning

Published: Jun 2010

Ministry of Justice

NOMS encourages establishments to provide prisoners with opportunities for higher education and distance learning as an important contribution to their resettlement, as well as a way to assist prisoners’ with long term sentences to positively engage with regimes. This instruction provides a framework through which staff must process prisoners’ applications whilst ensuring that security and sifting processes are rigorous. Applications for relevant funding must also be thorough. This PSI also provides guidance on the suggested support required for successful completion of studies.