Distance learning in prisons

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PET funds distance learning, offering around 250 different courses in levels and subjects otherwise unavailable in prisons.

Prisons are expected to provide basic education in a few subjects, but governors usually lack the funding to provide higher-level, specialised qualifications that can help someone use their time productively and find a job after release. PET works to ‘fill the gaps’ by funding education that will help someone build a successful future.

By choosing distance learning, prisoners can:

  • Achieve the same qualifications that they would in school, college or beyond
  • Choose from a wide range of subjects and levels
  • Get sent course materials and get feedback from a personal tutor by post
  • Study independently, at their own pace and in their own space
  • Take their course with them if they’re transferred to another prison

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26 Feb 2019 | Distance learning , PET news | Distance Learning

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