Novus delivers education, training and employment opportunities to 60,000 adults and young people in over 50 prisons, young offender institutions and secure settings across the UK.

With over 25 years’ experience in offender learning, we have built a reputation as an innovator in rehabilitation, working towards reducing re-offending by transforming people's lives through learning and skills.

We are part of LTE Group, the first integrated education and skills group of its kind in the UK and the largest social enterprise in the country dedicated to learning, training and employment.

Over the years our role within the justice sector has grown and diversified, working with a wide variety of partner organisations, to raise the aspirations of offenders to increase employability and reduce the re-offending rate.

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The Novus Works partnership is a collaboration between ourselves and select employers to provide qualifying organisations with a free pre-selection, upskilling, placement and integration service - and our learners with an opportunity to build a better future.

We offer our employment partners a bespoke talent pipeline that will help to meet their needs for skilled and motivated staff. In return, our partners provide our learners with meaningful employment that offers them a fair wage, dignity and an opportunity to start their new career.

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Novus Research & Knowledge Share

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Latest Policies & Papers

Rapid Evidence Assessment of Offender Learning in Prisons

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Recent Blogs

How can we support female prisoners and their future?

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Prison Education in focus….

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Literacy and Numeracy among prisoners

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Our Locations

Novus delivers education, training and employability services to more than 60,000 offenders in over 50 sites across the UK.

These include Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMPs), privately run prisons and young offender institutions.

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Novus is proud to have built successful and effective partnerships that work to the benefit of over 60,000 learners annually.

From the long-standing working relationships to the more recent partnerships we have forged, we are delighted to join forces in transforming the lives of children, young people and adults through the provision of high quality learning and employability skills.

Working with the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service as well as a wide range of visionary charities and organisations, we strive to raise our learners’ aspirations, support them back into purposeful activity, prepare them for the world of work and consequently reduce the risk of reoffending.

Our partners offer crucial strategic input into the delivery of our services and provide an insight into their sector, ensuring Novus evolves and our work remains of the highest quality.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and put even more people on the path to a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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