Novus delivers education, rehabilitation support and opportunity to 60,000 adults and young people across England and Wales.
We work in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), Youth Custody Service (YCS), HMPPS Wales, NHS trusts, national and devolved governments, Local Enterprise Partnerships, charities, employers and local authorities to create the foundations for change both for individuals and for our communities.
With over 25 years’ experience, Novus is recognised for its offender rehabilitative provision, including outstanding functional, vocational and enriched education, employment support, professional service and transformation delivery, working collaboratively with local stakeholders.
Our extensive expertise of providing support to individuals enables them to achieve their potential. This includes information, advice and guidance services; support for vulnerable individuals and individuals with Special Education Needs (SEN); and Through-the-Gate and community-based services.
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.
COVID-19 UPDATE 07.01.2021
COVID-19 and national restrictions meant we needed to quickly respond to a new way of delivery in prison education. Our teams have worked tirelessly to create workbooks and provide new ways of working so that we can continue to support our learners with access to education to enable them to achieve the best outcome they can.
We are working closely with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and Youth Custody Service (YCS) to create a COVID-safe programme of learning that has the health and safety of our learners and colleagues at its heart, just as other education settings are doing across the country. Health and safety is an area of critical importance to us and our central Group COVID team has been in continuous operation since the beginning of the pandemic managing and monitoring all risks and issues rigorously and consistently.
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.
The Framework to Create Opportunities
Peter Cox, Novus Managing Director, looks ahead to the changes taking place under the new Prison Education Framework and the opportunities the new framework brings to the sector.
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.
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.