For more than two decades, we have been delivering innovative high quality education, training and employment opportunities to adults and young people in UK prisons.

Over the years our role within the justice sector has grown and diversified as we built a reputation as an innovator in rehabilitation and 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.

We’ve come a long way from our starting point as a provider of prison education in nine prisons in the North West and Yorkshire to our current position working in more than 50 prisons and young offender institutions across the UK, providing education, training and employability services to over 60,000 learners.

As we move forward, we have a great opportunity to build on our heritage while strengthening our position as experts in the sector. We are laying the foundations for change as a not-for-profit social enterprise, the first in our sector, with new and innovative approaches.

We are a high performing provider of education, training and employability services to men, women and young people in custodial settings.

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Novus Works connects employers with skilled candidates that are ready to start work and motivated to build a career.

We work in prisons across England and Wales, delivering training to ensure that prison leavers are equipped with the right skills, qualifications and attitude, so they can progress into work.

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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.

We have expanded our services after being awarded a number of new contracts, enabling us to help more children, young people and adults to lead crime-free lives.

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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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