Creating Foundations for Change

At Novus we work with passion to create the foundations for change and believe in the power of our services to improve lives. We are driven by a shared commitment and care, and are delighted to work in partnership to achieve our mission.

For almost 30 years Novus has been helping offenders change direction and we are proud to have directly contributed to the sustainable rehabilitation, resettlement and employment of tens of thousands of individuals across England and Wales.    

Novus is part of the LTE Group, a UK social enterprise dedicated to improving lives and economic success through learning and skills. We fulfil our Group’s social mission by providing the learning, skills and opportunity that offenders need to build positive futures for themselves, their families, and our communities.  

Backed by the strength of the Group and our sister organisations – leading providers of apprenticeships and work-based training, technical and professional higher education, further education and professional development courses - we can provide our learners with wider opportunities to continue their progression and prospects beyond the gate.

Our team of highly qualified, experienced teachers, tutors and trainers provide accessible and inclusive educational services, delivered through blended, group, one-on-one and remote learning, in secure settings and in the community.

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Our Provision: The Foundations for Change

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English, Maths and Digital Skills

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Vocational and
Technical Education

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Higher Level and
Distance Learning

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Progression and
Career Pathways

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Enrichment and Engagement

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Building positive futures

We want everyone to grow with Novus. We engage with over 60,000 learners and every one of our services have been designed to be accessible and usable and to ensure that learners of all ages, abilities and circumstances can progress. We are passionate in our care and positive in our outlook.  Our extensive expertise of providing support to individuals helps them to achieve their potential. Through our unique Novus Works Employer Partnership programme, we are working with over 200 quality, socially engaged employers, providing sustainable career pathways.  

Our success as an organisation and team is based around collaboration with our service commissioners, partners and learners.  We work together with our public, community and employer partners, including the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Youth Custody Service, G4S, MTC, National, devolved and local governments, charities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and employers, towards shared aims, helping individuals turn their lives around. 

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Grow with Novus

Novus has been commissioned as the education provider at 43 adult men’s and women’s prisons across England under the Prison Education Framework contract; at two privately operated adult men’s prisons and two Young Offenders Institutions. In Wales, we have Novus Cambria, a joint venture with Coleg Cambria, delivering learning and skills at HMP Berwyn, and Novus Gower, a joint venture with Gower College Swansea, doing the same at HMP Parc.

We also provide a wide range of additional educational, training, enrichment and support services at prisons across England and Wales.    

We are a values-based organisation that has people at its heart. This includes not only our learners, but colleagues, whose ongoing personal and professional growth and development are important to us. We want everyone to have the opportunity to grow with Novus.