Providing the
Foundations for Change

For almost 30 years, Novus has worked with offenders providing them with the foundations they need to improve their future.

These foundations are the essential, functional skills we all need to fully participate in society. They are a helping hand back into education and the educational enrichment experiences that promote self-confidence and self-knowledge. They are the support services that ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to progress and achieve. And they are the individual pathways towards careers with a future, the vocational skills they need and the opportunities to gain sustainable, paid employment and progress.

They are the foundations for change.

Once we've ensured that prison leavers are ready for the next step, we connect employers with skilled candidates that are ready to start work and are motivated to build a career.

We support many employers to recruit the right people with the right skills through our flexible recruitment service. And at no cost to the employer.

We provide the Foundations for Change:

English, Maths and
Digital Skills

Vocational and
Technical Education

Higher Level and
Distance Learning

Progression and
Career Pathways

Enrichment and Engagement


Building Positive Futures

Working together with prisons, education providers, health providers and probation services Novus is delivering the foundations for change. 

Our services provide men and women with the education, skills, support and opportunity they need to unlock their potential, gain employment, and become assets to their communities. 

Education, skills, support and opportunity can transform individual prisoners’ lives and those of their families. It can also benefit society. Together, we’re building safer communities and helping to reduce the significant financial and social costs arising from re-offending.