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Learners at HMP Wormwood Scrubs on course to a new career

Novus has partnered with The Right Course to give learners at HMP Wormwood Scrubs the opportunity to gain the skills and qualifications they need to find work on release.

Funded by The Mayor of London and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the project will transform the catering facility at HMP Wormwood Scrubs into a high quality restaurant, serving prison staff and visitors. The new and improved facility will provide learners with a real-work environment to develop the skills they need to find employment in the catering industry.

The Right Course, which was developed in partnership with The Hilton Group, Galvin at Windows, Fred Sirieix and the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, supports learners to work towards achieving Level 2 catering qualifications and wider employability skills. The programme will be delivered by Novus tutors as part of their education offer at the prison. HMP Wormwood Scrubs will be the second prison to deliver the successful course, which is currently delivered at HMP Isis.

The project will create a new catering career routeway for learners at HMP Wormwood Scrubs supporting them on their all-important journey to find employment on release and build a positive future.

Peter Cox, Novus Managing Director, said:

“We know that having the right skills and opportunities to progress into employment on release plays a key role in rehabilitation and resettlement and we are committed to supporting our learners to build positive futures.

"We are delighted to be working with The Right Course to provide our learners at HMP Wormwood Scrubs with the chance to gain the skills and real-life experience they need to succeed.”

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