Successful delivery leads to expansion and work in 22 prisons across the North West, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and Midlands.


Begin delivering education, training and employment services to offenders in the community in partnership with Probation and Youth Offending Teams.


Awarded our first Private Prison contract with Group 4 (later to become G4S) to deliver learning and skills at two prisons.


Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) 3 contract secured by City College Manchester for adult prisons, 4 Young Offender Institutions and Medway and Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre’s (STC).


City College Manchester merges with the Manchester College of Arts to create The Manchester College, providing a diverse and inclusive educational offering that includes further and higher education, professional qualifications, apprenticeships, and adult and youth provision in custody.


Offender Learning & Skills Service (OLASS) 4 contract secured by The Manchester College for North West, North East, Kent and Sussex, and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire regions.


Novus is created, bringing together The Manchester College’s criminal justice provision for adults, young people and children in custody and in the community under a single, purpose-built organisation dedicated to creating the Foundations for Change.


The LTE Group is created, bringing Novus, The Manchester College and sister higher education, professional qualification and apprenticeship providers together as the first integrated education and skills group of its kind.  A social (not-for-profit) enterprise, the Group’s mission is to improve lives and economic success.


Novus partners with Coleg Cambria to create Novus Cambria, a joint venture to deliver learning and skills at HMP Berwyn designed to meet local needs.


Novus is selected as the nominated learning and skills provider for 7 Lots of English prisons under the Ministry of Justice’s Prison Education Framework, developed in response to the influential Coates Review of Prison Education.


Novus continues its mission to create foundations for change, working in partnership with government, communities and local business partners to equip, enable and encourage men, women and young people of all backgrounds in custody and in the community to build positive futures.