Weston College provides a wide ranging curriculum
to ten prisons in the South West of England.
HMP Channings Wood
HMP Channings Wood is an established Category C Training and Resettlement Prison for the South West England region covering offender releases to the Cornwall, Devon and Dorset areas.
The Learning & Skills department has developed a balanced curriculum that meets the needs of the learners. Provision and delivery is focused on employment on release and tutors are encouraged to embed the ‘language of employability’ into their delivery.
There is also a focus on maths and English improvement in all areas of delivery and this underpins the philosophy of preparation for work and life on release. There is a very good range of vocational training courses delivered in all areas of the estate with capacity to take on additional courses that are relevant to the learners’ needs and as identified in the South West England regional employment data.
The long-term curriculum vision is to continue to develop and provide offenders with meaningful qualifications that are recognised and valued in the workplace.
Ofsted and college inspections have consistently recognised Channings Wood as a well-run and high performing education department with an excellent teaching team achieving "Good" on their most recent inspections.