Offender Learning Careers
Working within Offender Learning is a challenging yet highly rewarding career path. Those employed within the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) sector are given real opportunities to transform lives, giving offenders the knowledge, self-esteem and confidence to thrive in the world of work.
Teaching small classes of motivated learners, tutors and trainers have the chance to deliver a flexible curriculum and where relevant, to take the lead on programme design. Staff are given all the relevant training required to deal with the range of learning support needs that might be encountered and to take advantage of the impressive rate of career progression the sector offers.
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In addition to hands-on teaching roles, OlassJobs also handle a variety of support and management positions, from Funding & Data Officers and Administrators right up to Education Managers and beyond. As the leading job board in Offender Learning, OlassJobs features a wide range of roles at a large number of sites, located all around the country.
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As well as a comprehensive list of prisons by location, we have pulled together resources to help you gain a better understanding about the different types of prisons there are and what sort of security clearance you may need to work in them.
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We appreciate that some of our candidates are new to the OLASS sector and so have aimed to answer common queries in our FAQ section. If your question cannot be answered in this section, please feel free to contact us using the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.
You can find a great range of experiences, from both learners and staff members, in the Case Studies section of OlassJobs. There is also a detailed article on what it is like to work in the sector, for those that are still considering whether a career in Offender Learning is truly for them.
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