Select Committee on Education and Skills Written Evidence

Annex A


Phase One—Models of Implementation in North East and North West

  Phase One of the implementation of the integrated Offenders' Learning and Skills Service ran from December 2004 to 1 August 2005. In the North East and the North West regions lead providers were appointed for a geographical area, co-terminus with Criminal Justice areas. The appointed providers are responsible for all aspects of delivery of the Offender's Learning Journey for adults and young offenders in that area.

Lead providers
North WestCumbria A4e
CheshireCity College Manchester
LancashireLancaster and Morecambe College
ManchesterCity College Manchester
MerseysideMercia Partnership
North EastNorthumberland Newcastle College
TeessideStockton Adult Education Service
County DurhamNewcastle College

Phase One—Model of Implementation in the South West

  The model introduced in the South West based on delivery on the thematic base. A lead provider was appointed to be responsible for the delivery of specific elements of the Learning Journey across the region. The model was chosen for its potential ability to increase the coherence of delivery for the offender.

  Providers for each thematic unit are as follows:
South WestInformation Advice and Guidance Tribal Group Plc
Delivery of Learning Strode College
Personal and Social Development A4e
Eastwood Park Girls Unit Norton Radstock College

  Building on the lessons learned from Phase One, Regional OLASS Boards in the remaining six regions also agreed the models to be implemented in each area.

  In the East of England, West Midlands and London a model was configured leading to a lead provider being appointed to deliver a cross regional IAG unit with learning delivery relating to geographical areas.

  In Yorkshire and the Humber the model chosen was for a lead provider to deliver in specific type of establishment, ie higher security in one unit of procurement and training and resettlement prisons is the second unit.

  In the South East and East Midlands lead providers are responsible for all aspects of the journey in a geographical area as in the North East and North West regions.

Phase Two Providers
East MidlandsDerbyshire City College Manchester
Leicestershire and Rutland City College Manchester
LincolnshireLincoln College
NorthamptonshireCity College Manchester
NottinghamshireWest Notts College
West MidlandsIAGFern Training
East SectorDerby College
West Sector NorthCity College Manchester
West Sector SouthCity College Manchester
LondonIAGLondon Advice Partnership
North EastCity and Islington College
SouthLewisham College
WestKensington and Chelsea College
Yorkshire & the HumberUnit 1 City College Manchester
Unit 2City College Manchester
East of EnglandUnit 1: IAG Tribal
Beds, Luton and Cambridgeshire A4e
Essex and Hertfordshire Milton Keynes College
Norfolk and Suffolk A4e
South EastKent and Medway A4e
Hampshire and IOWIsle of Wight College
MKOB and BerkshireMilton Keynes College
Surrey and SussexNESCOT
Offenders under 18 years of age in Custody

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