Reducing reoffending


A wide range of training is available across the prison, which provides learning and skills in a range of activities covering literacy, numeracy and IT as well as vocational training in a range of trades within industrial workshops. 

High quality training that enables the prisoner to do their job effectively and also recognises and accredits the skills that they have learnt and developed is a crucial component part of the working prison model.

Improved employment opportunities on release and reduced re-offending

Providing work for prisoners at HMP Altcourse contributes towards the prison's focus on providing a real working environment.  This will help improve offenders’ skills and experiences to ultimately lead to improved employment opportunities on release and reduced re-offending.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitments for every shift that prisoners work additional funds are generated for community reparation to help provide additional support for victims and improved resettlement services.


Public Service Pledge

Our Public Service Pledge is a set of strategic and ethical commitments that we are making to our customers, employees and communities. The pledge demonstrates our commitment to social value and public service ethos and it is based on our ethical principles of transparency, business integrity and respect for our people.