Education & Training
Oakwood works closely with Milton Keynes College, Weston College and other providers, offering a wide range of education and training opportunities to maximise resettlement opportunities on release. All individuals will receive Information and guidance linked to their personal circumstances and ability levels to allow us to deliver a programme tailored to need.
A wide range of educational opportunities includes course from entry level to degree support. Small groups are provided for those who may be experiencing difficulties and we aim to improve confidence through our individualised approach. All classrooms are well designed and incorporate ICT for use within lessons. We have dedicated ICT suites, kitchen facilities and art rooms. Virtual Campus facilities are available throughout the site to enhance learning and resettlement opportunities.
A range of work opportunities are available and these are supported by staff who understand the needs of offenders and aim to increase employability skills. Accredited vocational training is available in our modern workshops. Subjects include Bricklaying and multi skills work( incorporating plumbing, painting and decoration and electrical skills). Barbering, carpentry, engineering, welding, horticulture, animal husbandry, hard landscaping, Recycling, catering, Gym related qualifications and manufacturing qualifications are also available.
Oakwood houses an operational call centre facility offering apprenticeships in this area as well as a working radio with qualification opportunities and a Railtrack which offers access to work opportunities nationally. All workshops are designed to meet the needs of employers in our current climate and will be reviewed according to employment opportunities that are available to our population on their release. Literacy and numeracy support is embedded into all that we offer and there are possibilities for qualifications allowing self-employment where appropriate.