From Skills for Life to Higher Learning

Employer: HM Prison Service,
Union: Prison Officers Association

The Highdown Union Learning Centre, situated outside HMP High Down, was set up in conjunction with the Prison Service and the POA union in 2006 and is part of the U-Net unionlearn network of learning centres. It is open to 700 plus staff from the local and surrounding prisons. The Centre offers a variety of courses that are provided for free or at a union discounted rate including Spanish, Deaf Awareness plus various levels of Life Skills including Maths and English…

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