The evaluation aimed to understand how the pilot operated in practice and explore reasons for changes in participation rates.

Key findings

  • A variety of effective practices were identified in a few areas, including use of a robust assessment tool, some effective communication and rapport between trainers, offender managers and learners and some tailoring of learning. 
  • There was a significant reduction in the number of learning activities commenced during the pilot, compared to the previous year.
  • Some challenges to successful implementation that were identified included organisational change and discontinuities due to gaps created by re-commissioning.
  • Recommendations for future provision included: involvement of offender managers in future service design; ensuring capability of trainers in work with offenders; and reviews of eligibility criteria, assessment and referral processes.

The training was delivered by work-based learning providers contracted to the Welsh Government.

Contact

Researcher
Tel: 0300 025 6812
Email: sara.james@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

Reports

Final report
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Final report: Summary
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