The evaluation aimed to understand how the pilot operated in practice and explore reasons for changes in participation rates.
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- 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.
Evaluation of the Essential skills for offenders serving sentences in the community pilot , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB
Evaluation of the Essential skills for offenders serving sentences in the community pilot: summary , file type: PDF, file size: 361 KB
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