Teaching offenders can be an extremely rewarding job. As a teacher, you will be assisting offenders in developing themselves and improving their chances of employment, which in turn reduces their chances of re-offending by 30%. However, teaching offenders is also challenging with no two days being the same
July 28, 2020
The prison population can be quite diverse. But as learners, your students may:
As a result, you will have to come up with flexible and creative teaching and learning methods to support their learning.
But (generally speaking), learners who enrol on a course, do so because they want to learn. We regularly her feedback from Tutors teaching in prisons that there is often less classroom management required and a greater focus on teaching practice.
Teaching offenders means that you will play a part in their rehabilitation programme. To be successful at this, you need to:
To teach offenders, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to pass any background and security checks required in order to work in prison.
You’ll need a recognised teaching qualification (or at least be prepared to work towards one). Qualifications include:
You may also need GCSE’s at grade 9-4 (A*-C), or equivalent, including English and Maths.
If you’re interested in teaching offenders and would like more information on teaching opportunities in your area, get in touch today! Call us on 01179 296 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.