In January it was announced that OCR has been chosen by the UK’s Ministry of Justice as the exclusive provider of ICT qualifications to adult learners in England’s prisons from August 2018.
Prison learning is an important sector that OCR supports and understands well, and as a result the majority of prisons in England already use OCR qualifications. The contract reflects the breadth of OCR’s Computing qualification range, which includes ICT, Digital Literacy and Computer Science.
Peter Canning, OCR Product Director, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring our expertise to make sure ICT qualifications can be delivered as easily as possible with a package of flexible and high-level support. It’s vital that prisoners have the opportunity to develop their ICT skills and have their learning recognised.”