Prisons use bksb assessments and resources to support rehabilitation programmes for inmates, improving confidence and giving them the skills needed for meaningful employment upon release. Education can be a key factor in reducing the likelihood of reoffending, and bksb acts as a key driver for this in the majority of prisons in the UK.
Within prisons, Functional Skills qualifications are predominantly embedded in vocational programmes. Our education team have designed a range of vocation-specific Learning Resources that help to show the relevance of good English, maths and ICT skills in a given specialism. In our experience, prisoners tend to be more receptive to this type of resource.
bksb is also compatible with the ‘Virtual Campus’ solution which facilitates restricted internet access for inmates.