The MoJ are currently tendering the Prison Education Framework (PEF) which will mainly cover the provision of a core curriculum of English, maths and ICT. The PEF may also contain some specific sector skills qualification and could also include employability interventions.
The MoJ also intend to create a DPS to sit alongside the PEF and this will be the mechanism that they will use to commission pilots and innovative services for individual prisons the focus of these services will be employability work and personal development. This tender was due to be launched in August but there has been a delay and will now go live in September. 3SC intend to be active on the DPS and will be seeking delivery organisations to work with us in due course.