MK College courses at HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall prepare Jamie for employment upon release
From the start of his time at HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall five years ago, Jamie has shown great commitment to learning with exceptionally good behaviour, promotion of learning to other prisons and helping other learners and using his own initiative.
Jamie saw an opportunities to make of the best of being in custody by completing his maths and English up to Level 2, then progressing through many other PSD and vocational training courses including: art L2, industrial cleaning, tiling, health and safety, employability and plastering.
Jamie has demonstrated an excellent attitude to learning and will often talk to reluctant learners to help them see how education can benefit them during their time in custody, often winning them round.
Bernie Aldridge, Deputy Education Manager at HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall, said: “Jamie is always polite and courteous and shows respect to education staff and other learners. Jamie inspires other learners to engage in education, using his own experience as an example and he constantly inspires himself, by taking full ownership of his learning and challenges himself to next level. Jamie is a real advocate for MK College Offender Learning, as he clearly demonstrates the college values.”
The only challenge Jamie has, is what course to do next! He will happily step out of his comfort zone, to try a course that would not normally be of interest to him. Jamie hopes to be successful in gaining employment upon his release, using the skills he has achieved through education with MK College in custody.