Responsibility for prison education in England transferred from the Department for Education to the Ministry of Justice in November 2016. We can therefore only supply financial information for offender learning from that point onwards. Offender learning includes education focussed on supporting offenders into employment, including activities such as CV and interview training.
Offender learning spend:
2015/16 - £145,682m
2016/17 - £146,682m
2017/18 - £158,274m
We must ensure that offenders leave prison with the basic skills that are essential to entering the workplace and with the skills employers need. That is why we have put governors in full control of the education provided in their prisons so that they can tailor it, both to their specific populations and for the local jobs market.