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Heol Hopcyn John
South Wales
CF35 6AP

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On admission to HMP & YOI Parc, every prisoner receives a Basic Skills Initial Assessment test to determine individual education requirements. Literacy, numeracy and art are offered in block courses of either three or four weeks and a qualification is achievable per block. All other courses follow a roll-on, roll-off method.

In addition to courses offered within our sports facilities, we also offer:

- Literacy (all levels) including Toe-By-Toe
- Numeracy (all levels)
- Art - Pottery / Painting & Drawing (OCN qualifications)
- AQA GCSE and A Level Fine Art
- ICT - CLAIT, CLAIT+, Basic PC course for those new to PCs
- ABC Level 1 & 2 Art, Design & Creative Studies
- BICS - Industrial Cleaning (BICS Stage 1,2,3 and Train the Trainer and Assessor)
- CIEH Health & Safety Level 2, CIEH Manual Handling and CIEH Principles of COSHH Level 2
- CIEH Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
- City & Guilds 621705 / 621702 Basic Skills in Construction (Carpentry)
- City & Guilds 621703 Basic Skills in Construction Painting & Decorating
- OCN Level 1 Cookery
- Entry Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance
- NVQ PMO Levels 1 and 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations
- NVQ Levels 1 and 2 Recycling
- NVQ Levels 1 and 2 Laundry Technician
- Construction Industry Training Board Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS)
- ASET Certificate in Peer Partnership
- Money Management
- Employability Course
- Citizens Advice Bureau sessions
- Prince’s Trust course
- Parc Cadets course
- First Aid
- Business Start-Up

Qualifications offered exclusively in the Young Persons estate include:

- CIEH Certificate in Food Safety Level 1
- OCN Level 1 Painting & Decorating
- OCN Entry 3 Health & Safety
- OCN Entry 3 Catering
- OCN Levels 1 and 2 Catering
- OCN Level 1 Music
- ASDAN award
- Duke of Edinburgh Award

We offer evening lessons in art and guitar.  We also offer Distance Learning Courses to accommodate higher-level qualifications and prisoners can complete degrees through the Open University and Prisoner Education Trust.  We offer enrichment activities - creative writing, the Koestler Awards, murals across the prison and diversity courses.   Driving Theory is offered with the Library team.

Parc Cadets
This is an intensive, introductory programme of education and fitness to give prisoners the qualifications for and opportunity to join the Armed Forces.  Any prisoner serving their first sentence of less than 30 months is eligible to apply.

The course is 22 weeks, which includes tuition to Level 2 Literacy & Numeracy, CLAIT (ICT), YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor, Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze), Health & Safety, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, COSHH and First Aid as well as an extensive fitness programme.

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