Regime information for Dartmoor Prison

The introduction of the new Core Day has been implemented with the emphasis on full time employment, whether through education or vocational training.

HMP Dartmoor has a wide range of employment opportunities for prisoners, which we are continually striving to improve.  Education is available full and part time, and ranges from basic educational skills to Open University courses.  Vocational training includes Dry Lining, brickwork and plastering courses up to City & Guilds NVQ level, painting and decorating courses, Tiling, and Desk Top Publishing.  Weston College are our main provider for education services but we also work with Duchy College to offer other land based training opportunities.  

Offending behaviour courses include Thinking Skills Programme, RESOLVE, Peninsular Alcohol and Violence Programme (PAVP), and Alcohol Action Programme (AAP). Full time employment is available in catering, gardens, laundry, textiles, Braille, contract services, furniture manufacturing (book shelves and garden furniture). Employment is supported with NVQ or City & Guilds vocational qualifications.  There is very little unemployment and those who are motivated can enjoy excellent training and work facilities.

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