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The Alumni Programme, which is open to all our Award Winners and Commendees, helps participants to build on their achievements and supports their on-going professional development.

The first part of the programme is a three day taught course on ‘Developing Good Practice in Correctional Settings’.

Certificate PresentationDay one focuses on what the participants did to merit their Award or Commendation, and what obstacles they had to overcome in the process.

The second and third days focus on how the Award Winners and Commendees can learn from and build on their achievements, and further develop their professional skills.

Programme participants are also offered the chance to submit two short pieces of coursework, towards a level three, NCFE-accredited qualification, entitled: ‘Developing Good Practice in Correctional Settings’.

In addition, all those who take part in the programme are offered optional one-to-one coaching and support sessions, focusing on particular aspects of their professional development.

quote-x36“The Alumni Programme allowed me to travel on a journey with my peers, share ideas and make new friends… it came at a really useful time in my career and has improved my confidence greatly.”

quote-x36“The Programme is a rare opportunity to reflect on your own work, and to think about how to share and develop your good practice.”

quote-x36“A brilliant mix of learning and peer support… it feels really good to be part of a passionate and inclusive group of people.”

quote-x36“Expect to meet some awesome people on the Alumni Programme! No matter your age, you will learn so much.”

quote-x36“The Alumni Programme is really worth doing! It gives you a chance to think about and review your work.”

quote-x36“…so much of what you learn [on the Alumni Programme] can be used both personally and professionally.”

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