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PET offers over 130 distance learning courses in every prison in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

We offer courses in a range of sectors – from health and social care to transport and logistics – as well as GCSEs, A-levels and Open University Access modules. Here you’ll find information about every course we offer.

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Transport, Logistics and Sailing | Logistics Learning Alliance | UKWA | Level 2 | Duration: 130 hours

Introduction to Warehousing and Logistics

Logistics, warehousing and supply chain management are rapidly growing sectors. Logistical skills are essential in retail and commerce, but also in many other fields - from the humanitarian sector to the military. This introductory course – developed in collaboration with the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) – covers the key skills and understanding needed to start a career in warehousing and the broader world of logistics.

The courses has two units that cover the following subjects:

Unit 1: Warehousing

The Warehouse function, layout and flow
Warehousing Core Principles
Inventory Management and Assisting Technology
Fiscal Law
Storage and Materials Handling
Warehouse Processes
The role and functions of mechanical handling equipment
The main cost areas and risks for warehouse operations
The Warehousing Business

Unit 2: Logistics

The Logistics Working Environment
Elements of a Total Cost Model
Aims of Staff Training and Staff Development
Employers and Employees Relating to Health and Safety
ICT Applications used in Logistics Operations
Sustainable Logistics Practice

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Twenty short written assignments

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? NEBOSH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

Find Out More: From the LLA here

 

IOSH course

Health and Safety, Environment and Construction | Clwyd Associates | IOSH | Level 2 | Duration: 24 hours

IOSH Managing Safely

Aimed at managers, supervisors, small business owners, or anyone who wants a better understanding of health and safety from a supervisory point of view, this is an ideal introductory course in this field. You will cover assessing and controlling risks, understanding responsibilities, identifying hazards, investigating accidents and incidents, and measuring performance.

The course covers the following subjects:

Assessing Risks
Controlling Risks
Understanding Your Responsibilities
Identifying Hazards
Investigating Accidents and Incidents
Measuring Performance

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: One Written Project Assessment – a practical risk assessment.

Exams: One invigilated closed book knowledge exam – 25 multiple choice questions and short answer questions (45 minutes)

Prison Support Requirements: Support and facilitate completion of risk assessment. Facilitate and invigilate exam.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Any of the NEBOSH Level 3 Certificates provided by ATM Safety

Find Out More: Directly from Clwyd Associates’ website here

Languages | Linguaphone | Unaccredited | Level 2 | Duration: 100 hours

Languages

Learning a language is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture and can help break down barriers when you meet people from other countries. It can also give you an added advantage if you want to work for a company with international customers.

While our language courses do not result in a qualification, they are ideal if you are interested in speaking and understanding a new language to a high standard.

We offer the following languages via Linguaphone’s CD-and-workbook complete courses, which take you from beginner to advanced:

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

This course requires access to a C.D. Player - PET cannot provide this.

Entry Requirements: English Level 2

Format of Course Materials: CD-ROMs plus workbooks

Assignments: None – these is a self-assessed course.

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Ensure access to a CD Player

Tutor Support: No

What’s Next? Another Language!

Find Out More: Linguaphone offer further information here.

A-Levels | NEC | AQA | A-Level | Duration: 150 hours

Law A-Level Part 1

This course explores the English legal system and substantive law, including criminal and civil law. You’ll consider different scenarios – applying legal rules, constructing arguments and evaluating key legal issues and concepts. The course will also develop your problem-solving and analytical thinking, as well as your essay writing, research and debating skills – preparing you for a diverse range of future career paths.

You will not have the option to take the AS exam at the end of Part 1 of this course. After completing Part 1, you should apply for Part 2. Having completed both parts, you can then take the full A-Level exams which will cover everything learned in Part 1 and 2.

The course consists of four lessons:

  1. Law-Making
  2. The English Legal System
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Tort

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Five written assignments. These do not count towards the final grade.

Exams: None – go straight to Part 2

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Law A-Level Part 2

Find Out More: From NEC here

A-Levels | NEC | AQA | A-Level | Duration: 150 hours

Law A-Level Part 2

This course explores the English legal system and substantive law, including criminal and civil law. You’ll consider different scenarios – applying legal rules, constructing arguments and evaluating key legal issues and concepts. The course will also develop your problem-solving and analytical thinking, as well as your essay writing, research and debating skills – preparing you for a diverse range of future career paths.

The course contains six lessons that follow on from Part 1:

5. Criminal law – offences against the person
6. Criminal law – property offences
7: Tort
8. Human rights 1
9. Human rights 2
10. Nature of law

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English, plus Law A-Level Part 1

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Six written assignments. These do not contribute towards the final grade.

Exams: Three – each are 2 hours long, and contribute 33.3% of the final grade. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and invigilate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Open University Access Module Y032 People, Work and Society.

Find Out More: From NEC here

Art and Writing | NEC | Level 2 | Duration: 36 hours

Learning to Draw

This course is for anyone who wants to learn to draw. Using basic art materials provided with the course, you will learn key techniques, such as contour drawing, using negative space, drawing different tones, conveying light and shade, using a vanishing point and drawing in perspective. The course encourages you to practice sketching, whenever and wherever you can. You will improve your practical skills at a fast pace, so you can explore your own creativity.

The course consists of five units:

  1. Getting Started – Getting to know your materials, drawing with line, tonal drawing, negative space
  2. Still Life – Still-life subjects and groupings, associations and symbols
  3. Perspective – Linear perspective, landscape and aerial perspective
  4. The Human Figure – Portraits, the standing figure, drawing seated or reclining figures
  5. Imaginative Drawing – Expressive letter and word forms, drawing from creative doodling

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English. Confirmation also required that the prison will permit use of materials listed below

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based. The course also contains the following materials:

  • HB, 2B and 4B pencils (2 each)
  • Charcoal sticks (1 pack of shorts)
  • 1 graphite pen
  • 1 fineliner pen
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • 2 A4 Sketchbooks (210 x 297 mm)

Assignments: Six assessments

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Ensure access to materials provided.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Drawing 1: Drawing Skills (OCA)

A-Levels | NEC | Edexcel | A-Level | Duration: 150 hours

Mathematics A-Level Part 1

This course will help you to develop excellent numeracy skills and gain a sound ability to interpret and process data sets. You’ll also learn to be resilient and to think creatively and strategically, developing the strong mathematical knowledge needed to write structured solutions and formulate reasoned arguments.

PET offers A-levels in two parts. Upon completing Part 1, you can choose either to take your AS exam (a qualification marking the first year of a full A-level) or continue on to Part 2 to build up to a full A-level.

The course contains five lessons:

  1. Pure Mathematics 1 (Algebra 1, Indices and surds, coordinate geometry, quadratics, graphs, trigonometry 1)
  2. Pure Mathematics 2 ( Algebra 2, circles, binomial expansion, differentiation 1, exponentials and logarithms 1)
  3. Pure Mathematics 3 (Trigonometry 2, differentiation 2, exponentials and logarithms 2, integration, vectors)
  4. Statistics 1 (Mathematical models in statistics, measures of location and spread, representing data, probability, hypothesis testing)
  5. Mechanics 1 (Mathematical models in mechanics, Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line, forces, vectors in mechanics, variable acceleration)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Six written assignments. These do not contribute toward the final grade.

Exams: Two exams (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

  1. 2 hours (62.5% of marks) – Calculator
  2. 1 hour 15 minutes (37.5% of marks) – Calculator

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and facilitate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next?  Maths A-Level Part 2

Find Out More: From NEC here

A-Levels | NEC | Edexcel | A-Level | Duration: 150 hours

Mathematics A-Level Part 2

This course will help you to develop excellent numeracy skills and gain a sound ability to interpret and process data sets. You’ll also learn to be resilient and to think creatively and strategically, developing the strong mathematical knowledge needed to write structured solutions and formulate reasoned arguments.

The course contains five lessons that follow on from Part 1:

6. Pure Mathematics 4 (Algebra 3, functions and graphs, trigonometry 3, sequences and series)
7. Pure Mathematics 5 (Trigonometry 4, sequences and series 2, differentiation 3, integration 2)
8. Pure Mathematics 6 (Numerical methods, differentiation 4, parameters, integration 3, differential equations)
9. Statistics 2 (Correlation and regression, probability, the normal distribution, approximations and testing)
10. Mechanics 2 (Moments, equilibrium 2, forces and motion, projectiles, further kinematics)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths, plus Maths A-Level Part 1

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Five written assignments. These do not contribute towards the final grade.

Exams: Three exams – each are 2 hours long, and contribute 33.3% towards the final grade. Learners can use a calculator in all three exams. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and invigilate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Open University Access Module Y033 Science, Technology and Maths

Find Out More: From NEC here

GCSEs | NEC | Edexcel | GCSE | Duration: 150 hours

Maths GCSE

This qualification will help you gain more confidence in basic mathematical skills, covering topics such as fractions, decimals and Pythagoras’ Theorem. By studying this course, you will become better-equipped in terms of critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.

The course consists of the following units:

  1. Working with numbers and fractions
  2. Decimals, percentages and introduction to algebra
  3. Patterns, shapes and symmetry
  4. Probability, presenting data and using graphs
  5. Indices and surds, length and area
  6. Constructions and diagrams, Pythagoras’ theory
  7. Shapes, solids and trigonometry
  8. Enlargements and more trigonometry
  9. Transformations, variation, more statistics and vectors
  10. Similarity, everyday calculations, algebra and circle theorems

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Eleven written assignments. These do not count towards the final grade.

Exams: Three Exams, each are 1 hour 30 minutes, and contribute 33.% to the final grade. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam-fees).

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and facilitate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? A-Level Maths or Open University Access Module YO33: Science, Technology and Maths

Find Out More: Via NEC here

Health and Social Care | Distance Learning Centre | CACHE, RQF | Level 2 | Duration: 160 hours

Mental Health Awareness

This course is designed for those seeking a greater understanding of mental health issues, and is equally suitable for experienced health care workers or those new to the sector. You will learn about a wide range of mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and eating disorders.

The following units are included:

1 – Understanding Mental Health
2 – Stress
3 – Anxiety
4 – Phobias
5 – Depression
6 – Post-Natal Depression
7 – Bipolar Disorder
8 – Schizophrenia
9 – Dementia
10 – Eating Disorders

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Ten written assignments

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Understanding  Mental Health Care Level 3

Find Out More: On the Distance Learning Centre’s website here

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