During February and March upwards of 30 students from South Devon College attended the POA Learning Centre based at HMP Dartmoor for ‘Prison Awareness Training’.
The presentation concentrates on all aspects of prison life, and how prisons operate on a day to day basis. The training sessions were delivered by two retired prison officers with many years experience who delivered a ‘no holds barred’ presentation. The students attending this training are studying criminology and law.
Kay Harding a lecturer in Criminology & Law at South Devon College, who arranged these sessions for the students said:
'I just wanted to say how much the students and staff enjoyed our recent visits. We spent the morning in a classroom with Ivan and Kevin before going to the Prison Museum in the afternoon and on a short walk in the freezing cold with Graham.
This was a valuable experience for the students in many ways, not just in terms of their study of criminology/law.
We were greatly impressed with the knowledge, commitment and passion they demonstrated.
Please pass on our thanks to the Governor and her team, from myself, my colleagues and the students’.
We look forward to arranging some more of these sessions for the students once the current situation of Coronavirus has passed and it is safe to do so. POA Learning offer a wide range of courses and training, for further information of what is available through POA Learning then please contact either Ivan or Sue.