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16 Jan 2020 | Digital Technology

DPS maximum contract length increased to two years

The Ministry of Justice have extended the maximum length of Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) contracts to two years, a move called for by the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA).

13 Dec 2019 | Digital Technology

One year on – what’s happening with the DPS?

The Dynamic Purchasing System launched over a year ago. In this blog post, we take a look at the DPS on year on, and how prisons are using DPS and which areas are being funded.

Man on prison wing

21 Aug 2019 | Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring the DPS

The DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) is the process individual prisons use to buy education services.  How is it working? The Prisoner Learning Alliance has been working with Clinks to find out.

06 Jul 2020 | Digital Technology

Guest blog by Rod Anderson, CEO of Code4000: “There is a clear transformative effect on our students”

Code4000 teaches coding skills to people in prison, helping people with convictions to find employment upon release whilst also helping to fill the nationwide shortage in coding and technology-related skills. In this blog, Code4000’s CEO Rod Anderson talks about the impact of their workshops, as well as some of the challenges they come across in delivering their work.

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