The Training Programme

Our programmes can be accessed via HMP Brixton or the community. Our courses focus on training to ensure people are well positioned and qualified to enter the construction industry

We now run three in custody Training Centres and Courses within HMP Brixton.  The courses are open to any interested applicant in preparation for release.

Following the success of our training centres within the community we opened a state of the art painting and decorating training centre within HMP Brixton in April 2014.

In 2015 we opened a further training Centre in HMP Brixton to teach Dry Lining and in June 2016 we opened a third centre to teach Scaffolding. This is the first ever Scaffolding training centre within any UK prison.


Unknown-3The Painting and Decorating Course

Run in conjunction with Novus the 8-10 weeks training course offers training to CSkills Level 1 in Painting and Decorating and an Introduction to Construction. This centre gives inmates of the prison the opportunity to learn skills and gain qualification whilst still inside so they are better prepared to obtain employment upon release.

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The Dry Lining Course

Run with the support of Lendlease, Be Onsite, Land Securities, Knauf and Encon the Brixton 8-10 week Dry lining training course offers training to CITB C Skills course in Dry Lining to Diploma level 2. This gives people to opportunity to learn a further, sought after skill whilst still in custody to be better qualified on release.



The Scaffolding Course

With thanks to Alandale who have provided the equipment, and Land Securities who have worked with us to facilitate the course, we are able to offer a further valuable, much sought after construction industry skill.

With an external scaffold area a 7 metre tower can be build and dismantled on a regular basis.

Community based courses

Our community based course is run in conjunction with Crisis and trains to NVQ level 1. It runs for four weeks and is followed by two weeks voluntary work experience. The short course length puts a focus on earlier employment with training continuing in the workplace.  Participants have the opportunity to up-skill and work towards their NVQ level 2 and continue to be assessed while they are in paid employment.

Participants engage with the work experience initiative to complete the second stage of their training working towards their NVQ level 2. It is the final step prior to the move to paid employment. The teams go out into the local community to work on a voluntary basis for a two week period, offering painting and decorating services to organisations and voluntary groups.

This phase gives them work experience that allows them to develop and apply their skills, as well as to be assessed on site for their NVQ. They also demonstrate their commitment to the project whilst giving back to the community.

  • “Bounce Back is, above all, about its people. What is known is that a job and income on release is fundamental to success in coping with day to day life and preventing re-offending. Our drive to change perception in employers and clients is reaping rewards and our professional team is working around London and the Home Counties.

    The mutual trust and respect at the core of our values reflects the growing belief in giving social enterprises and socially disadvantaged people an opportunity to succeed and thrive. We are just one stage in this development, the determination of our participants to start a new life and move on is a formidable ingredient in the recipe for success."

    Francesca Findlater, Founder/Chairman

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