First off what is PICTA.
PICTA stands for the Prisons Information Communication Technology
Picta is an HM Treasury funded
project that aims to promote IT training within Prisons and later via Probation.
The industry recognised qualifications
and practical work that is available can lead to employment.
The project had its first site
running in April 2004 and has now created Picta workshops in 20 sites across the UK. Swaleside is 1 of 20 sites across the prison estate ranging from high security prisons to open prisons,
category A to D status.
each site we have the following:
ECDL (European Computer Driving License
CISCO HP IT Essentials 1 (Computer Hardware/Software
Building/ Repair and Maintenance
CISCO HP IT Essentials 2 (Networking and Server)
CISCO CCNA 1-4
Panduit Network Infrastructure Essentials (Voice and
Some sites Integrated into all
these courses is help and practice with Key Skills where required