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First off what is PICTA.

 

PICTA stands for the Prisons Information Communication Technology

Academy

 

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.

 

At 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 Data Cabling)

 

Some sites Integrated into all these courses is help and practice with Key Skills where required

 

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PICTA Project at HMP Swaleside

 

Our primary role is to use E-learning software and tuition to give offenders industry IT Skills and qualifications. This in turn will make offenders employable and give them a good insight in the IT industry

 

We have a good working relationship with CISCO System Networking Academy, British Computer Society, TIC University Of Central England OCR, Electric Paper, Interactive Education, PaperCut and CompTIA

 

 

HMP Swaleside is one of PICTA’s Sites that can offer our offenders all of the current

qualification that our academy offers.

 

Our mission

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