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HMP Inverness and Highland Community

Learning for Life with High Life Highland in HMP Inverness and Highland Community


Based within both HMP Inverness and the wider Highland community, the Adult Learning team provides free and flexible support for adults who want to improve their skills. We can help with:

  • Digital Skills
  • Increasing confidence in everyday skills
  • Reading, writing and spelling
  • Using numbers
  • Gaining SQA Core Skills qualifications
  • Learning English as a Second or Other Language

We put the learner at the centre of everything we do. Our flexible provision comes in a range of forms dependent on the learner’s preferences, skills and needs. We offer both informal and formal learning, one-to-one sessions, group work and project-based learning.

The Adult Learning team is based throughout the Highlands with team members in HMP Inverness, Inverness & Great Glen, Skye & Lochalsh, Lochaber, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness. As we always seek to make our service as accessible as possible, Adult Learning opportunities are available to people living in the Highlands regardless of where they live.

Our learning can take a number of forms to best suit the learner’s preferences.

One-to-One Provision is available in reading, writing and using numbers for those who feel they need help with building up their everyday skills. For those who are currently in HMP Inverness, this can be undertaken while a learner is still incarcerated and can continue within the community after liberation. For learners who are not imprisoned but have a criminal record or are at risk of offending, this
option is available throughout the Highlands with their local adult learning team.

Group Sessions in the form of short, flexible courses are available throughout the Highlands. These courses focus on a number of key everyday skills and areas. Although these are mainly delivered through group sessions, each unit can be completed with additional one-to-one support.

To find out more, contact Robbie Black at the Adult Learning team on 01463 710013 or email [email protected] to arrange an appointment. Our door is always open and we look forward to hearing from you!