The NAO found the value for money of the Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) across almost all aspects of delivery is below the level of which the service is capable in time. Many of the problems which led to the establishment of OLASS have not been substantially ovecome since its introduction. The day to day delivery of OLASS in the community suffers from a number of the same issues that reduce value for money in prisons. The partners recognise the problems and the Learning and Skills Council, as the lead procurer, is currently in public consultation on the range issues that impact adversely on value for money.A third of the learning plans we reviewed did not specify the courses to be undertaken and fewer than half recorded ... the value for money of OLASS across almost all aspects of delivery is below the level of which the service is capable in time.
|Author||:||Great Britain. National Audit Office|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2008-01-01|