Work & Education at Channings Wood

Work and education at Channings Wood is provided in conjunction with Careers South West, Devon County Council, Strode College and Weston College. Work within the prison, in addition to the usual orderly positions, includes laundry, tailors shop, wood assembly shop, wood mill, farms and gardens, kitchen manufacturing stores, recycling and works department

Vocational Training Courses are offered in a number of areas such as barbering, bike maintenance, BICS, catering, building skills such as dry-lining and painting & decorating, recycling, fork lift driving, various gym/healthy living courses, radio production.

The education courses on offer include the basics of numeracy and literacy as well as more advances courses in business studies and customer services, IT, ESOL, music and healthy living

Return to Channings Wood

On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons