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What you need to know, in brief.

  • A criminal record in itself won’t stop you from going to university. Admission will usually depend on the university you are applying to and the type of course you are applying for.
  • If you are applying through UCAS you will only be asked to disclose your criminal record if you are applying for courses leading to a profession or occupation exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (for example teacher, nurse, social worker).
  • The Student Loans Company can cover the cost of tuition fees and living expenses for anybody studying in higher education. You will not be asked to disclose details of your criminal record.
  • As well as numeracy and literacy classes, prison education departments will usually offer a selection of NVQ’s.

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