The Clink Charity

>The Clink Charity

Endorsed programmes

  • Foundation Certificate - Front of House
  • Foundation Certificate - Kitchen
  • Certificate - Front of House
  • Certificate - Kitchen
  • Diploma - Front of House
  • Diploma - Kitchen

Endorsement period

Feb 2020 to Feb 2022

Endorsement report

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The Clink Charity aims to reduce reoffending through the training and rehabilitation of prisoners. The Clink Charity provides training in a range of hospitality skills for prisoners in four of Her Majesty’s Prisons: HMP Brixton,  HMP CardiffHMP High Down and HMP Styal.

“The industry recognises the hard work, skills and knowledge our learners absorb during their time with us at the Clink. We ensure all of our learners gain a qualification but due to ever-changing circumstances in the prison environment unfortunately some of our learners leave without completing their full NVQ. This is very unfortunate for our learners and does not show a true representation of their hard work and skills gained during their time with us. We have therefore developed new and robust criteria to measure the competence of our learners work and their sector knowledge. Our new Clink qualifications consist of both knowledge and practical assessments with a final skills test when the recommended guided learning hours have been achieved.

Endorsement from the Institute of Hospitality will help prove to future employees that the skills gained are relevant, current, practical and sufficient. We are delighted to receive endorsement recognition from the Institute of Hospitality and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Paul Clarkson
Quality Manager / IQA


“As Chief Executive I am extremely proud that we can now offer six new qualifications that will be recognised by the hospitality industry. Sadly, quite often our learners are transferred to another prison mid training and are unable to complete their NVQ qualification.

Our new Clink Charity qualifications will ensure that prisoners who have been with us for either 250, 500 or 1,000 hours of training and satisfactorily completed their assessments and course work, will be awarded a Clink certificate.  Our hope is that this will be in addition to their NVQ award.”

Christopher Moore FIH
Chief Executive


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