Caritas Refugee Education

Caritas Refugee Education
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”I went from being destitute and living in emergency accommodation, to getting a qualification with Caritas and now succeeding in my university course.”
Musaab – former student
Caritas Refugee Education works alongside refugees and asylum seekers in order to assist in their journey of wellbeing and integration. We do this by providing high quality language lessons, delivered in a welcoming community environment, mentoring into further education and employment, and wrap-around well-being services.
Our service provides:
Education: English language is the main barrier to young refugees entering training, further education and employment. We offer over 60 hours of English tuition each week, taught by fully qualified teachers, at seven different language levels;
Higher Education, employability and training: We undertake detailed case-work with refugees, helping them to find and apply for courses, as well as to skill-up to the required level for given courses. Information, advice and guidance is also given to equip refugees with the skills and information needed to enter the jobs market;
Qualifications: We offer bespoke training for vital qualifications (IELTS, Functional Skills English, Functional Skills Maths) needed to enter training, employment and further education. We also offer pathways to funding for these qualifications;
Well-being support: We offer referrals to other Caritas services and external organisations on a range of welfare issues, including housing, destitution, legal problems and mental health.

2019 -20 Academic year


Students that agreed English classes had helped them feel less isolated


Students that the program had contributed positively to their happiness and well-being.


Students that used the education service alongside other Caritas services,



Student Case Studies