Aspire Education

Our Aspire Education team helps refugees and other migrants fulfil their career and education aspirations.

We do this through English lessons, mentoring, and wellbeing support, as well as offering one-to-one guidance on how to access university, college and careers. The team also runs a range of activity sessions, including gardening, cooking clubs and outings.

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people accessed the service last year.


wellbeing interventions and referrals were made to support people in the community.


refugees and people seeking asylum were also given one-to-one support to access education, careers or volunteering opportunities.

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Our English offering includes lessons at seven different levels of English, including ESOL, Functional Skills and preparation for the IELTS exam.

We also offer one-to-one guidance on how to access university, college, and careers; as well as wellbeing sessions such as gardening, cooking club, and outings.

Activities and classes include:

  • Pre Entry ESOL
  • Entry 1 ESOL
  • Entry 2 ESOL
  • Entry 3 ESOL
  • Level 1 ESOL
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Food Family Cooking Club (monthly)
  • Gardening Club (monthly)
  • Trips, outings (monthly)
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“When I come to Aspire I feel happiness and psychological comfort. Thank you so much.”


Help more people access the support they need now:


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Where to find us

Telephone: 0161 817 2250


If you are a refugee or migrant based in Greater Manchester (or are representing one) and would like help with English lessons, university applications, career guidance or employability please fill out this form.

Opening hours:
Monday: 9.30am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday: 3pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 11.30am and 3pm to 7.30pm
Thursday: 3pm to 7.30pm
Class times are shared with students on enrolment.

Related Services

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  • Ukrainian Link Service

    This service seeks to establish links with people from Ukraine, filling gaps in support, linking and signposting to help them to integrate in the local community. 
  • School Service

    Our specialist team works with schools to help remove barriers to learning and participation, nurturing development and enabling and empowering children and families to develop new skills.  
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