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Support for Ukrainian nationals

Please find details regarding our response to the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis below. We are offering education, support and signposting information for all impacted by this.

How to translate our website to Ukrainian / Як перекласти наш сайт українською

Simply click the blue eye in the bottom right corner of the screen, click English USA to reveal a menu of 40+ languages. Scroll to the bottom and select Ukrainian. You can then select ‘translate entire website’. You can then read this page, other information pages and course information in Ukrainian.

Просто натисніть синє око в нижньому правому куті екрана, натисніть Англійська, США, щоб відкрити меню з понад 40 мовами. Прокрутіть униз і виберіть Українська. Потім ви можете вибрати «перекласти весь веб-сайт». Потім ви зможете прочитати цю сторінку, інші інформаційні сторінки та інформацію про курс українською мовою.

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Host family/sponsor looking to support my guests from Ukraine

We have a range of bespoke ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision for refugees of the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis available across Dorset in daytimes and evenings. We offer friendly classes for students to meet others and practise speaking English. These include courses leading to qualifications in English. Alongside our educational opportunities, we also have a range of financial and learning support to ensure everyone can make the most of their experience with us.

All Ukrainian adults and their family members supported through the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme are immediately eligible for further education (FE) 19+ funding to support the costs of learning and are exempt from the 3-year residency requirement.

Please note we are an adult education provider and can only offer our courses to adults 19 years or older. To find out how to apply for school places for children and young people, please visit the Government website here.

For adults who already have good English language skills, we have a range of other vocational, employment and qualification courses that can be applied for, subject to meeting entry requirements. Explore our other courses and services here.

How to enrol:

1. Book an admissions session

An admissions session is a chance for us to meet your guests to ensure they enrol on the best suited course for them. They take place either through a phone call, or in person in one of our centres across Dorset. As the host, you can be present with the learner if they wish.

At the session, we will assess their current English level and ask about any other qualifications. We will also ask about their ambitions and any other education they feel they could benefit from in order to signpost them to other information or courses.

You can book an admissions session over the phone on 01202 123444.

2. Enrol on a course

After the admissions session, our team will offer the learner a place on a course best suited to their ability and preferences such as location and days/times. At this stage, it is also possible to apply for financial or learner support. Click the links below to find out more and how to apply.

Financial support

Learner support

What else do we offer?

  • Free careers appointments to help learners talk about their ambitions and find courses/support to help them reach them. Click here to find out more and book.
  • Over 200+ other courses to help benefit their education and wellbeing. Examples include LivingWell (designed to improve wellbeing), Family Learning (designed to help benefit family life and relationships), and much more. For our full list, please visit our subject page here.

For any assistance or other enquiries please contact us.

 

Ukrainian national who recently entered the UK looking for education and work

We are offering a range of bespoke ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision for refugees of the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis. We offer these courses across Dorset in evenings and daytimes. We offer friendly classes for you to meet others and practise speaking English and courses leading to qualifications in English. Alongside our educational opportunities, we also offer financial and learning support to help you make the most of their experience with us.

Please note we are an adult education provider and can only offer our courses to adults 19 years or older. To find out how to apply for school places for children and young people, please visit the Government website here.

For adults who already have good English language skills, we have a range of other vocational, employment and qualification courses that can be applied for, subject to meeting entry requirements. Explore our other courses and services here.

How to enrol:

1. Book an admissions session

An admissions session is a chance for us to meet you to help you enrol on the best suited course for you. These sessions take place either through a phone call, video call or in person in one of our centres across Dorset. If you are staying with a host family, they can be present with you if it would help or make you feel more comfortable.

At the session, we will assess your current English level and ask about any other qualifications. We will also ask about your ambitions and any other education you could benefit from.

You can book an admissions session over the phone on 01202 123444.

2. Enrol on a course

After the admissions session, our team will offer you a place on a course best suited to your ability and preferences such as location and days/times. At this stage, it is also possible to apply for financial or learner support. Click the links below to find out more and how to apply.

Financial support

Learner support

What else do we offer?

  • Free careers appointments you talk about your ambitions and find courses/support to help you reach them. Click here to find out more and book.
  • Over 200+ other courses to help benefit your education and wellbeing. Examples include LivingWell (designed to improve wellbeing), Family Learning (designed to help benefit family life and relationships), and much more. For our full list, please visit our subject page here.

For any assistance or other enquiries please contact us.

 

UK citizen looking to support others

Below is a list of links and resources to help you support others in a time of crisis.

Explore our English courses today:

Other resources

  • Both BCP and Dorset Council have created web pages listing their response to the humanitarian crisis and how you can help. Click here to visit BCP Council and Dorset Council.
  • The UK Government have created a page listing information regarding how to donate money or supplies to victims, become a host family for refugees and stay safe online.
  • DWP have released guidance on receiving financial support. Click here to find out more.

Looking for specific support or provision? Get in touch today and we’ll see what we can do.

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