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"REUK's Access to Further Education training course perfectly suited our organisation’s learning needs. The training was excellent and designed with a perfect mixture of providing in depth and accurate information and resources as well as interactive activities to test knowledge and reinforce learning. The session was delivered over Zoom but was very visual and engaging. The trainers had a very high level of knowledge and were able to ask all the questions raised. They also provide some excellent resources that we can utilise in casework support to children and young people in future. I would thoroughly recommend this training course to anyone working with young refugees and asylum seekers who wants to better understand the FE system, the rights and entitlements of young refugees and asylum seekers and how to better advocate for them within this system."


Kalyani McCarthy, National Project Manager (Surviving to Thriving) at  

The British Red Cross

"As a virtual school, we’ve attended this training twice already and would definitely consider it again for new members of the team or as a refresher. REUK trainers are extremely knowledgeable and responded to any queries we threw at them throughout the training in a very thorough manner. They managed to relay complex but incredibly important and relevant information for the education of our young people in a way that is digestible and easy to remember. We strongly recommend REUK training. Not only will it equip you with invaluable knowledge when directly supporting young people to access education and understand their pathway options but it will also give you extra tools when communicating the needs of young people to schools and colleges."


Gina Antchandie, UASC Project Manager at Croydon Virtual School

Access to further education (FE) training

REUK is pleased to hold Access to FE training sessions for mixed groups of practitioners including social workers, teachers and NGO staff.

We also deliver bespoke in-house FE training to ensure that groups get the tailored information they need for their particular context. This is a cost-effective option for multiple participants, our in-house access to FE training is aimed at organisations who want to train up multiple staff and embed learning and best practice across teams and departments. Contact Katie to discuss your needs and how REUK can help. 

This training option is ideal for individual representatives from institutions and organisations looking to develop their understanding of the FE sector refugees and asylum-seekers. Book your place on one of our upcoming sessions or sign up to our mailing list to hear about new dates as they're released.

Mixed training 
In-house training

Our Access to FE training is designed in two parts. The first is an individual online training module which participants complete at their own pace, which covers the underpinning themes and terminology. This is followed by an interactive session led by REUK's expert team and with input from young people with lived experience of forced migration.

Our next Access to Further Education training sessions will be held on:

-  Wednesday 1st March 2023 (10am - 2.30pm)

-  Wednesday 7th June 2023 (10am - 2.30pm)

The training is suitable for anyone who wants to support young refugees and those seeking asylum to access further education. To book your place, click the button!

You’ll learn about eligibility to study and funding entitlements

You’ll learn how to enrol young people at college

You’ll learn about the FE system, courses and qualifications

This training will enable you to establish whether a young person has the right to study at FE and which courses they are entitled to funding for based on their age, immigration status and where they receive financial support.

This training will help you understand the differences between FE providers, courses and qualifications.  You will come away feeling more confident to support young people plan their pathway through FE.

You’ll learn how to enrol a young person at college including which documentation is required to evidence eligibility and where to look for alternative sources of funding.

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