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"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 with extra tools when communicating the needs of young people to schools and colleges."


Gina Antchandie, UASC Project Manager at Croydon Virtual School 

"My knowledge and confidence have definitely increased. This was a fantastic session which deserves a very high profile. Its strength was in communicating complex information in a clear and usable way. I will definitely recommend this to colleagues."

Access to FE training Testimonial 
Access to HE training Testimonial 

Practitioner training

Our in-person and virtual training upskills other professionals to promote young refugees' educational access and outcomes in their context.

A cost-effective option for multiple participants, our in-house training can be adapted to meet the needs of particular institutions or organisations. We have provided training to local authorities and universities who want to embed learning and best practice across teams and departments.

We deliver bespoke in-house training to ensure that groups get the tailored information they need for their particular context.

As forced migration experts in the education sector and education experts in the forced migration sector, REUK is well-placed to increase training participants' knowledge and confidence. These regular interactive sessions are ideal for individual representatives from institutions and organisations. We run training on all stages of the educational journey - from access to education, to achieving in education, to progressing in education.

We frequently run training sessions for teachers, social workers, university and NGO staff, equipping them to support the refugee learners they know.

In the coming weeks, REUK will launch a new Education Welcome Project, which will include new training on how to support the education and wellbeing of newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers, including from Ukraine. Please sign up to our newsletter (and select training) to be informed about new dates.

Supporting Refugee Students in Schools 

This free webinar is aimed at teachers and school (primary or secondary) and/or college staff, but is also appropriate for individuals hosting refugees or anyone who wants to get some practical tools for supporting young refugees to flourish in education in the UK.

We'll present for one hour and spend 15 minutes answering questions. Although each webinar has a particular country focus (enabling the participants to understand the educational and displacement contexts of particular refugees), the majority of the content (such as practical interventions) is directly applicable to young refugees from all backgrounds.

The next training Supporting Refugee Students in Schools sessions are taking place on:

Wednesday 22nd February 2023 (4:00 - 5:15pm)

-  Ukrainian focus

Tuesday 7th March 2023 (4:00 - 5:15pm) 

-  Afghan focus

Wednesday 26th April 2023 (4:00 - 5:15pm)

-  Ukrainian focus

Please subscribe to our mailing list to hear about new dates as they're publicised. Remember to tick the 'training' box! 

Drawing on our research and experience of working with young refugees and asylum seekers for over 12 years, REUK staff will:

  • provide an introduction to supporting refugee students who arrive in your school;

  • Outline the previous educational and displacement experiences of children and young people seeking safety in the UK;

  • Explain the educational implications for newly-arrived students with a focus on barriers to progress and achievement;

  • Outline practical strategies that you and your school can adopt to overcome these challenges;

  • Share details of free REUK and partner resources that can help you engage with refugee learners and develop your policies and practices.

Access to Higher Education (HE) for young refugees and asylum seekers

Access to Further Education (FE) for young refugees and asylum seekers

This flagship training session enables practitioners to understand the barriers to university for refugee and asylum-seeking students and equips them with the skills and confidence to move forward.

This new training session enables practitioners to better navigate the complex FE system including entitlement to funding for refugee and asylum-seeking students and supporting students to enrol at college.

Looking for workshops for young refugees?

REUK runs sessions specifically for young refugees to help them understand the education system and their options.

Welcoming Refugees at FE Colleges

(Session 1 of 4)

- An Introduction to Supporting Sanctuary Seeking Students at FE Colleges.

The date of this training is soon to be announced!

If you have any questions, please forward them to

Welcoming Refugees at FE Colleges

Refugee Education UK and City of Sanctuary are pleased to be working in partnership to deliver practitioner training to promote educational access and outcomes for young refugees.

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