Free Thinking We are piloting a FREE adult residential programme for survivors of trauma and modern slavery, providing a safe place to learn, grow and progress. Getting back into mainstream education and employment after suffering from trauma, torture or trafficking can feel unachievable. But learning and working in the right environment are good ways for refugees and asylum seekers to escape depression and rebuild their lives. We offer: An immersive residential learning experience Student support; we aim to make people feel valued and offer opportunities for practical learning Experienced support staff to provide pastoral care Peer support from smaller classroom sizes to improve outcomes and build on social capital Opportunities for integration as we're a mainstream college with a diverse student body Information, Advice and Guidance on identifying strengths, career aspirations and skills Our commitment to our community is simple - we believe that learning changes lives. The programme starts in October 2019 and includes: Personal and Social Development Employment Rights Functional Maths, English and IT Skills Problem Solving Teamwork Presentation and Communication Skills Who can study with us? Learners will need to be eligible under Adult Education funding rules, have refugee status, leave to remain or have been in the country for more than 6 months as an asylum seeker. Apply now Download an Application Form Further details and application forms can be obtained by contacting Lee Goodway via [email protected] or 0121 472 0116.