STEP Ukraine is an intensive, virtual, 12-week English language and employment programme for Ukrainians in the UK. Enrolment to the programme is on a rolling basis, those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure a place in the programme.
The aim of STEP Ukraine is to help Ukrainians improve their English language skills and gain new employment or employment more in line with their skill level through the provision of English language training and employment support. The STEP Ukraine programme is delivered by World Jewish Relief in partnership with the British Council.
Find out more about the programme on the World Jewish Relief website.
Skills Bootcamps provide learners with technical skills that employers need. They are free to learners and can be online, face-to-face, or a mixture of both depending on the subject. Working in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has secured funding to lead the development of Skills Bootcamps locally.
They are flexible courses of at least 60 hours of learning (and no more than 16 weeks), giving people the opportunity to gain sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer or gain new skills in an existing job.
Skills Bootcamps are for most adults over the age of 19. Learners who are employed, self-employed or unemployed can attend Skills Bootcamps to gain skills for a new job or a new contract.
Find out more on the Greater Lincolnshire LEP website.
Adult and Family Learning in Lincolnshire
The Lincolnshire Adult Skills and Family Learning Service offers a wide range of courses supporting and enabling people to enhance their quality of life and opportunities. Courses are delivered in community venues, local colleges, schools and children’s centres, and online.
Some courses are specifically designed to support parents and their families and are likely to be available in the daytime, evenings, and weekends.
Courses funded by the government, including ESOL and Level 3 - Courses for Job Offer, will be free of charge to Ukrainian nationals living in the United Kingdom under either the Ukraine Family Scheme, or the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine). Local training providers may charge a small fee for private classes.
To find out about opportunities in your area:
- Visit www.2aspire.org.uk or ring 01522 782011 to find out about courses and training providers in Lincolnshire
- Use the National Careers Service website which offers advice on choosing courses and a postcode search to help you find a suitable class
- Read notices in local newspapers or on noticeboards in schools, children’s centres, doctors’ surgeries, community centres, libraries or voluntary groups
- Speak to friends, neighbours, and colleagues to find out what’s happening locally and what courses are on offer
Transport and childcare support for adult learning
Adults can sometimes get help with the costs of childcare and transport to help them attend adult learning courses. Please contact the course provider for further information – they should be able to advise you if you qualify for financial help with transport and childcare.
Adult Courses at Boston College
Boston College offers a wide variety of part time courses for Adult Learners (aged 19+). There are many opportunities to gain new skills and qualifications for your career. Courses are available in the daytime and evening at our campuses in Boston, Spalding, and Horncastle. Courses include:
- Adult Bite-size
- English and Maths
- Part time Technical Training
- Distance Learning
- University Level
Community Learning Centre - Louth
For information about Adult Learning courses at the Louth Learning Centre, including Maths, English and IT, please visit the Grimsby Institute website: Louth | Grimsby Institute.
Access to further education
Refugee Education UK (REUK) is a charity that helps young refugees get into higher and further education within the UK.
They have compiled a list of useful resources and information on access to further education for young people on Ukrainian scheme visas.
Please visit the REUK website if you want to find out how to progress in further education and need help with:
- Choosing a course
- Enrolling at college
- Funding to access college
- Previous qualifications