Below is a list of resources which we hope will be of interest to asylum seekers and refugees who wish to discover free online courses from The Open University and other providers. These include free courses for learning English to information about working as a translator. We also provide links to some of the key refugee support organisations and useful resources. Many sources of support come and go and change so please note this is not a comprehensive list.
English Language Learning Resources
A range of resources to help you develop basic English skills to progress to English in the workplace. Choose the free course that best suits your interests and needs.
General resources for educational support and finance
- https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ among others.
- UK Visas and Immigration – Seek protection or asylum
Some useful organisations for advice and support
- Asylum Support Appeals Project
- Migrant Help
- The Scottish Refugee Council
- The Refugee Council (England)
- The Welsh Refugee Council
- Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
- Asylum Aid
- Freedom from Torture
- Helen Bamber Foundation
- British Red Cross Refugee Services