Our Education Service helps asylum seekers and refugees to begin or continue their education, get existing qualifications recognised in the UK, and access English language classes. We also assist parents who need help in supporting their children in school. 

Our Employment Service offers advice and support for refugees to find paid work, contribute to their community and become financially independent. We can also offer advice to asylum seekers and help them find voluntary work while they await status

Who is this for?

Education Service: Adult asylum seekers and refugees over the age of 18 in and around Oxford who wish to continue their education and gain qualifications or who have children in school.

Employment Service: Refugees (and in rare cases asylum seekers) in and around Oxford with permission to work.

“Whatever I am today it’s because of Asylum Welcome. They helped me to find voluntary work, developed my language skills, and prepared my CV. They developed my confidence and awareness about society.”

“Asylum Welcome has been very supportive of me and is like a family to me. I am very grateful to everyone at Asylum Welcome.”

What can we offer?

  • An initial meeting to discuss skills, experience, qualifications and aspirations
  • Help to access free places to learn English from beginner level through to advanced levels – see the latest classes here
  • One-to-one English for those who are unable to attend a college class, are waiting for a place or have specific needs
  • Support with applications for university and college
  • Help to access funding and scholarships
  • Support with dealing with schools
  • Assistance with getting existing qualifications recognised in the UK
  • Help to apply for training courses
  • Job searches
  • Help with writing CVs and job applications
  • Interview practice
  • Help to find volunteer work experience

Do you need help?

The employment and education desk is open on Mondays and Thursdays.

If you need advice or support then you can phone us on 07762 493786, email us at education@asylum-welcome.org or employment@asylum-welcome.org. You can also read about what we do and how to get help in English عربى  shqip  tetum  français  پښتو  زمانی کوردی اردو  فارسی

A short film about the work of the Education Service


If you are one of our partners and wish to refer a refugee to this service then please complete the form attached here and email christine@asylum-welcome.org