WUS (UK) is passionate in its belief in the importance of education in helping individuals and societies develop. In particular, it works with refugees and people affected by conflict. It achieves these aims through its two divisions: the Refugee Education & Training Advisory Service (RETAS) and its International Division.
Jobsearch and Orientation courses
A series of two week courses run throughout the year including an overview of the UK labour market, individual careers assessments and preparing a CV, covering letters and mock interviews. Help towards travel and childcare costs may be available.
Start-up Business and self employment support and training
A five-day, self-employment course for refugees and asylum seekers interested in setting up their own business or going into partnership with a co-operative. The course focuses on issues and information related to matters concerning refugees' knowledge of the small-business environment in the UK, financial opportunities in the UK and how to prepare a business plan. On-going support is available for trainees after the completion of the course. Improve your skills with a foundation course from INTO.
NVQ Level 3 in advice work
This course is suitable for refugees and asylum seekers who have some experience of advice giving and who would like to achieve a nationally recognised qualification: NVQ3 in Advice and Guidance. It equips trainees with the general advice skills in education, employment, immigration, housing and welfare rights. The course is a combination of technical training, work placement and NVQ sessions at a further education college.
Jobsearch course and Re-qualification programme for refugee doctors
This programme offers a comprehensive support package for refugee doctors living in London who wish to re-qualify. It provides information and advice on professional re-qualification, mentoring support (one-to-one advice and support from a UK doctor) and financial assistance.