Introduction to refugees: asylum and resettlement

Available publicly and for commissioned dates


Why do people flee their own country? What are the routes for coming to the UK for people seeking sanctuary? This course helps you understand relevant legal definitions and processes including the UK asylum process. You will learn about the rights and entitlements of asylum seekers and refugees and identify sources of support that empower people to live fully integrated lives. 

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Recognise the legal difference between people seeking asylum, refugees and other kinds of migrants
  • Understand the different routes to the UK for people seeking sanctuary
  • Familiarise yourself with the UK Asylum Process (legal) and Asylum Support (welfare) system
  • Identify the rights and entitlements of asylum seekers and refugees
  • Understand what barriers people might face and the role you can play in supporting them

Who is this course for? 

This is an introductory course for practitioners planning to work with refugees and people seeking asylum.  

More information 

The course length is 3.5 hours. This course is available as a public course. It is also available for commission. Please see our FAQs page for information on pricing.

Upcoming dates for this course:

Thursday 18th July 9.30am-1pm