English Classes

English classes at St Chad’s Sanctuary

We are offering classes to asylum seekers and refugees who are not able to get a place at college. If you have been in the UK for more than 6 months you should be able to attend college. Please see bit.ly/bhamesol for information about the colleges in Birmingham and how to apply for an ESOL (English) course.

You can apply to come to class at St Chad’s Sanctuary if:

  • you have been in the UK for less than 6 months OR
  • you are receiving Section 4 support OR
  • you are not able attend college for some other reason

All of our classes are online this term, so you will need a smartphone to join the classes. You will need to install Telegram and Zoom on your phone. We may be able to help you with data costs if you do not have access to wifi or an unlimited data package on your phone.

We have classes at different levels from pre-entry (beginner) to Entry 3. Each class has 2 or 3 sessions a week.

If you would like to apply to come to class at St Chad's Sanctuary, please fill in our online form at bit.ly/scsapply and we will get in touch with you.

Weekly English groups on Zoom

The Faith, History and Culture group meets every Tuesday from 11.00 - 1.00.

Conversation Club meets on Wednesdays from 2.00 - 3.30.

These groups are suitable for students at Entry 2 level and above. They are open to any asylum seekers and refugees who are interested.

Please register here if you would like to join either (or both) of these groups.


If you are an asylum seeker or refugee, please contact 07898 062765 to make an appointment for a food parcel, clothing, books, hygiene items or toys.

Please see our Food and clothes page for more information.


Opening Times

Monday 10:30 - 13:30
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:30 - 13:30
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:30 - 13:30
Saturday CLOSED