Expert teachers

Contact us to find out about our exceptionally talented and qualified staff who will cater for you study needs.

International Appeal

Our teaching and college services are available to students worldwide.


We have a diverse range of topics covered by our courses. Check the relevant sections on this site to find out more.


Volunteering opportunities are available to help jumpstart your career by building your experience and adding to you CV and work portfolio.

Online courses

Are you looking to study from the privacy of your own home? Then our online courses will be invaluable. As soon as this service is launched we shall give you details here.

Welcome to Community Revival

Since our establishment in 2006, our vison has been to actively help people achieve a better quality of life. Our sole goal is to serve the community through the quality of support we have been renowned for over the last 11 years. We aim to motivate and mobilise individuals to achieve more in their social and work-related needs. We also know that through this notion, we can have a positive effect on the local economy – which is something we continuously strive towards.

Community Revival is recognised by the UK Home Office as a Tier 4 Sponsor of International Students and in addition to our free classes, we deliver English language courses in Chorlton, Manchester as well as Sheffield and Glasgow. Our private English language classes in Manchester and Sheffield are accredited by the British Council.

Community Revival (UK) is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation, limited-by-guarantee which was established in January 2006. As its name implies, we exist to refresh and revitalise the local community with a range of projects including, training, education, employment, recreation and social activities. Most of our beneficiaries are from the BME community with the majority being women, however Community Revival engages with all sections of society irrespective of background.

We build capacity and empower unemployed people, who may experience isolation, low self-esteem and confidence. Suitable training courses are offered including health and wellbeing to individuals and families in order to make them active and realise their potential.

We are a member of the Greater Manchester Community & Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) and a founder-member of Manchester First.

The board comprises of (Shabaz Ahmed (Principal), Abid Satwilkar (Head of Learning), Nazila Ahmed (Centre Co-ordinator), Roukayatou Laleye (Accounts & Admin), and Humara Satwilkar (Non- Executive)

In addition, we recruit international students to study at our centre in Manchester as well as to other prestigious UK Universities and Colleges.

For more information about the community work we do click here

You can view our Anti-Slavery statement here

We provide Skills for Employment courses funded by The Growth Company including ESOL, Functional Skills and a range of Vocational courses.

Other courses include:

Private Courses (fees payable):

IELTS Preparation & General English

Trinity Cert Preparation in B2 SELT (ISE II)

Level 6 & 7 Diploma in Management

Citizenship/Visa application English language (A2, B1 etc)

AQA Unit Teaching Skills (Level 1)

ABC Award in Education and Training (Level 3) 

(Note: applications can be made for Tier 4 General Student Visa and Short-Term Study Visa from the above courses)


Free, Funded Courses for the Community

Pre-entry English My Way– must be in the UK for 12 months or more

ESOL – Health & Wellbeing – must be living in Manchester


Skills for Employment: must be over 19,on benefits and resident in UK/EU. Support for individuals seeking employment: job search; information, advice and guidance in classes & to individuals).


Certificated Qualifications:

City & Guilds Functional Skills (Maths, English, ICT at Entry and Level 1, 2)

City & Guilds Customer Service L1 & L2


Non-Certificated Qualifications:

Business Start Up



Classroom Assistant

ESOL Next Steps


Volunteering Opportunities:

We offer volunteering for unemployed individuals to help them get work experience in:

Office Work, Quality Management, Administration, Marketing, Social Media, Receptionist duties etc.


Free, Funded Courses for Businesses (SME eligible in GM who have less than 250 employees):

OCR Functional Skills (Maths, English, ICT at Entry and Level 1, 2)



Non-Certificated Courses:

English for Carers EL1-2

Communication Skills with Customer Services EL1-3

Introduction to Marketing L3

IT Award L3


Children’s Tuition Classes (Private):

KS1, KS2, 11+, KS3, GCSE, A-Level (Free Consultation and Initial Assessment)


Summer School (Private):

Package 1: Study-only option on-site (Chorlton)

Package 2: Residential Study (off-site) and Activities (please contact us so that we can make the necessary arrangements with all stakeholders before we can make you an offer


Bespoke Service (Private)

1:1 Tuition in ESOL, Management, HRM, etc

Consultancy support for Community & Business

Quality in Education: Support in provision

Engagement and recruitment service within BME communities


Partnership Work (organisation level):

We assess our business needs to partner with other organisation which share our community ethos

We network with VCS organisations to share and work in a collaborative manner

We attend meetings and seminars to be updated on current situations, to join forums and networks to ultimately benefit our students

We work in partnership for the betterment of BME communities to improve their personal, social and economic situations (proposing for grants and funding where applicable).

In addition to our main Branch in Chorlton, Manchester we run free English language classes funded by the European Social Fund at:

*Welcome Centre, 18 Brentfield Ave, Cheetham Hill M8 0TW*

*Rethink Rebuild Society, Unit7, Longsight Business Park M13 0PQ*

*Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Rd, Ashton OL6 8RS*