Welcome to Community Revival
Since our establishment in 2006, our vision 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.. We aim to motivate and mobilise individuals to achieve their social and work-related goals. We also know that through this notion, we can have a positive effect on the local economy.
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. As our 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. Over 1000 students have completed English courses with us, improving their confidence, self-esteem and employment opportunities. We also promote social activities to improve social cohesion.
We build capacity and empower unemployed people, who may experience isolation, low self-esteem and confidence. Suitably targeted training courses are offered including health and wellbeing to disadvantaged and excluded individuals and families, especially to women and young people, 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).
City & Guilds Functional Skills (Maths, English, ICT at Entry and Level 1, 2)
City & Guilds Customer Service L1 & L2
We offer volunteering for unemployed individuals to help them get work experience in:
Office Work, Quality Management, Administration, Marketing, Social Media, Receptionist duties etc.
Over 75% of our volunteers have moved into jobs and the nearly all the others have progressed to other courses.
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)
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 – delivered by an external company)
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, Unit 7, Longsight Business Park M13 0PD*
*Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Rd, Ashton OL6 8RS*