We offer a range of training courses that develop cultural awareness and equip people to be bridge-builders in their local communities.
As well as the courses listed below, we can also provide bespoke training programmes tailored to the needs of you or your organisation.
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This 4-session course helps recent arrivals in the UK to process their transition and adapt to life here. By exploring the roots of British culture, social norms, social etiquette, cultural values and transition, participants are equipped with the tools they need to make a good start to life in their new country. We can provide this course in English or in Arabic, and have successfully delivered it for the Syrian Resettlement project at Bristol City Council.
This course enables volunteers to contribute more effectively to the lives of those they are supporting. By understanding the reasons that refugees come to the UK, the challenges they face along the way as well as when they get here, and by looking at principles of cross-cultural interaction, volunteers will be better prepared for the role they are undertaking. We have delivered this training to voluntary organisations such as The Arches in Nottingham and community sponsorship groups such as Charis and Abide in Somerset and Devon.
This programme helps people to understand and relate to people from different backgrounds. By reflecting on our own cultural influences, and by seeking to understand those of others, it helps to prepare people for cross-cultural experiences, for working in multicultural teams and for living in multicultural areas. We have delivered this training to individuals and for organisations including the Job Centre.
I’ve been here 3 months and you can really feel lost when you first arrive. You are overwhelmed by everything so it’s really helpful to attend a course like this where you learn new things about the country, your responsibilities and your rights here, what is accepted in British society, and how to look after yourself and your family.
It was good to learn about British culture, about integration into society, about how to relate to people here, about the history of Britain and how that affects the people and the country today.
It was so helpful to learn about how the health service works, about the Muslim community here in Bristol, and about how the police relate to the community.
The Syrian Refugee Resettlement training covered all the bases in terms of what we were looking for. The cultural training was particularly valuable and helped our volunteers understand how to relate to people from different backgrounds. The interactive elements were also helpful, in thinking what it might be like to be a refugee.
The training we received from Bridges was excellent. Dan was able to share the benefit of his experience in a way that was both useful and easy to absorb. We learnt so much about Middle Eastern culture, all of which will be so helpful to us in understanding and supporting the Syrian family we hope to welcome. We highly recommend the training and commend BfC for the fantastic work they are doing.