Who are HEMCC?
HEMCC is a charity based just off Anlaby Road in Hull. We aim to help migrants be able to integrate better within British society by providing them with English skills. We also offer other classes and workshops at the centre to promote healthy lifestyles. (Further details about the courses we offer is on the Course Information page.)
Where is HEMCC?
The centre is located within Giroscope, 23 Arthur Street, Hull, HU3 6BH. Further details of how to find the centre can be found on the Contact Details page.
What are your opening hours?
The centre opens Mondays to Thursdays between 9:00-12:00. The days you will study will be discussed with you on enrolment. During school holidays, we only open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for announcements in relation to our opening.
How do I enrol?
To enrol at HEMCC, simply come along to the centre, where one of our staff members will enrol you onto your chosen course. Please bring with you any details of your Visa status (if applicable).
When can I attend?
At some times of the year we are very busy! So there is often a waiting list for places. If you are eligible for free tuition, you will be able to attend 1 days a week, without charge. Days for study will be discussed with you on enrolment.
Do you have a creché?
At HEMCC we do not have any childcare facilities, there are however a number of nurseries located near to the centre
What will happen if I fail to attend?
If you do not attend for weeks without letting us know, you will be taken off roll for the course and you may have to re-enrol at the centre.
What qualifications can I gain whilst studying?
We are a City & Guilds approved centre offering ESOL qualifications from Entry level 1 up to Level 2. We run exams a few times a year and you will be offered a choice to take the exam at your current level. Gaining qualifications with us does not make you automatically entitles to apply for UK Citizenship. This means that you must apply for the Citizenship Test seperately. We can however, help you prepare for this. (Subject to funding.)
Am I eligible to study at HEMCC?
Our funders determine whether a learner is eligible for the courses or not. Usually, learners must be allowed to work in the UK, not on a student/visitor/business visa. Asylum seekers, refugees, dependants, economically inactive, spouses of settled communities, people on benefits, members of EU countries, people working less than 12 hours per week are usually considered to be eligible, HOWEVER, you MUST provide us with the relevant documents should we require them. We suggest you ask us for clarification on anything should you be in any doubt by either asking at enrolment or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I am not eligible for free training?
If you don’t meet the criteria listed above for free ESOL tuition, course charges are very low and can be found on the fees page.
Can I still attend if I find a job?
Depending on the job you have found, the nature of the contract (ie: temparory and permanent) and the number of hours, you may still be eligible to attend. All cases are unique and your own personal situation will be assessed based on the information you provide to us. If you are no longer eligible for free training, you will still be able to attend, however the course will become chargeable at our ‘Standard Rate’. (Please see the fees page for further details on charges.)
Can I study at HEMCC if I am already studying with another provider?
This is dependant on who the other provider of training is. All ESOL providers run on funding and if the other provider obtains funding from the same funder, then you will not be eligible for free training at HEMCC and any study with us will be at our ‘Standard Rate’.
Do you do IELTS exams?
No. At HEMCC, we can only prepare you for the test and give you information on where the test can be done.
If you have a question which hasn’t been answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us!