18-24 25-34 35-54 55-64 65+
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Not Married Married
I did not finish school School Diploma Vocational qualification Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctorate or higher
-- Select one -- No profession Not Applicable Accountant Advertising, marketing, promotions, sales manager Aircraft Pilot, Flight Engineer, Architect, surveyor or cartographer Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians Barber, Cosmetologist and Hair Stylist Bartender, Waiter, Waitress Biologist Business Owner Cashier Chef, pastry chef, cook, food preparation worker Chemist Chiropractor Cleaning and Maintenance Clergy Commercial Industrial Designers Computer specialist Construction worker Counselor Dentist Doctor Economists Electrician Engineer Environmental Scientists and Hydrologists Farming, Agriculture Fashion Designer Flight Attendant Floral Designer Government Manager Graphic Designer Hospitality Insurance Agent Interior Designer Kitchen help Landscape Architect Lawyer Librarian Manager Massage Therapist Medical Assistant Medical Transcriptionist Motor Vehicle Operator (e.g. Ambulance, bus, taxi, truck driver) Nursing, home health aid Other Transport Occupation Pharmacist Photographer Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Psychology (All Careers) Real Estate Agent Repair Retail, sales person Secretary or Administrative Assistant Skilled Crafts worker Social Worker Teacher Veterinarian Website developer, coder Writer / Editor Zoologist
You working experience
No working experience Less than 6 months 6-12 months 1-3 years 4-6 years 6-10 years +10 years
Was your working experience in the same field as your education/profession?
Yes No I do not have working experience
When did you arrive to the UK?
Where did you arrive from?
Where do you live in the UK? (city, town, village)
Did you arrive with your family
How many children do you have?
0 1 2-3 3-5 +5
How old are your children?
I don’t have children 0-5 years old 6-10 years old + 10 years old
Questions about College and Other Classes
How well did you speak English when you arrived into the UK?
I did not speak any English I spoke very little English I spoke sufficient English to communicate with people in my daily life / activities I spoke good English to communicate socially and at work I spoke excellent English
How did you apply for college English classes?
I don’t know, my key worker did it for me and notified me of the date when I had to attend English courses I filled out an application and had to wait for the date when I have to attend English Courses
How long did you have to wait to go to College to learn English after you arrived in the UK?
I have not studied English in College Less than a month 1 – 2 months 2 – 4 months 4 – 6 months 6 – 9 months 9 – 12 months over 12 months
How long did you study English for in College in total?
I have not studied English in College Less than 3 months 3-6 months 6-9 months 12 months and more
How many days a week did you attend college?
1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
How long were the English classes for in College?
45 minutes 1 hour 1 hour 30 minutes 2 hours 2 hours 30 minutes 3 hours + 3 hours
What English Level did you study in college?
I have not studied English in College Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper-intermediate Advanced Proficiency
If you did not attend the classes or couldn’t finish College English classes, can you tell us why?
Because it was too far from my house Because of health issues Because my children are too small and no one to look after them Because I found work Because I found the class too hard to follow Because I was scared to leave the house Because of other issues
How far away do/did you live from the College classes?
Less than 30 minutes away by bus/car 30 minutes – 1 hour away by bus/car + 1 hour away by bus/car
How did you get to the College English classes?
I have not studied English in College I walked I took the bus I took a car I took a train
Was your fare for the transportation to college reimbursed?
Yes, it is reimbursed No, it is not reimbursed I did not have any cost of travelling I have not attended any classes yet
Were you offered childcare support?
I did not need childcare Yes, I was offered childcare No, I was not offered childcare
Please rate the English classes you have attended in College?
Poor Average Good Very Good Excellent
Please rate the teaching method in the College
Poor Average Good Very Good Excellent
Please rate the teachers in the College
Poor Average Good Very Good Excellent
Do you need a translator to help you communicate?
Yes, I need a translator No, I do not need a translator
If there was an Online English Tuition, which you can access from home – would you be interested in that?
What challenges have you faced when accessing English classes in College?
What challenges have you faced when learning English in College?
What would you change to make the learning better for you in College?
Questions about Finding Jobs
Are you currently working?
Are you looking for a job?
Yes No Not yet, but I will
When did you start looking for a job?
I cannot work because I have small children to look after I cannot work because I have health issues I cannot work because I do not fit the working age group I have not yet started looking for a job Less than 3 months ago 3-6 months 6-12 months 1 – 2 years over 2 years
Do you have anyone who helps you with your job search?
Under which employment system are you?
I don’t know I cannot work, it is not applicable to me STEPS 2 Success Department of Jobs and Benefits Other government department
Do you get help with your CV writing and interview preparation?
Yes No I don't need a CV
How are you looking for work?
I am not looking for work Internet My key worker / jobs and benefits office Through friends and family Newspaper and advertising I go ask local businesses if they are looking to hire
How often do you go to interviews?
Never 1-3 times a month more than 3 times a month 1-3 times every 2 -3 months 1-3 time every 4 - 6 months
Since you have arrived in the UK, have you worked?
Yes No I cannot work
If you worked, how long have you been employed for?
Never been employed for less than 3 months 3-6 months 6-12 months over 12 months
If you have been employed before, why did you leave your work?
Is it easy for you to find work?
Yes No I don't know
Why do you think it is not easy for you to find work? You can select more than one answer
Language barrier – I do not speak enough English Lack of skills / education Discrimination Other (if you select other, please describe it in the next question) It is very easy to find work
What challenges are you facing when looking for a job?
In your opinion, is the current employment support system effective?
What would you change to make it better?