A LANGUAGE school in Bournemouth is to offer 1,000 scholarships to all furloughed employees, NHS staff, key workers, volunteers, and the people who lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The scholarship programme, a fruit of our Corporate Social Responsibility Project, is valued at £188,000 and comprises of English or Spanish language tuition for two weeks in our intensive language programmes or six weeks in our part-time evening courses.

United World School of English on St Peter’s Road, in partnership with The Language Training Co and Ole Spanish School, are offering the chance for key workers as a thank you for their work during the coronavirus outbreak.

Managing Director of The Language Training Co. Maribel Morgan said: "We feel it is our responsibility as a company to give something back to those who have risked their own lives and the lives of their loved ones so we could feel safe at home during the lockdown.

“This scholarship programme is our way of saying thank you - it is 100 per cent free and will be made available to anyone who meets the criteria.”

The school has had to operate virtually for the last 16 weeks following the national lockdown.

However, staff at the school have now decided it is time to come back and we have been preparing the school according to English UK and UK government guidelines to reopen on Monday August 3.

Both intensive and part-time programmes will be delivered in our new school premises from 7th September 2020.

Scholarships are extended to immediate family members and will be offered on a first come, first served basis until the number of 1,000 successful applicants is reached.

After announcing their resumption, United World School of English has been a positive response from their students and agents ahead of their return.

School Principal Alan Martins said: “We have helped thousands of students achieve their academic and professional goals for the past 20 years.

“We hope these scholarships will not only be useful for the applicants but also the first step towards a chain of good that will lift our town during this crisis.”