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LFE Support For Community Trust Learners During Covid-19

LFE Support For Community Trust Learners During Covid-19

It is likely that the coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty and anxiety for Study Programme learners, parents and Community Trust staff. Below is some support information that could help at this time and beyond.



A 24/7 free text service, for anyone (any age) in crisis anytime, anywhere. It is a place to go if struggling to cope and in need of immediate help.

Text: 85258


Mental health charity Mind have provided detailed information on maintaining well-being during social distancing. This can be found here.

CT Study Programme Manager

LFE’s Community Trust Study Programme Manager is available for any queries or concerns you may have. You can find contact details by clicking here.

Support Organisations

You can find a range of support organisations specialising in different topics such as bereavement, finance and online safety by clicking here.

To help learners adapt to working from home, Pearson have compiled some useful tips for studying at home effectively. Click here to view their guide.

UCAS have also provided a variety of information regarding applications for University. You can find this here.

If U Care Share

LFE’s Life Skills provider for emotional well-being has created new resources for learners and club staff at no cost.

To view an online webinar of If U Care Share’s educational training, click here.

You can download the online webinar and further resources, including a quiz, by clicking here

Bitesize Financial Lessons from Red Star Education

Kristen and Nick Cunliffe of Red Star Education are creating financial advice videos, designed to help equip young people with the knowledge to accept responsibility for their own financial security.

Personal Budgeting
Invisible Spending

They have also produced blog resources containing some handy tips.

Covid-19 Scams
Financial Goals
Financial Planning
Debt Worries
Loans and Credit Cards
Renters and Landlords

ZISHI Financial Trading Course

Learners have the opportunity to develop their financial literacy and understanding of global markets via ZISHI’s online learning portal.

The digital platform supports learners as they work towards achieving the accredited Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading qualification. Topics include:

How financial markets work; what impacts prices in the stock market; the concept of interest rates and how they influence the financial and property markets; and how foreign exchange markets operate.

From here, you can choose to pursue the full qualification by completing a two-week period of trading and practical application, which can enable you to transition into a broad range of financial sector jobs.

Please contact [email protected] to apply for your place. Further information about ZISHI can be found here.

Mind: Mental Health Training for Academy Staff

A complimentary training course focusing on mental health has been made available for Academy staff by the EFL’s charity partner Mind.

Upon completion, you can download a certificate which is CPD registered with CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity).

To undertake the course, obtain a Coupon Code by emailing [email protected] with the following:

  • Name of lead contact at the Academy
  • Email address & contact number
  • Number of Coupon Codes required

To access the course click here, while you can find detailed instructions here.

Social Media

Keep an eye on LFE’s social media channels for updates and signposting to topical information and resources to support you throughout this period.

Twitter: @LFEonline
Instagram: @lfeonline
Facebook: /LFEonline

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