A Belfast based innovative language and employability programme for refugees. This pilot programme of 14 weeks combined English language learning with developing and updating existing practical skills of refugees in areas where there is a local skills shortage, such as plumbing, electrical works, construction, etc. The programme was focused on male refugees with trade/practical skills backgrounds, who had dropped out of formal language classes and were at risk of increased isolation and mental health concerns. The programme was developed by Conway Education Centre in consultation with refugees and two local training organisations. It was supported by local employers and the NI Department for the Economy through ESOL NI.