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Introduction to Islam Tutorial
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Islamic Awareness Tutorial- This workshop will challenge common misconceptions about Islam and provide learners an opportunity to develop their basic understanding of the beliefs and practices for Muslims. We also look at the rise in Islamophobia in the UK and how to prevent radicalisation. Each tutorial includes an open q&a session. Duration 45-60 minutes. 

Equality & Diversity Tutorial

This workshop is aimed at curriculum / vocational areas where learners are required to know about meeting the needs and interests of people from different faiths. In this tutorial, learners will develop their understanding of Islamic practices including prayer, fasting, marriage, birth, funerals, diet, dress etc. Duration 45-60 minutes. 

Staff Inset

This interactive and informative training session will help staff develop their understanding of mainstream Islamic beliefs and practices, how to tackle Islamophobia and prevent radicalisation. Duration 1-2.5 hours. 

College Reviews

Student feedback from the Islam awareness sessions was very positive. All students commented on their much improved understanding. The sessions were very engaging and delivered in a dynamic way. We would highly recommend Imran to all schools and colleges who are looking for more innovative ways to promote tolerance and respect of other’s religious beliefs.

Suzanne Duncan

Chief Executive, East Durham College.

Imran Kotwal spent two days with staff and learners at Lakes College holding tutorial sessions across the curriculum giving our learners an insight into Islam. All learners were engaged right from the start and feedback has been excellent leaving our learners better informed and reinforcing our college value to show respect for all members of our society. We would recommend Imran and The Muslim Learning Service to all colleges and look forward to working with Imran in the future.

Irene Farragher

Learner Support Manager, Lakes College West Cumbria

Imran Kotwal was a significant contributor to Pendleton College’s achievement of Learning and Skills Beacon Status in 2005 but, in my opinion, was THE catalyst for the college in achieving the AoC Beacon Award for Equality and Diversity the following year. His drive and infectious enthusiasm is motivated not by personal ambition but by deep conviction and immersion in a faithful life. Given his own resolute faith, his respect for, and empathy with, other faiths is remarkable and sadly too rare. He has the ability to bring together people of all ages, with or without faith, in peaceful and serious contemplation of what faiths mean to those of faith. He draws the sting from the most partisan views by his own example of calm, informed understanding and tolerance. Imran personally, and the structures and practices he established, made a huge contribution to establishing a purposeful, tolerant and friendly ethos in the college. I believe he is a truly gifted individual and a role model we should all aspire 

Peter Crompton B.Sc. PGCE

Principal, Pendleton College 2004 - 2009Principal, Salford City College 2009 - 2010

The staff responded very positively indeed and I personally learnt a lot as I mentioned, it was very valuable and we would not hesitate to have you back in the future. I will certainly recommend you to other colleges! A lot of staff are asking for your slides!

Training and Development manager, Freeman College, Sheffield.

Imran Kotwal, Founder of Muslim Learner Services came into the Technical Academy to deliver a session to our students on Islamic Awareness. The interactive session was well attended by both students and lecturers and was delivered in a light hearted and friendly way. Imran answered a number of questions that were raised by the students clarifying a number of preconceptions and beliefs the students had prior to the session. Overall the feedback from attendees was excellent with most commenting that they all took something positive from the session.

East Durham College

  • Brilliant! Best training I have attended in a long time.
  • Really enjoyed the training. Will be contacting Imran for future development of training opportunities in College.
  • An excellent day. Thank-you! Loved every minute of it.
  • Excellent session. I thoroughly enjoyed today. Imran engaged the whole group, his passion showed in his delivery.
  • I felt the session was really useful, it helped with awareness of Islamophobia and how to tackle it. The session has allowed me to become confident with dealing with the issue.
  • Very informative session about Islamophobia, great trainer, very knowledgeable.
  • I have had a really good day, a real eye opener, really useful and very interesting, really enjoyed the speaker today.
  • Great training! Imran’s knowledge was excellent, which has helped me understand more about Islam

Feedback from our Full day Islamic awareness and tackling radicalisation Inset delivered for College managers in the North of England

  • This was one of the most beneficial CPD events I have attended. I feel it would be beneficial for all staff and students. I feel we should utilise Imran and his knowledge more – Excellent.A very useful session with a well informed speaker. Probably the most useful thing in some time.Wish all CPD was like this! Opportunity to engage in rational and mature discussion rather than being ‘talked at’ Could have done this for longer – very good! Should be rolled out further – loved the honesty and non-patronising approach.

Feedback from our half day Islamic awareness and preventing radicalisation Inset delivered to Bury College staff