About us


I am glad that you have chosen the United Kingdom as your new home.

Let me share my story.

The plane was descending towards Gatwick.

I was sitting in the third seat from the window on the left side of the plane, of course nervously. Coming all the way from Sri Lanka as an asylum seeker, leaving my belongings, my friends and my loved ones behind, with just a small bag with few clothes in.

I could see through the window it was around 2 pm and a beautiful summer day.

I’ll never forget how nervous I was when I approached the immigration counter.

The female immigration officer at the desk looked at me intensely and smiled. A reassuring smile that I never ever forgot in my life.

‘Just follow me’, said the officer as she rose up from her chair. Exhausted by the long journey, I followed her, anxiously and almost fearfully.

Where am I going? To a detention centre or back to the plane to be sent where I started my journey?

Thankfully, it was for a medical checkup and a few hours later I was allowed out into this great country, the United Kingdom, a pure and truly democratic country, where I felt as if I born again.

A few months later I was told that I was accepted as a refugee.

This great country that adopted me as a foster mother, gave me a lot of opportunities.
I studied hard to become a professionally qualified accountant and therefore was able to work for big corporations as a ‘System Accountant’ and later an ‘IT consultant’ at top multinational corporations.

Why am I saying this? Certainly not to boast about myself but to indicate that the opportunities that this country offers for those who want to try harder and to achieve. As long as you are doing something that is morally and legally right, the sky is the limit: You are unstoppable.

Therefore, you may agree, like you, I have gone through all fear, uncertainty, frustration and depression to get to where I am now and I am experienced enough to help prepare you digitally, for the ‘LIfe in the UK test’ as well as the ‘English Language Proficiency Test’ and with my qualifications, be a reliable mentor for a career in IT and Accountancy.

While I faithfully remain grateful to this nation, I wish you all the best to those who make Great Britain their home.


Ravi Maniam ACMA, CGMA
Founder of www.greatbritishlife.org

P.S: In the guide you downloaded, we brought a story about Benjamin Disraeli, a son of a Jewish refugees from Italy. Disraeli was elected to represent Maidstone in 1837. 

He was mocked during his maiden speech as an MP in 1837, he defiantly pronounced “the time will come when you will hear me”. Later He became the Britain’s first, and so far only, Jewish Prime Minister and that was during the Victorian Era – An example of the opportunity this nation offers to any determined hard worker.

Believe in yourself and in hard work and you will be unstoppable.

Training is our passion

We are glad you found us in the small corner on the web world.

Since year 2000 we train people in IT. Many of our learners were immigrants or children of those immigrants who born and brought of here.

We became alarmed with the innocent immigrants became the targets of scammers and led them into troubles with the law and the state. Hence we decided to help the immigrants with the UK settlement process as well.

We take pride in that the IT skills that we acquired over the years help us to deliver the courses with the modern technology such as LMS and online learning.

You can trust us to be your partner in your successful UK settlement process.


The UK Settlement Process

We have two groups, one for those who DO NOT need take the B1 English (Group 1) and others DO need to take it (Group 2).

Group 1 will go to menu above and under ‘Courses’ select our course, Life in the UK – Preparation Self Study Course.

Group 2 will be taken to our LMS portal to begin with English Language Lessons and then to Life in the UK, teacher led course.

New Tougher Tests are on the way

Heirs to the throne

Monarch and the heirs to the throne