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Skills and employment

Learning and skills hubs

Our Work Zones have extended Family Learning in a selection of local primary schools to include adult education and employment support, we have called that service Learning and Skills Hubs. Across a selection of primary schools in the borough, our Family Learning teams are providing useful workshops and short courses to help you help your child.

What is Family Learning

All parents want their children to do well at school and to succeed. However, many of us simply don't know where to start; everything seems to have changed since our own schooldays, and you don't want to confuse your children by using different methods. Family Learning classes give parents and carers the opportunity to find out how things are taught in their own child's school, as well as a chance to share ideas with other parents and develop their own skills.

Family Learning courses 

Our Family Learning provision is funded through the Adult Education Budget (AEB). It supports parents to engage in their children’s education and it often provides a vital first step back into learning for adults, especially for those who are looking for work.

If you are a parent interested in family learning classes, try contacting your child's school to ask whether they run them or would consider starting a course.

Our courses include:

  • Family First Aid
  • Youth Connect 5, supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people
  • Shopping & Cooking on a budget
  • Improve your own Maths & English
  • ICT qualifications
  • Help your child with Maths and English

If you are a Headteacher who would like to arrange a family learning course in your school please contact Alison Reid to find out more.