What is Family Learning?
- A wide range of short and longer courses where fathers, mothers and carers can find out how to help their children learn at home and at school.
- Subjects taught include family cookery, gardening, computer skills, music, story sacks and arts and crafts as well as courses for adults to brush up their maths and English skills.
- Some courses are for adults and children to learn together while others are just for adults to learn together in a group.
What are the benefits?
- Family Learning gives you and your family the opportunity to learn new skills together.
- You can find out more about how your children learn and how they are taught in nursery and school.
- Courses can help you and your children to improve your English and maths skills.
- On some courses learners will be able to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
How are the courses organised?
- Courses take place in all kinds of venues such as schools, community centres, children’s centres and libraries. They run mainly in the day time to fit round school hours but also take place at weekends and in the evenings.
- The length of the courses vary and they can be informal or more formal sessions. On longer courses there is usually a maximum of twelve adults to ensure everyone gets to know each other and make new friends.
- All Family Learning courses are taught by experienced and appropriately qualified tutors who will be pleased to answer all your questions. They will help you to identify your personal learning aims, for you and your children, and make sure that the environment is safe and welcoming.
- After the course is finished there may be the opportunity to do another Family Learning course. Alternatively you can move on to other kinds of adult learning classes. Your tutor will be able to advise you on what happens next and also arrange for you to have an interview with a careers advisor if you wish.
- Tutors will ensure you are treated with courtesy and respect at all times. All the resources provided on the course are free. If you do wish to take an exam the entry fee is paid by Northamptonshire County Council Adult Learning Service.
- In return we would ask you to let the tutor or the setting know if you are going to be absent and to try to attend on time each week. Please also let the tutor know if you or your child has a disability that might affect your learning so that support can be put in place. It is also important to follow all Health and Safety guidelines which have been put in place for your benefit.
- We work to improve the quality of our courses all the time. At the end of the course we will ask for your feedback which you can give anonymously. If you have any concerns during the course please talk to your tutor about them. If you feel you cannot talk to them please contact the Family Learning Manager.
- We do hope that you enjoy your course and that you and your children learn some new skills which enable you to have fun together.