Family Learning in Corby

FREE courses in Corby for parents and carers with children in schools and early years settings.   The Family Learning team is part of Adult Learning, Northamptonshire County Council.

HOT: IT Qualification (Functional Skills Level 2) course open to all: 22 weekly sessions at Pen Green, Rockingham Road starts on Monday 20 January 1-3pm

For more information contact Jonathan Sheldon, Corby coordinator for Family Learning

Family Language

Family Language (English: 2nd language)

Free course for parents and carers. Option to progress to qualifcation
9 weekly sessions
Starts Friday 24 January 
12.45pm to 2.45pm
@Corby Primary Academy
Butland Road, Oakley Vale NN18 8QA 

Gemma Devitt
01536 430150

Keep up with the Children: Maths

Keep up with your Children: Maths

Learn how to help your children with maths homework better and brush up your own maths skills
6 weekly sessions
Starts Monday 3 February
1pm to 3pm
@Pen Green Centre, Rockingham Road,
Corby NN17 1EA

Carol Anne Johnson
01536 400068

Online Safety for Families

Online safety for Families

Recognise online safety issues and hone your skills and settings. Option to go on to IT qualification
4 weekly sessions
Starts Monday 3 February
9.30am to 11.30pm
@Pen Green Centre, Rockingham Road,
Corby NN17 1EA

Carol Anne Johnson
01536 400068 

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Qualification

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Qualification

 Achieve a Level 3
certificate. Valuable at home and for anyone who is working
in an early years setting.
3 sessions:
Monday 20 &
Thursdays 23, 30th January

12.30pm to 3pm
@Kingswood Primary Academy, Southbrook Road,
Corby NN18 9BE

Louise Tayor
01536 742677

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What it's all about

The Family Learning Team is part of Adult Learning, Northamptonshire County Council

Family Health
and Wellbeing

Language, Maths
and IT Skills

Learn to support your childrens' learning

Certificated awards

Local Contact

Adult Learning, NCC

Family Learning FAQs

Courses are run at local schools, children’s centres, community centres, libraries and other local venues. If mothers, fathers and carers want to learn with their children as a family, or to further develop their own skills to support their children at school, we will have a course that suits their needs.

Courses are firstly for parents and carers without level 2 qualifications and can improve parents’ English and Maths skills which in turn increases their confidence to help their children learn. In addition participation in family learning courses enables parents to have more contact with the education system and become more active partners with schools and nurseries.

Family learning builds confidence, skills and interest to go on learning in adults and children and enable families to learn with and from each other. Our courses also promote family relationships, raise the attainment and / or achievement of adults and encourage positive behaviour and attitude changes in children through the promotion of collaborative learning.

Adult Learning is funded by the Skills Funding Agency to provide learning opportunities in Northamptonshire. This is how Family Learning courses are provided free of charge to schools, early years settings and learners.

More about Family Learning Courses

Keeping Up with the Children: Find out how literacy and numeracy is taught in schools today - and brush up your own skills at the same time
* Maths
* English
Family Language (mainly for parents with English as a second language)
Family Maths - a six week course with the option to progress to Certificated Learning

IT courses
(which can progress to Certificated Learning)
* Social Media in the Family
* Safety Online for Families
* Family IT - brush up your computer skills to be able to help your school children with homework etc
* Range of workshops: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email and Online Accounts

Course titles available by arrangment in Corby

Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English are key qualifications required for entry into many higher education courses. English, Maths and IT are delivered locally in small groups over 24 weekly sessions to gain awards between Entry Level 3 and Level 2, alongside AIM module awards.

Family Learning gives opportunities for our learners to achieve other certificates which can be valuable for CVs and job applications, as well as confidence and good practice at home:
* First Aid
* Food Safety and Nutrition

Certificate courses available by arrangement in Corby 

123 Magic:
Helping parents build skills for behaviour management

Family Resilience
Building strategies and strength to cope with family life's ups and downs

Healthy cooking on a Budget
Healthy eating, how to buy wisely and enjoy preparing it make this a popular course with parents and children alike

Family Fortunes
Six week course to look at budgeting, priority setting and a whole range of key money issues that's affect family wellbeing

Craft workshops
Longer and shorter courses that help parents and children enjoy making and creating together

Courses  available by arrangment in Corby

Next Steps

Ever heard the phrase 'The Learning Journey'? Every Family Learning experience is a step on this journey. On every course, we make it a high priority to signpost you forward on your way.

That could mean:

* The next level of the same subject (perhaps to achieve a certificate).
* A path to higher education courses
* More formal Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), to help you understand options for volunteering, further training or employment

We also work closely with Parent Support specialists in schools to make sure you and you family are getting the support you need.

More about progression on Adult Learning website

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Maths, Language and IT skills for families in Corby

Free courses available to schools and early years settings  by arrangement with Family Learning in Corby

Course title  
Keep up with the Children: Maths
Family Maths
Keeping up with the Children English
Online Safety:  Keeping Families Safe Online
Social Media for Families
Family IT
Microsoft Word Workshops
Microsoft Excel Workshops

Certificated courses

Free courses available to schools and early years settings by arrangement with Family Learning in Corby

Course title 
Functional Skills English
Functional Skills Maths
Functional Skills IT
Paediatric First Aid Level 3
Emergency First aid at Work Level 3
Food Safety Level 2

Family Health and Wellbeing courses in Corby

Free courses available to schools and early years settings by arrangement with  Family Learning in Corby

Course title
Family Resilience
Family Fortunes
Budget Cooking for Families
123 Magic 
Story Sacks 
Crafts for Families

Family Learning Partners in Corby

To find out about working with Family Learning in your Corby setting, call please Jonathan Sheldon on 07834 496013

Corby Primary Academy

Danesholme Junior Academy

Kingswood Primary Academy

Pen Green Centre

Rockingham Road Primary Academy

Maplefields Academy

Red Kite Academy

Jonathan Sheldon, local coordinator

Local organiser in Corby

Jonathan Sheldon (Curriculum Coordinator)

Ault Learning, NCC

Adult Learning

1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED
Family Learning Team Leader:  Tania Sowerby

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