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Family learning

Family learning helps parents, grandparents, carers and children to acquire new skills and knowledge. It can improve language, literacy and numeracy amongst all family members and allows parents to help their children to learn.

Wider family learning (WFL) courses

These programmes aim to encourage adults and children to learn as a family. They also aim to help parents and carers to support their children’s learning.

Courses aim to:

  • develop the skills and knowledge of both adults and children
  • help parents and carers to support their children’s learning and development more actively and with greater confidence.

Apply for funding

To apply for funding to run a course, complete a funding application form (Word, 52KB).

You will need to provide details of: 

  • the main activities of the course
  • the target audience
  • the benefits to learners
  • further learning opportunities the course will produce
  • the estimated costs.

Family literacy, language and numeracy (FLLN) courses

Family literacy, language and numeracy courses aim to:

  • improve the literacy, language and numeracy of parents/carers
  • improve the ability of parents/carers to help their children
  • help children acquire literacy, language and numeracy skills.

Courses are drawn from an approved menu.

We promote non-traditional approaches to learning. For ideas about the types of courses we currently run and can fund please download the family learning course handbook (Adobe PDF, 501KB).

Funding

Potential providers from the voluntary and statutory sectors who want to organise a course or taster session can apply for funding from the Family Learning Team.

Courses have to meet Skills Funding Agency criteria. For more information, download the document 'Requirements for funding - Family Programmes guidance 2010-11: Part 1' from the Skills Funding Agency website.  

Quality

In order to ensure good and consistent practice, courses must meet the common inspection framework guidance - download the guidance from the Ofsted website.

You can also download a list of the family learning evidence requirements (Word, 33KB).

Ofsted inspection

In June 2010, we received a Grade 2 ('Good') rating in our Ofsted inspection. You can download the full report from the Ofsted website.

Becoming a family learning tutor

Please submit your CV to the Family Learning Team using our CV template (Word, 53KB).

All tutors must have a current CRB disclosure check and have suitable qualifications.

Organising a course

If you have ideas for a family learning course, contact the Family Learning Team.

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