Family Learning

Family Learning

Duration: 18 weeks
Qualification: As outlined
Start Date: Various
Entry requirements: As outlined
Dates and times: Course 1 Monday 16/09/19 12.45-2.45pm at Endeavour
: Course 2 Tuesday 17/09/19 12.45-2.45pm at Endeavour
: Course 3 Tuesday 17/09/19 12.45-2.45pm at Acorn Children Centre
: Course 4 Thursday 19/09/19 9.30-11.30am at Acorn Children Centre

Course aims

Aimed at parents and carers of children that want to improve their English skills be able to support their child’s learning.  This will allow parents or carers and their children to make the most of the opportunities in education.

You will develop strategies to support your child’s learning at school and at home.  You will improve your knowledge of how your children learn as well as how their play, language and literacy develop.  This will help you to identify your child’s individual needs and support their learning.

The course will help you to improve your own skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing through:

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar exercises
  • Reading different types of text and identifying their features
  • Planning, drafting and checking your writing
  • Using informal and formal language
  • Speaking and listening skills for discussions and presentations

You will learn at your own pace through:

  • Group, paired or individual tasks
  • Paper based activities
  • Demonstrations and practical activities
  • Independent study

You will complete a Functional Skills English qualification at Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2.  Achieving a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification will allow you to meet the English requirements of many jobs in the labour market.

You will be able to progress onto further/higher education.

A Level 1 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade D-G level. A Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C level.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements; an initial assessment will inform us of what you need to work towards.

How to apply?

Ring the Information Line on 01482 615 349 or visit your local centre to book an appointment.

Course units

You will learn skills in the following:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

Accredited/RARPA statement

This is an accredited course and evidence of achievement is by examination.

Where can it lead?

This course has links to childcare, education, literacy and English careers or courses.

This course leads to an accredited qualification in English Functional skills. This course is an externally assessed exam. You can continue up to Level 2 Functional Skills English.  There is also the opportunity to study for a GCSE at one of our main centres.

Developing your English skills and gaining a qualification will help you to support your child’s learning.  It also enables you to demonstrate your English skills to employers and access other courses.

The qualification can be a gateway to enable you to study further and work towards employment in roles such as;

  • Teaching assistant
  • Admin assistant

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