Family Learning

Family Learning courses offer free, fun learning opportunities for parents, carers and children to learn together. All Family Learning courses are taught by experienced and qualified tutors who will help to identify personal learning aims, for you and your children, in a safe and welcoming environment.

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​​Family learning courses

All about Family Learning

  • Free face-to-face and online learning opportunities for parents, carers and children to learn together
  • Build skills as parents and adult learners
  • Great learning delivered by experienced, qualified tutors
  • Fun, safe and welcoming for everyone, graded OFSTED 'Good' 2016
  • Gain new skills for the whole family
  • Improve confidence to try other courses
  • Learn from each other
  • Enjoy spending time together
  1. Family Learning Courses can be booked online if you have an email to register. To join a published online course:
    1. Choose a course through this page
    2. Sign up for your Adult Learning account or Login if you have an account already
    3. Go to your chosen course and click on 'Book a place'
    4. Receive a confirmation email with course details and how to access your course resources on Google Classroom
    5. Watch on YouTube for help to enrol
  2. Alternatively, you can phone 01604 367119 during office hours
  3. You can also enrol at your first session on the course, however where possible we encourage you to book beforehand via one of the options above.
    • To join a face-to-face course in a local venue or school, the local organiser (such as your school's Parent Support Worker) will give you a link for your enrolment

Family Learning courses are fully funded for parents, carers and families, so they are free for Northamptonshire residents aged 19 or over.​

Find out about other qualifications  in English, Maths, IT, ESOL and work related qualifications on the Essential Skills page.

Family Learning courses are either face-to-face or online. Resources and worksheets for all courses are on Google Classroom.  Online, the sessions take place on Google Meet.

The course page and your course information sheet will state the course venue.

​Courses can be from one to twelve weekly sessions. Live sessions are normally 1 to 1.5 hours long, with a scheduled contact hour between sessions.

You will get much more out of your course if you expect to do some homework between sessions.

For online courses you will need internet access and a Gmail address and password for Google Classroom.

If extra resources are needed, we usually provide them free to you in the live session or by home delivery. Your course information sheet will also tell you what you need to bring.

Yes! Please contact alsreferrals@northnorthants.gov.uk for 1-1 support with enrolling or getting onto your course.

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For schools and partner organisations

Would you like to host face-to-face lessons in your venue? We would love to hear from you.

Contact us about online courses to support your parents, carers and clients.

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