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Extended Learning

Family Learning

You can make a real impact on how your child gets on at school by being confident and capable of supporting their learning and development.  

Anyone with responsibility for a child; such as mums, dads, grandparents and carers, without a Level 2 English or Maths qualification is welcome to attend family learning courses.  

Family learning courses include learning together with your child or grandchild. They provide opportunities for you to improve your own skills, discover what children learn about at school and try fun activities that you can do together on the course and at home.  

Up and coming courses

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Family learning courses:

  • Vary from two-hour family fun workshops to 60-hour programmes;    
  • Can give you the chance to work towards a nationally recognised qualification in English or maths;  
  • Sometimes offer free childcare provisions; and  
  • Are available in different community venues, such as schools, children’s centres and community centres.    

For more information about family learning courses contact your local area office or Mrs Barritt at school.


English and Maths Skills.         FREE

Our free programmes cover a range of interesting topics to help you with your English and Maths skills. If you do not already have an English and Maths qualification at level 2, we can help you to improve your skills for work and gain a qualification.  

Improving your English and Maths will benefit you in a whole range of everyday situations and will help to boost your confidence, job prospects and allow you to achieve your ambitions. Learners will work towards a nationally recognised qualification.   

English for speakers of other languages. (ESOL).        FREE

If you do not speak English as a first language, we have conversational ESOL courses at different levels to help you:

  • Improve your speaking and listening.  
  • Improve your reading and writing.  
  • Develop your job seeking skills.  
  • Gain confidence.   Gain a qualification; and    
  • Develop skills to help you with citizenship.  

For more information about ESOL courses contact your local area office or Mrs Barritt.


Vanessa Greenwood

Essential Skills Development Adviser

NYCC Adult Learning and Skills

Education and Skills

White Rose house

Thurston Road




Tel:01609 535839


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