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Course overview

This accredited course is for parents and carers who have a child that attends Holmer Lake Primary School.

The course is intended for those who are preparing work with children and also valuable in helping parents support their own children to learn.

The course is intended for those who are preparing to progress to working with children in a school as a teaching assistant, seeking work as a lunch-time supervisor or who plan to volunteer in a school.

At the end of the course learners will know more about:

  • Approaches and methods used in school to support reading, writing and number
  • Design of materials and resources to support development of literacy and numeracy skills

Learners will study units in:

  • Working with your child to develop literacy skills
  • Working with your child to develop numeracy skills

By successfully completing this course you will gain a Level 1 Award in Employability and Development Skills (OCNWM)

Assessment is completed via portfolio work.
Learners will need to be able to attend at least 80% of the sessions to complete the portfolio and individual tutorials will be offered during the course.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor, and there is opportunity to meet and socialise with other in the group in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at the information session to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Places are limited and registering

Session details

It can be difficult to make the first step into something new, therefore the tutor will contact you before the start of the course, and provide you with further information and details about anything else you will need to bring for the first session.

You need to commit to attending all sessions, unless discussed with the tutor before hand, to achieve the qualification.

Eligibility criteria

This course is for parents and carer with a child who attends Holmer Lake Primary.

Parents do not need any previous experience although it will be helpful to have done the Introduction to Supporting Children's Learning before hand. Any parents with special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs. The course is available to all adults who have children in the school. If numbers applying for the course are high, preference will be given to parents who:

  • do not hold a Level 2 maths or English qualification
  • are unemployed or retired
  • are claiming Job Seekers' Allowance
  • are employed and looking to progress onto further Family Learning courses
  • are parents/carers of children/young people who are entitled to free school meals

Venue and accessibility

Please contact the school for accessibility details


AIM Qualifications

What to Do Next

Are you feeling more confident and want to continue your learning?

At the end of the session the tutor will advise you on further learning opportunities in the school and the community. You can search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

For learners looking for work or who want a change in career, we can offer you advice to guide you in the right direction and opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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