Family Learning is inclusive learning that involves adults and children from the same family unit working together in a variety of settings.

Partnerships are formed with schools and children’s centres across Sandwell where parents/carers can engage in learning that helps them to understand how their children are taught, as well as providing a chance to share ideas with other parents and develop their own skills. The courses help parents to work collaboratively with their children in order to develop their confidence and widen their skills. SAFL can provide the following courses:

 

Paediatric and Adult First Aid

A 14 hour course for adults, over 19 years old, who would like to learn First Aid that relates to both adults and children. Learners will receive a Sandwell MBC SAFL in house certificate that will be valid for three years. There is a course fee of £5. 

English for Parents

This course is designed to meet the needs of parents/carers with children in Sandwell schools. It will support parents/carers to develop their confidence in English and improve their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

Family Language

This course is designed to meet the needs of parents/carers with English as an additional language. It will support parents/carers to develop their confidence in English and improve their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

Keeping up with the children English and/or Maths

A 12 hour adult only course designed to inform parents, guardians and carers about how their children are being taught English/Maths in Sandwell schools. It is designed to support parents, guardians and carers by providing opportunities to explore these subjects while developing their confidence and skills to go on to help their children acquire a better understanding of their school work.

Family Learning Festival

The Family Learning Festival is a national celebration to mark and inspire a love of learning in family life. It takes place in October every year.
 
We organise events throughout the festival in a variety of locations within the Sandwell area.
 
Learning as a family can help us to become confident, lifelong learners with all the benefits that brings - from better health to being happier. Family learning supports children to achieve at school. It can be transformative, helping us to find new passions and interests, and realise our aspirations through further learning.
 
The Festival is co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, the national charity that aims to build a culture of learning everywhere.