Course Fee *FREE

Reading With Your Child

Course Details:

This course offers parents/carers the opportunity to work with their children to develop their reading skills and improve their confidence when reading.  It will also help you to learn about how your children are taught in Sandwell schools and how to support them. 

The objective is to reinforce understanding of phonics and secure lines between speaking and reading, but most importantly to develop personal confidence when reading.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Help your children to recognise initial letter sounds.
  • Help your children to read CVC words.
  • Ask your children questions to develop their reading skills.
  • Be able to talk about books with your children.
  • Personal targets will also be agreed.

Entry Requirments:

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK for the past three years.
  • Proof of immigration status
  • Aged 19+
  • Are related to a child in a Sandwell school e.g. parents, carer, guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle.
  • You will need to complete an assessment before you join the course and advice will be given as to the suitability of the course for you.  You need to have English skills at E3 to be able to fully engage with the course.  This means that you should be able to read half a page of writing and write half a page independently. You must be committed to attending regularly.


We deliver this couse in connection with local primary schools.  For more inforamtion contact the school directly.

We currently have this course due to take place at:

School Date

If you are a primay school and would be interested in delivering this to your pupils and parents please for more information. 

What are the benefits of the course?

You and your family will have the opportunity to work in a supported environment where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need will support understanding, progression and individual achievement.  You will gain a greater understanding of the curriculum content that your children will cover in school, learn how to support your children and develop your own skills.  You and your children will have the opportunity to ask questions and to improve skills in reading.  You will be able to interact with your children in an informal and fun way away from the demands of family life. You will also be able to find out about other available courses.

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress.  Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion.  The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback.  You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.

What qualification will I get?

An in house SAFL certificate will be provided when learners have achieved their agreed learning outcomes.

After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

At the end of this course you may feel confident to progress to another SAFL course, for example an accredited English course.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees charged to you. Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding. 

Equipment Required

A pen and writing paper.

*Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.

This course runs for 5 weeks 1.5 hours per week