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Raising children is both rewarding and challenging, which is why we are here to help. Parenting courses help you understand your child’s needs better and build up your parenting skills.   

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Learn more about child psychology and how to support your child at school.  Get practical parenting tips and help your child manage their emotions. Help children and young people manage stress and anxiety.    

Our courses are non-judgmental and are just here to help you communicate better. Discover online parenting courses and SPƵվ classes near you. 

Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities

Find out more about specific learning disabilities. Understand more about autism and different ways to communicate with a child with autism. Learn more about sensory issues in young people with autism and the impact they can have. Share experiences with other parents and try hands-on activities to help your child. 

Discover ways to support children with ADHD, both at home and at school. Discover positive parenting techniques that help you feel more in control. Understand special educational needs and how to advocate for your child. Find out how to get an EHCP and where to go to get more help. 

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Interested in working in schools or childcare? Check out our courses here.

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Digital skills for Parents

Explore essential skills for managing your family’s digital safety, personal finances, and family wellbeing. This course empowers participants to protect their families online, manage finances digitally, and leverage technology for overall family wellness. The internet is vast and fast moving and often our children are more tech savy, this course will cover how you can manage what your children can access in order to increase their safety. The course will also cover a range of digital tools that can help you keep track of your personal budget at the click of a button as well as exploring what applications and sites can have a positive influence on family wellbeing.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 05/09/2024 -
Thu 28/11/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000095
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Schools, Parenting and Child Development: Help Your Child with English and Maths

As a parent or carer, you want the best for your children and you want to help them get the most out of their time at school. Join other parents like you, to discover more about what is taught in UK schools. During this course, you will learn how to support your child’s education in the UK. You will learn what you can do at home to help improve your child’s skills in maths and English. Find out more about how you can join the school community and meet other parents.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 18/09/2024 -
Wed 23/10/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00009422
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Schools, Parenting and Child Development: Introduction to ADHD

Would you like to find out more about ADHD? This course will help you learn about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. You will discover other conditions that are commonly experienced alongside ADHD. A big focus of the course is on how to support a child, young person or an adult with ADHD. You will gain an understanding of a range of different strategies and interventions which may be beneficial in a home, school or even work setting. You’ll also find out how assessments are carried out and how to apply for an EHCP to give a child that all important extra support in school.  

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 02/10/2024 -
Wed 30/10/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Paula Hellal
Course code:
Q00011461
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Schools, Parenting and Child Development: Help Your Child with English and Maths

As a parent or carer, you want the best for your children and you want to help them get the most out of their time at school. Join other parents like you, to discover more about what is taught in UK schools. During this course, you will learn how to support your child’s education in the UK. You will learn what you can do at home to help improve your child’s skills in maths and English. Find out more about how you can join the school community and meet other parents.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 08/10/2024 -
Thu 24/10/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00009454
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.80

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Digital skills for Parents

Explore essential skills for managing your family’s digital safety, personal finances, and family wellbeing. This course empowers participants to protect their families online, manage finances digitally, and leverage technology for overall family wellness. The internet is vast and fast moving and often our children are more tech savy, this course will cover how you can manage what your children can access in order to increase their safety. The course will also cover a range of digital tools that can help you keep track of your personal budget at the click of a button as well as exploring what applications and sites can have a positive influence on family wellbeing.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 09/01/2025 -
Thu 03/04/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000096
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available