This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.
Family Learning courses are engagement courses, helping families move back into learning.
These courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, so we must restrict the number of courses that any individual learner can do. These courses are free, and we would like to be able to offer them to as many people in Kent as possible.
YOU MAY ONLY ENROL ON ONE PARENTING COURSE OR ONE CREATIVE FAMILY LEARNING COURSE.
IN ADDITION, YOU MAY ENROL ON ONE ENGLISH, MATHS OR LANGUAGE COURSE.
THESE GUIDELINES APPLY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR (1ST AUGUST 2021 TO 31ST JULY 2022).
Priority for places is given to NEW LEARNERS.
Please do not enrol unless you are confident that you will attend, as any no shows could have benefitted another family.
This online course is for mothers, fathers and carers with children aged 5 to 11 years. This is an Adult only course.
It is designed to: understand and look at various principles of Autism and the different aspects that can be present.
It is a discussion-based course designed to give parents a better understanding of the spectrum. It also offers practical advice to better support children with communication, behaviour management and coping strategies.
Parenting courses are not interventions, and the tutor will not tell parents “how it’s done”, rather they are discussion-based with time to share experiences, ideas, concerns and possible solutions.
Content will include all/some of the following: Tutors will facilitate and encourage discussion in a secure environment, the expectations and concerns of the learners. Learners will:
• Discuss the basic principles of autism and the different aspects that can be present
• Discuss different expert theories to gain a deeper understanding of the spectrum
• Discuss the diagnosis process: what this involves and how to go about it
• Discuss techniques to create a supportive environment, behaviour management and coping strategie
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Julie Francis
Julie is a qualified English, maths and ICT tutor who has worked in Adult Education for many years. With a wealth of experience in delivering to groups of all levels, she provides in-depth learning and self-study for all learners, providing information and guidance on such topics as initial assessment, examinations and extra support.
How will I be taught?
This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners. Learners will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking and listening).
There will be discussion and demonstration. You will have opportunities to discuss and ask questions - this is an interactive course with the Tutor present throughout.
What do I need to have with me?
Laptop, tablet or Smart phone with the Zoom app installed. There is no subscription required.
Pen and paper.
What can I do next?
FEML (Family English, Maths and Language) courses.
What do I need to join the course
To book a place please visit kentadulteducation.co.uk and click on ‘Course Areas’ then click on ‘Family Courses’. If you have any queries please call 03000 415888 or email BusinessSupportTeam@kent.gov.uk and leave your name and a contact number.
Before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email.
By participating in this online/live class you accept and understand that Family Learning activities involve potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your and your children’s motor skills and physical ability.
It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Kent Adult Education, you will not exceed your and your family’s limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate environment and level of task for your and your family’s skills and abilities.
You understand that in creative and physical activities you and your children will need to be suitably dressed, will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes. KAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house/home or persons.
KAE are not responsible for any injuries you or your children may experience as a result of your attendance of this course. By remaining enrolled on this course, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/121637/K/PF.
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