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 0-10 years. This is an adult only course.
It is designed to: to discuss a positive approach to discipline and look at various techniques to manage behaviour effectively, lovingly and positively.
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 will be used to inform the planning and content of the course to meet learners' needs.
• The opportunity for learners to reflect on their approach to parenting and how this affects the child.
• How to set effective and appropriate boundaries.
• Understanding behaviour cycles and how to start positive behaviour cycles
• How to use praise and rewards as a way of managing behaviour.
• What are languages of love and how to demonstrate affection to own children.
• Discussion on positive communication skills and how to practise them.
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.
There may be the opportunity to progress onto an accredited course such as:
- Childcare and - Parents to be and Parenting
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/121621/K/PF.
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