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Family learning and essential skills

Improve your maths, English or help your children with their learning.

Family learning

Family learning groups are delivered in over 30 schools in Swansea to support the literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills of parents and children.

The courses run for 10 weeks and are targeted at year groups negotiated with individual schools. The courses cover literacy, numeracy and digital literacy topics developing ideas to support and develop children's skills in these areas.

The groups are fun and relaxed and build on parents strategies and knowledge in supporting their children's learning. The courses provide an ideal opportunity for parents to improve their own skills, recognise how they can best support their children's learning and meet other parents and carers. 

Family learning courses are accredited and are an ideal opportunity for parents to be involved in the school life of their children.

Essential skills classes

The lifelong learning unit runs essential skills classes across Swansea which are free and open to all essential skills learners.

Classes are available for beginner and non-readers, learners wishing to gain a qualification or those wishing to update their skills. Essential Skills Wales qualifications are available from entry level to level 2 in literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and essential employability skills.

Specialist teachers work with learners to prepare a negotiated Individual learning plan based on their needs and aims. Classes are friendly and well-resourced using IT and tablets to engage and develop learners' digital literacy skills and confidence.

If you know anyone who would benefit from attending essential skills classes or you would like to attend yourself then please call Kay Timpson on 01792 795551 for more details.

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