Signposting - Support for families - Family and Community Learning Team - courses for September & October 2021


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Family and Community Learning Team - courses for September & October 2021

Family and Community Learning (FaCL) are eager to share their latest information about online courses taking place during September & October 2021:

Story Box Pre-School Course - now starting Friday 1st October

Story Box is a five week, fun and interactive online course. It’s for parents/carers who have preschool children (aged 2-4). It might be suitable too for children at home with SEN as there are many shared activities to encourage language development and creativity.

The aim is to create a story box that will bring the child’s favourite story to life: making puppets and props that will encourage speaking and listening and the love of reading.
Click here to take a look at the course flyer. (Please note: the course is now starting on 1st October 2021).

Please let FaCL know as soon as possible if you want a space so they can do an online induction. The induction will introduce them to the FaCL service and the online itslearning platform.

If you are interested in joining please call them on 01225 770478 or email the team:

Fun with Phonics – 11th & 18th October, 10am-12 noon

A two week 2 session course to demystify phonics for families with children aged 3-6 yrs (or with +6 aged children who are struggling to grasp reading).
For further information take a look at the course flyer

English for Speakers of Other Languages

There will be a face to face ESOL course (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at the Town Hall in Trowbridge. (Provisional start date: 5 October; Time: 10:00-12:00, 5x2hr sessions)

Prior to the course start date there will be a meet and greet session on Wednesday 15 September (call the FaCL team on 01225 770478 for more details)

New Food Safety Course

FaCL are also running another successful Food Safety course:
Food Safety – Hygiene: Tuesday 28 September 10:00-12:00
Food Safety - Foodborne Illness: Tuesday 28 September 12:30-14:30
Food Safety – Allergy: Thursday 30 September 10:00-12:00
Food Safety - Cooked and Chilled Food: Thursday 30 September 12:30-14:30

To sign up for the course call them on 01225 770478 or email the team:

Family and Community Learning Online Maths Courses

FaCL maths courses have been increased so that any learner can get the full benefit of basic maths and progress to maths that can be applied to everyday situations. They are now offering TEN courses that learners can join to give them the best chance to know everything they need to know to underpin an understanding of maths. This is the best news for learners to gain confidence with the basics. These courses offer progression to accredited courses, volunteering and routes to work.
Maths Courses

Any interested learner should contact via email or phone 01225 770478, and they can talk them through the enrolment process: induction and intro to itslearning (the online learning platform).

Family Wellbeing Online Courses

For families who have children who are anxious/stressed during these uncertain times.
There are various dates available and they will provide parents/carers with strategies to help.
Family Wellbeing Courses

Boost Courses in September and October

Would you like support to work towards your dream job?
Take a look at the FaCL team's Boost Courses for September and October
There are 10 courses altogether which are really helpful to get anybody looking for work – or wanting to update their portfolio if they will be searching soon. Courses can be attended separately but it is ideal to join them all to make sure that learners get the rounded support for polishing the CV, job searches and interview skills.

To see a list of all of FaCL's tutor-led courses for Oct 2021, please click here.

FaCL funding criteria
Courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Courses are no cost to learners if they are 19+, have been a resident in UK/EU for 3+ years, have less than 5 GCSEs grades A-C, in receipt of benefits, have a child with SEN and/ or a service family or they may have other issues that joining a course could help with.

If you need further information, or are unsure if you can join, or want to talk through the enrolment process, the team are always happy to talk things through to see if they can help.

Call: 01225 770478