Courses for Parents

Gloucestershire County Council have some exciting courses running this term, which we hope will suit your needs. Their courses are running on Zoom, and are open to all parents/carers/ grandparents living in Gloucestershire.

A lot of parents/carers are anxious about their own maths skills, so they are running a course to build their confidence. Parents will learn in a small group with a friendly and approachable tutor. This is a 4 week course initially, but can be extended to suit parents’ needs.

All you Need to Know About Numbers runs on Thursdays from 12:30-2:00

They are running a Money Management Workshop on Wednesday 5thMay from 9:30-12:00. This focuses on managing household budgets effectively and can transform parents’ attitudes to finances.

Wellbeing Courses are continuing to support families across the county.

·        Happier and Calmer: Wellbeing at Home is running on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:00. This looks at the science behind feeling good and gives parents the opportunity to try out different wellness techniques to see what works best for them.

·        Get Crafty and Relax runs on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00. This is a practical course where you get to make crafts in a relaxed group. They will send out all of the resources for this.

·        Writing for Wellness runs on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00. This course focuses on using writing for wellbeing, using free writing to develop wellbeing and builds learners’ skills and confidence to write for themselves and possibly to share life stories with their family.

They are continuing to run ESOL classes for parents/carers.

·        Improve Your English and Help your Child runs on Wednesday and Friday mornings

·        Help Your Child with English in the Early Years runs on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30. This course supports ESOL parents to work with their preschool children to build their English skills together.

The courses are free to people over 19 years old, have lived in the UK/ EU for 3 or more years, or have a valid Residence Permit, and are one of the following: Unemployed or earning below £17,000 per year; Qualified below a Level 2 ( less than 5 GCSEs); Have mental health challenges, Have a learning difficulty or disability.