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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

Working with Parents to Support Children and Young People's Learning

Course Code: SCED1001      Level: 4      Start Date: September 2022     


New 30-credit short course developing the skills needed to build effective parent partnerships.

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children's learning, and parental engagement is consistently associated with better outcomes for children and young people.

By exploring research and good practice in this area, you will learn about the diversity of families, how this enriches learning communities and how to overcome barriers to parent/carer engagement.

This course has been designed with employers to ensure that it provides the knowledge and skills needed in the education and children's services sector.

How will I learn? 

You will be taught over 12 weeks beginning with a full day in-person launch conference where you can meet the other students on your course on 17th September 2022.

This will be followed by weekly evening live online teaching sessions in the virtual classroom and flexible online learning activities to fit around your work and commitments.

What entry qualifications do I need? 

Your application will be considered on evidence of relevant experience and prior learning. We welcome applications from experienced and mature learners who do not have formal GCSE/A Level qualifications.

Is student finance available for short courses? 

Tuition fee loans are available for this short course as part of the government's preparations for the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. You will be eligible for a loan if you live in England, even if you have had student loans for university courses in the past.

Further information about short course loans is available here.

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