South Devon College

Inspiring our community through learning for all

Contact us on: 08000 380123

Family Learning

Torbay Family Learning is part of the Adult and Community Learning section at South Devon College.Family Learning can help parents/carers to understand more about how their children learn and encourages adults and children to learn as a family (by the term ‘family’ we mean at least one parent, adult carer, grandparent, aunt, uncle, older brother or sister working with a child under 16 years of age).

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What can we offer families?

  • Opportunities to enjoy learning and gain new skills
  • Help and ideas so that parents/carers can feel involved in their child’s education and be better able to support them at home
  • Free courses, which are delivered in a wide range of subjects, in various locations across Torbay

Family Learning is ideal for parents and carers
who wish to:

  • Understand how children learn and how you can encourage and motivate them
  • Improve their own skills and confidence
  • Meet new friends!
  • Courses are fun and informal – come and find out for yourself!
  • Courses offered include:
  • Communication skills – the importance of speaking and listening
  • Developing children's early reading, writing and number skills
  • Making resources to support learning
  • 'Keeping up with the children' courses aims to look at how children are taught English and maths, and how you can support that learning
  • Parenting programmes for help in dealing with all those awkward moments!
  • Improve your job prospects and gain qualifications with Torbay Family Learning. 

Plus many more…

For more information about Adult Advice and Guidance please contact Rebecca Florence directly on rebecca.florence@southdevon.ac.uk or via the Helpzone on 08000 380 123.

For more information or to find out what courses are available in your area, please contact us:

Adult and Community Learning Section (Family Learning)
South Devon College
Long Road
Paignton
TQ4 7EJ
t: 01803 540620 / 540611
e: carole.morey@southdevon.ac.uk
or irene.thomas@southdevon.ac.uk