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 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
t: 01803 540620 / 540611