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Who are we?

We are the Family Learning team for Birmingham Adult Education Service which is part of Birmingham City Council. Our work is fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

What do we do?

We engage with primary and secondary schools, children’s centres, voluntary organisations and other agencies and run courses suitable for children and their family members or carers who are over the age of eighteen.

The aim of our team is to help families from Birmingham’s disadvantaged areas learn, work and grow together. We are especially keen to engage with families where the parents or carers are unemployed, on benefits or have few qualifications.

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How do we do it?

We aim to create a positive, welcoming and relaxed environment in which families can have fun learning together.

The purpose of Family Learning is to teach about the subject, to help parents understand how their children learn and how best to support them. All programmes include opportunities for adults to get information, advice and guidance on how they can go further with their own learning and how they can get support for any literacy, language or numeracy need.

How do we work with your organisation?

Our team will work with you to identify and meet the learning needs and interests of your families. They will work with you to ensure that our courses support the Family Learning agenda alongside the strategic priorities and objectives of your organisation.

We provide a wide range of interesting and accessible classes where adults can learn alongside their children. Children and adults are awarded a certificate of achievement at the end of their course. 

Group size, length of courses and patterns of delivery 

Group sizes are generally 8 adults. Each adult can bring up to 2 children. We will discuss models of delivery with you. Programmes can be delivered within or outside school hours.

What do we need from you?

Courses are funded and resourced through the Skills Funding Agency so the good news is that the classes are FREE to all family members. This includes all resources and equipment.

We need you to provide the venue (ie your setting), help publicise the programmes and recruit and support the families.

If you would like to find out more about working with our service please use the contact form below.

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