Working closely with the Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) and formerly the Adult and Community Learning Service (ACLS), we have been delivering Family Learning since 2005. We are a small provider of bespoke Family Learning Programmes tailored to meet national and regional standards and of course our own high standards!

We were formed in 2005 by a veteran college lecturer that wanted to use the knowledge and skills she had gained directly in delivery rather than management. Over time our approach, planning, willingness and attention to detail has helped us become one of the most successful deliverers of Family Learning in Nottinghamshire.

Coming from the same area and backgrounds as many of our learners our small team has many strengths and is able to communicate effectively on all levels to any group or individual. Not only in the classroom but in OFSTED inspections and conferences, helping CLaSS to obtain an overall grade 2, and an outstanding grade 1 for the Family learning Subject area in their OFSTED inspection for 2015.

From backgrounds within education, industry, and finance our approach is that everyone teaches and takes on another role or two within the organisation, keeping costs down and allowing us to provide services beyond just the classroom. With a diverse team we may be able to help you in more ways than one!

Boosting engagement, attainment and the life prospects of many families in our area. We still work closely with CLaSS and often come with our own funding, so our expertise is often free to you and at the point of delivery too! We are more than prepared to form partnerships, bid or help bid for available funding and look forward to working with any family, organisation or individual.

Let’s see what we can do together

Whether you are looking to boost parental engagement or target specific areas of need or groups we can deliver.

Here is a brief list of courses available, please check the links for more details.

Get ready for school / Nursery

Story Bags / Sock Puppets

Maths / English / ICT / CV Writing

Arts and Crafts

Digital Photography

Cooking on a budget

Family Science / STEM

Rowdy Robots / Box modelling

Scrap Booking

Coding and programming

3D design


Enterprise schemes

War Years

Zumbini /Funky Feet – music & movement


Forest skills

All our courses have basic skills embedded in them, some like the English Maths and ICT can be accredited up to level two Functional Skills, we are an OCR registered exam centre.

If you cant see what you want, are interested in a more one-to-one basis, or are looking to develop a new course please get in touch via the contact us section of this site

Family Learning is exactly what it says – different generations learning together. Whether it’s grandparents, parents, siblings or extended family members and carers, all our courses are designed to be as flexible as possible to help bridge generations, encourage engagement and make learning a positive experience.

Family Learning began to be piloted in Nottinghamshire around 1995 in an attempt to help improve the outcomes of children whose parents had low basic skills levels. The results of these early projects quickly saw the roll out and delivery expand across the county and there are many case studies, reports and news articles relating to this success in Nottinghamshire, nationally and globally! Either Google Family Learning or have a look at some of the links after this document to see for yourself the impact this can have on any child and their educational journey.

The benefits of Family learning reach far wider than just the child. Many adults pass on their own negativity towards education if they themselves had bad experiences – schools and education have changed that much in the last two decades that even adults that did attain well wouldn’t recognise the methods and approach used today. This is why family learning works for every child, if the adults supporting that child have the skills and knowledge that they need, the adult can help and encourage that child so much more effectively. Some little steps can lead to huge leaps, for both adult and child.

Our goal is to empower all adults to make a positive impact on their children’s education and their own.

We offer a wide range of courses all tailored to meet the specific needs of the learners we encounter, designed for any adult wanting to help their child through school, be it learning together or attaining the skills themselves to help their child at home, to just the simple act of coming in to school to support their child. The boost a child receives from seeing a parent or other significant adult in their lives, learning, enjoying the learning and benefitting from it can only be a positive, constructive and encouraging thing!

We offer courses for all ages and abilities starting from pre-nursery and get ready for nursery programmes to keeping up with the children courses in maths, English and ICT.  Available in workshops, short courses and longer programmes – see what we offer for an in depth look.

So if you’re trying to boost parental engagement for your school – or want to improve reading, writing or maths for specific students our flexibility, approach and experience are at your disposal. Likewise if you’re an individual that would just like to know more or are interested in helping your own child with some one-to-one learning we can tailor our services, delivery and pricing to suit your needs and budget!