Community Learning Update in response to Covid-19

Community Learning is working hard to support tutors and learners on our existing courses to engage with these courses being run as online courses/resources etc. We are exploring using various IT platforms and are being mindful of online safety issues.

We  understand that families are still adjusting to everything and having their children at home and so are trying to be as supportive as possible; making contact with our learners to see how they are and whether they can access online resources/activities.  We are putting useful resources on our website as well, including a sample timetable for educating at home. www.communitylearningwest.netWe are also looking ahead to developing new courses which will support adults and families at this difficult time.

One idea for the summer term which we will be developing is a family learning Arts and Crafts course at home for parents with the family, using everyday stuff at home/recycled materials as families won’t be buying resources. A flyer is attached for this course which is due to go live from 23rd April . Please do promote this course. The activities are especially for parents with children up to Key Stage 2.

Other courses being explored as online courses  include: Intro to Office Skills/Business Admin, first aid, food hygiene,  Roof Over My Head, parenting support, resilience and coping strategies (run via Southmead Development Trust as a procured course), fun with phonics, cooking together, maths through stories, ESOL for Health,  an employability/CV course for when people may be hoping to get back to work (also run via CMT a commissioned provider)

When these courses are ready, we will send flyers for  our new online courses to our  local area networks and to ways2work, and we will advertise them on our website and facebook page as well. Online courses will be run as citywide courses.