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Lockdown - Home Learning Tips for Parents with Children with additional needs

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Course Title:

Lockdown - Home Learning Tips for Parents with Children with additional needs

Course Number:

LUNO P10927


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:



Level 1 (Mixed)


Debbie Wigley

Start Date:

15 March 2021

End Date:

29 March 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 13:30 and 14:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 7 and 16 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

What will I be learning?

The course will cover topics such as

  • Adapting to the chance to a home working environment
  • Building workable routines- that suit you and your child/ children
  • Signposting to some recommended resources
  • Ideas for positively engaging your child/ children
  • Staying healthy during lockdown

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No. You will be supported to identify individual course goals on the first session and will work towards meeting these

Who is the course for?

Parents and carers

What do I need to bring?

You will find it helpful to have a pen and paper for taking your own notes during the sessions

  • And a cup of tea ;)

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need: 

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet 
  • An email address  
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device) 

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

You may be able to move on to one of our longer Family Learning programmes, e.g.:

  • Story sacks: Fun with Phonics
  • Keeping up with the children: Maths and English
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Digital Families

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

More formal courses that relate to supporting children’s development and wellbeing:

  • Introduction to childcare
  • Introduction to supporting children to learn
  • L1 or L2 teaching assistant training

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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Enrolment Information

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