St Helens College launches free short courses to support homeschooling

St Helens College’s maths department has launched two free, bespoke short courses, aimed at providing parents and carers with the tools to support their child’s progress, as they are faced with the pressures and difficulties of homeschooling.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 12:48 pm
Updated Friday, 29th January 2021, 12:52 pm
St Helens College launched two free, bespoke short courses, aimed at providing parents and carers with the tools to support their child’s homeschooling.
St Helens College launched two free, bespoke short courses, aimed at providing parents and carers with the tools to support their child’s homeschooling.

Both courses, ‘Homeschooling Support for GCSE Maths’ and ‘Homeschooling Support for Key Stage 1 and 2 Numeracy’, will be delivered flexibly on a Monday or Tuesday evening, from 7.30pm to 9pm, across a six-week period.

Maths manager at St Helens College, Colin Salmon, said: “We know that parents and carers are under much strain as a result of the national lockdown, let alone the concerns and worries that come with ensuring the continuation of a child’s education.

"We see it first-hand whilst we continue to support our own college students with remote learning.”

He added: “With already having skilled and experienced teaching staff and the learning resources available, we knew there was an opportunity to extend our support and we really hope that these courses provide reassurance and help parents to feel more prepared.”

The courses start from Monday, February 22 and the college is encouraging parents and carers to get in touch as soon as possible to secure their place.

St Helens College also offers a variety of distance learning qualifications, covering topics such as children’s mental health and wellbeing and caring for children and young people.

To find out more and to apply, visit www.sthelens.ac.uk/adults-enrol.