Community & Family Learning online courses

We offer FREE interactive courses to help you negotiate these tricky times. If you are a parent, grandparent or caring for a child or young person living in Essex we have support for you. Some courses are delivered LIVE in an online classroom at the time stated, others are available to take at your pace whenever it suits your family. This is stated within the course information.


To participate in these courses, learners will need a laptop or PC with webcam and microphone, internet connection with Google Chrome browser, an email address and be able to access websites.

Specialist Workshops

These one-off workshops that cover a variety of topics, offering support for you and your family. They give you an opportunity to speak to professional tutors about your concerns and other parents facing the same challenges.

  • Managing Big Emotions KS1
  • Managing Big Emotions KS2
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Family Kitchen
  • Sleep for parents of under 5’s
  • Choices and Consequences
  • Child Development KS2
  • Child Development KS3
  • Starting the next stage in Education
    • Starting Primary
    • Starting Secondary

Emotional Wellbeing

These courses offer families guided support and tips on keeping children emotionally well. We deliver courses and workshops based on the developmental age of your children.

  • Emotional Wellbeing KS1
  • Emotional Wellbeing Teenagers
  • Emotional Wellbeing KS2
  • Emotional Wellbeing for Parents
  • Big Emotions KS1 and KS2
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Understanding anxiety

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Family Wellbeing

These courses develop mindfulness strategies and tools with your family alongside finding time as a parent to look after your needs.

  • Self Care
  • Family Mindfulness
  • Healthy Store Cupboard Cooking
  • First Aid & Family First Aid
  • Healthy Lunchboxes
  • Family Survival for Home-schooling
  • How much is too much tech
  • E-safety
  • Surviving Holidays
  • Family Kitchen

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Understanding English & Maths

Understanding of the different subjects’ children are learning at school. With experienced tutor support, they also aim to improve parents’ or carers’ ability to support children’s learning and development.

  • Understanding Maths & English KS1
  • Understanding Maths & English KS2
  • Family English for ESOL
  • Intro to Phonics


These workshops are to recognise to recognise and accept children’s feelings in a positive way and choose from a range of strategies to put fair boundaries into place. Ultimately, we want to improve parent/child relationships through the implementation of effective assertive techniques.

  • Positive Parenting
  • Understanding Children
  • Motivating Teens
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Child Development KS2
  • Child Development KS3
  • Can these be linked to Early Years section
  • Sleep
  • Play and Language
  • Managing Big Emotions KS2
  • Managing Emotions KS1
  • Choices and Consequences

Qualification and Employment

An opportunity to be in control of shaping your employment choices so that 2021 is your year! Not just a course looking at employability skills, but allowing you the chance to harness the skills you already have, develop others and realise your true potential.

  • Parents into Employment

Early Years

Theses workshops will provide support for parents of children under 5 on a range of topics.

  • Creative
  • Outdoor Play
  • Storysacks
  • Numbersacks
  • Play and Language
  • Intro to Phonics
  • Sleep for parents of under 5’s


If you would like us to deliver any of our offer exclusively for your families, either online or face-to-face then please contact us.We are always looking at innovative ways to work in partnership to support Essex residents.

Commissioned Support

If you would like a bespoke service, training for staff or something that is outside our funding regulations then we can support through a commissioned service.

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Archived Events

We continue to run events for your family and yourself to take part in. For our past events, please see below: