The Lifelong Learning Centre offers part-time courses for adults who work or volunteer with children or families.
This will be an opportunity to find out more about these programmes and to:
• Meet tutors and try out a taster session for each course
• Explore the skills you would need for university
• Meet adults who are already studying Foundation Degrees in Child and Family Studies or Learning and Teaching
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Learning journeys: why do some children do better than others?
How do outside circumstances influence what children achieve in the education system? We will consider the factors that can impact on children’s progress. This session will introduce the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching and the optional Special Educational Needs and Disability route at the University of Leeds. It will be led by Sally Gibbs and Jacqui Ambler, who run the programme.
What is Family Support?
Do families need support in the UK today? Who works with families and what services do they provide? You will have the chance to take part in a lively discussion about policy and practice and find out more about opportunities in this field. The session will be led by Nathan Loynes, programme leader for the Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies.
“Today has given me a much clearer view on whether this is for me and achievable given my circumstances. It has made me realise it is possible if you want to do it’’
“It put me at ease meeting students studying on the course I want to do. All the tutors were very friendly and happy to help”