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What’s this course about?   

The purpose of this course is to help you develop confidence in using and explaining scientific terms, get creative as a family and develop a sense of awe and wonder to promote enthusiasm for learning.  

Course format:   

This is an online course where you’ll learn together and take part in practical group activities, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.   

Who will benefit from attending?  

This course is for parents and carers who want to support their child/children with their learning of science.  

What will I learn?   

  • Learn Scientific terms     
  • Discover science experiments you can create using items you have in the home  
  • Learn how to develop a sense of awe and wonder, to promote enthusiasm for science  

How long is the course?   

This is run as a single 2-hour session, with some activities to do at home to help you practise your skills.   

Will I be assessed?   

You will be required to complete some paperwork during this course. This will record and support your learning journey and successes.   

Entry Requirements:

Family and Community Learning courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Courses are no cost to learners if they are aged 19+, have a Wiltshire postcode, and have been a resident in UK/EU for 3+years (or have certain immigration status) and if you can tick any of these criteria:

  • have less than 5 GCSEs grades A-C / 9-4
  • in receipt of benefits (other than child benefit)
  • are a military family
  • are a family with children who need additional support
  • are unemployed and looking for work.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, we are always happy to talk things through.

Click here to enrol: https://workwiltshire.co.uk/enrolment/

Or to contact us call 01225 770478 or email familyandcommunitylearning@wiltshire.gov.uk



  1. Sarah 23rd May 2023 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Hi – is this the first date for this 5 week course

    • Laura Trowbridge 23rd May 2023 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah,
      Thanks so much for your enquiry. Confidence and New Directions starts on 20 June 12:30-2:30pm for five weeks, finishing on 18 July. We are also running our short introductory course: Discovering Confidence, on Tuesday 13 June 12:30-2:30pm, which is a good first step.
      Many thanks, Laura

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