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  • introduce learners to the course 
  • complete an initial assessment 
  • identify goals for the course 
  • to encourage discussion about science in everyday life   
  • to develop learner confidence in using and explaining scientific terms 
  • to encourage families to get creative together 
  • to develop a sense of awe and wonder to promote enthusiasm for learning 
  • to encourage learners and children to ask questions 
  • consider strengths and weaknesses 
  • identify learning points 

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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