Inverness College UHI delivers free courses for parents to support children's learning in the home

Inverness College UHI is running free classes for parents and carers to help them support children’s learning in the home.

Care practice lecturer Julie Jones will deliver the Learning Together Programme, which has been designed by PEEPLE, a charity that supports parents with children’s learning.

Research shows that making the most of learning opportunities that surround us in everyday life and play make the biggest contribution to narrowing the attainment gap.

The classes will be focussed on children’s personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; early literacy, maths and health and physical development.  

They will run over six weeks and are open to all parents/carers along with their children aged 2-5. Non students welcome.

The classes will be delivered at Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11am, starting 13th November through to 18th December. A second block will start at the end of January.

Care practice lecturer Julie Jones said: “Inverness College UHI is delighted to be delivering these free classes through PEEPLE and in conjunction with Highland Council. It is an exciting opportunity for parents and carers to learn new techniques to improve learning by making the most of everyday opportunities like listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books and stories together.”

The programme, which will be used to inform childcare courses at Inverness College UHI, is part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Learning together: national action plan on parental involvement, engagement, family learning and learning at home 2018-2021’. The plan aims to increase parental involvement and engagement with the local community through providers like Inverness College UHI.

To find out more or register for a place, email