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Family learning

Come along to learn, discover, explore, enjoy and progress in a family centred learning experience.


Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning recognises the importance of children and their parents/carers learning together. We offer a number of family learning courses to support the needs of your family's learning. All our courses are designed and delivered to encourage children, parents, carers, grandparents and extended family members to learn new skills together and to show all generations how learning together can be fun and beneficial.

Our courses offer a range from inter-generational (with the children) to adult only sessions. You can develop your own skills as well as supporting your children's learning, in a fun and relaxed environment. All the courses are run by qualified tutors within local schools, children centres and community settings across the borough of Hillingdon.

Parents and carers

Whether you want to improve your qualifications, understand how your children are taught, add to your skills, or enjoy learning for pleasure, we hope that you will find something within our family learning programmes for you and your family.

Our courses are aimed at parents/carers who would like to:

  • be more involved in their child's education
  • develop new skills to improve employment or volunteering prospects
  • continue or embark on a lifelong learning journey
  • take that first safe and enjoyable step in learning with us, the impact is endless,very individually tailored and most importantly enjoyable

All our courses are delivered in local schools, community settings, children's centres, libraries and are free to families.*


Do you work with children and families? Our range of programmes enables us to provide your organisation with support, guidance and bespoke programmes to meet your national and local needs. All our tutors are qualified teaching professionals. Please contact us if you are a local organisation, community group, school, library or children's centre. interested in running a course for families who use your services. Email enquiries to hacl-info@hae-acl.ac.uk.

Our provision 

We offer two types of provision and both are fully funded.

  • FEML - Family, English, Maths and Language courses designed to equip parents/carers with the skills to support children through their Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2 curriculums as well as developing personal skills. Preparation for work courses designed to remove barriers into employment and to help you develop and reach your full potential in seeking employment. These are primarily adult focused programmes of learning; some of which result in achieving a nationally recognised qualification. 
  • WFL - Wider Family Learning courses are intergenerational (with the children) programmes of learning, whereby immediate and wider family are encouraged to learn together. We offer a variety of activities across many areas. This year we delivered: recycling to make books, Diwali Divas, Potty about pottery, Christmas crafts and pond dipping to name a few.

Email: hacl-info@hae-acl.ac.uk

Make a difference 

To your family, your community and most importantly your life. Enrol today, ask at your school, community group, library, children's centre or community setting.

Family learning: embracing diversity in learning and life by engaging and educating families. 

* Note: Eligibility rules apply and assessment is required on all courses.

For information advice and guidance about Family Learning please contact hacl-info@hae-acl.ac.uk.

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