Family Learning Tutor Training

Family learning staff develop training modules to suit local needs, specifically for a topic e.g. My Baby and Me or a refresher course for those who may have attended training some years ago.

Topics covered can include:

  • Theory and research
  • Programme themes
  • Increasing parental understanding of how school works at primary and second level
  • Providing fun learning opportunities based around home and family to encourage positive attitudes and further participation in learning
  • Explaining curriculum content and helping parents identify how they can help with homework and study skills
  • Promoting greater engagement with books and stories at all ages
  • Working in partnership and recruitment
  • Evaluation and progression.

We have lots of resources to share and the training will facilitate sharing of ideas.


Parents in 1994 attending literacy classes requested help with their children’s homework. The first family learning classes started as a pilot project. The work was developed by Clare Adult Basic Education Service.

Clare Family Learning Resource Pack was published in 2000, to support parents helping their children’s emerging literacy and numeracy skills. As courses were piloted, research carried out, more resources were developed in response to local and national needs.

Clare Family Learning is now part of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. It is known nationally and internationally for developing courses, tutor training and support.

Information on involvement in EU projects.

Clare Family Learning 1994-2019 – A brief History.