Fancy doing an online course?  We thought we’d share with you details of Wokingham Adult Education courses starting in April and May.  All courses are currently online, via Zoom, tutor led and interactive with small groups of learners and free (eligibility details below) – more details and application instructions can be found on the WBC  webpage:


Helping your child with Maths

20th April – 25th May, Tuesdays 9.30-11am

Gain an understanding of how maths is taught in KS1 whilst refreshing your own maths skills and gain confidence in how to support your child with their numeracy learning at home. Learn games to play to help your children with their maths understanding and recall

Helping your child with English

22nd April – 27th May, Thursdays 10-11.30am

Refresh your own English skills while gaining confidence in how to support your child with their literacy learning at home. Gain an understanding of how English is taught in schools today including phonics. This course is ideal for parents of KS1 children.

Introduction to being a Teaching Assistant and Working in Schools

20th April – 25th May, Tuesdays 10-11am

Find out more about different roles available in schools and gain an understanding of how to apply for roles.  Explore your own strengths and weaknesses in your transferable skills and build your confidence to apply for roles in schools.

Paediatric First Aid Introduction

Dates to be confirmed – please contact us to be added to the waiting list

Learn basic first aid skills that can help with a range of accidents such as choking, burns and scalds, poisons and febrile convulsions.  Gain confidence in dealing with common childhood issues such bumped heads, nosebleeds and objects stuck in nostrils or ears!

Building Confidence and Resilience in your Child

13th and 20th May – either 10-11am or 7.30-8.30pm

Coping with emotions is important for happiness and wellbeing.  Help your child recognise, understand and accept feeling sand to express them in appropriate ways.  Learn to help your primary school aged child to deal with negative feelings and cope with stressful life events over a 2 session course.

IT Skills for Jobseekers

22nd April – 27th May, Thursdays 1.30-3pm

Refresh or learn new IT skills, including Word and Excel, that will help you through your jobseeking journey – from creating basic CV and covering letter templates, to filling in online forms, downloading and uploading application forms and keeping a log of jobs applied for.

Coding for Beginners

22nd April – 27th May, Thursdays 6-7pm OR

6th May to 17th June, Wednesdays 10-11am

Learn how a computer program is structured and how to think computationally, translating ideas into computer code.  This tutor led, introductory course will help you gain the knowledge and experience to be able to code in Python and know about the tools and resources required to carry on learning independently.

Building Confidence to get back into Work or Volunteering

10th June – 1st July, Thursdays 10-11am

Getting into work or volunteering after a break for any reason or for the first time can be daunting.  This course will help you to identify all the strengths and qualities you have that employers want and look at ways to expand your experience through volunteering or further learning whilst building your confidence to take the next steps.

Excel for Work

Dates to be confirmed

Learn and practice spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel.  Get support for your personal Excel needs to gain skills for the workplace in these interactive sessions.   Learn how to create formulas and techniques for summarising and sorting data.

English for Speakers of other Languages

These courses will give you the chance to refresh your English skills and to undergo an assessment to see where you need further help.  Please contact us for an assessment.

Return to Maths

28th April – 26th May, Wednesdays 10-11am

If you are looking to refresh or improve your own maths skills this course will allow you to assess your current skill level, and support with all aspects of maths, and support learners to move onto college if they wish to undergo a qualification.

Return to English

Mondays 10-11am – ongoing

This course will give you the chance to refresh your English skills and to undergo an assessment to see where you need further help.

UK Online

Tuesdays 2-4pm – ongoing

Learn to make better use of your PC, laptop, iPad, tablet or smartphone.  Gain confidence in using email, internet searching, online safety, online shopping or video calling.  These sessions are suitable for beginners.

Essential Digital User 


This course has been designed to develop understanding and competency across different IT skills and applications, including spreadsheets, presentation software, IT security systems, and using specific programmes to solve problems.  The course is suitable for you if you are looking to improve your IT skills or enter a job role where IT skills will be used.

Money Management


This course is aimed at helping you to manage your finances or debt. It would be of particular interest to you if you’ve been displaced, put on furlough or suffered a reduction within the family income.  We’ll look at personal money management including understanding tax with the support of an online tutor.

Baby Loves Nature

2nd -30th June, Wednesdays 10-10.45am

Connect with nature, relax, have fun.

This 10 hour course is suitable for parents of 3 months to 2 year olds and is free for families in Wokingham.  Each Wednesday we will run a 45minute Zoom session from 10.00am where we can have a remote coffee and chat with nature based stories and demos of activities.  This short screen based session will leave you with plenty of time to try our nature themed fun activities each week at a time to suit you.  Book now with Rebecca on 07525 120117 or  Using the outdoors as our inspiration we’re offering multisensory activities to support you to explore everything nature has to offer as a family , from fun and excitement to calmness and wonder.

Eligibility for Wokingham Adult Education courses

You need to live or work within the Wokingham Borough, be over 19 years old (as of 31st August 2020) and been a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area and have ordinarily been resident in the EEA for at least 3 years.

There are a number of exemptions including those for asylum seekers or refugees.  Please contact us on 07785 314603 or 0776 738 0722  if you wish to discuss any exemptions further or via

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If you want more information on any of the above you can contact Catriona MacMillan, Community Learning Coordinator at Wokingham Borough Council on 07785 314 603 or