The Saffron Walden Flyer September 2020 

Online courses and learning resources

                                                  

This month, Flyer freelance journalist Stephanie’s round up looks at online courses and learning resources for adults and families – for leisure, interest, work and business.

I do hope these resources are useful as we move into autumn, a time when you may choose to top up existing knowledge and skills or learn new ones.

FAMILY RESOURCES

www.internetmatters.orghelping parents keep their children safe online

www.twinkl.co.uk – worksheets and education support materials for children

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – learning resources which covers all school ages and subjects and is aligned to the national curriculum

www.worldofdavidwalliams.comdownloadable activities and learning resources for children

www.themathsfactor.com – Carol Voderman’s maths website

www.tv.historyhit.coma history learning resource for all ages

www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking ideas and recipes to interest children in cooking plus links to Jamie’s videos

www.tasteeducation.coma free resource to help children (primary age) have a positive relationship with food through sensory food lessons done at home

www.essexwt.org.uk/actions/waste-free-lunchesinformation on sustainable packaging and plastic free lunches to reduce food waste

RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE

www.getsafeonline.org – information to protect yourself online and your devices etc – this seems particularly relevant when all the resources here are accessed online

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/adult-learning/adult-learning.aspx a wide range of online courses from the Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service, for work skills, health and wellbeing and leisure

https://aclessex.comlearning courses from ACl, which include family and adult courses to learn a new skill (for work or leisure), health and wellbeing or to inspire

www.futurelearn.com/coursesa wide range of short online courses, for both personal interest and linked to business and work

https://hertfordshirelibraries.universalclass.comaccess to over 500 FREE online courses with your Herts library card on a wide range of topics for business, work and leisure

https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/reference-and-courses-online/free-courses access to over 500 FREE online courses with your Essex library card on a wide range of topics for business, work and leisure

www.explore-essex.com/creative-essexthis resource includes make at home craft ideas

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archivesHertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) – explore the archives or get started with your family history online

www.essexarchivesonline.co.ukEssex Archives online – explore the archives or get started with your family history online

 

WORK AND BUSINESS RESOURCES

https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.ukFREE online learning to build your digital skills (this has been set up by the Government since the pandemic)

https://wenta.co.ukFREE business webinars / training and business information – for Herts residents

www.hertsgrowthhub.comFREE business information and webinars – for Herts residents

https://southeastbusiness.org.uk/essex-southend-thurrockFREE business information and webinars  – for Essex residents

www.enterprisenation.comFREE business webinars and information – for all