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Opportunities to keep learning from home.

Adult Community Learning are offering online courses. See their website or call/ message 07734 777 466. 

Bags of Taste a running a “virtual course” – a short adventure into the world  where food is exciting, inspiring and really delicious, but also easy and really cheap! Their course teaches three “taster” recipes, which have been specially chosen to give you the basic techniques so you can then try many other delicious Bags of Taste £1 recipes. To register for this free course, email [email protected] or call Justin on 07986 04 24 58. 

Coffee and Computers offer free support and resources on using technology. They have a useful guide on making video calls over the internet.

Elizabeth House are offering online learning including IT and employment and cooking.

Freedom Works, personal, professional and business coaching are offering a free 5 month leadership course for people affected by Covid-19.

Founders and Coders coaching is funded by Islington Council and the Greater London Authority. It is aimed at Islington residents who are interested in learning more about HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 

Healthy Generations are offering free and low-cost online classes including a digital class. For more information call Healthy Generations on 0798 114 2376 or email [email protected]

Islington Libraries have a range of online resources including e-books and audio, newspapers and magazines. They are currently celebrating Black History Month with an online gallery.

Laamiga is running the Nefertiti women’s community project which aims to empower and motivate Black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugee and migrant women to gain confidence, reduce feelings of isolation, and set up projects to strengthen their local communities. It is FREE to join Nefertiti.

Open Learning offers free online learning from the Open University.

Peoples Place Community Partnerships (PPCP) is a forward-thinking education, skills-to-job training, and careers development company. They deliver 21st Century Skills training, focussing on providing industry related learning experiences and career development pathways in the IT and digitally creative industries.For more information, ring 020 3298 9370, email [email protected] or visit their website

Radio Garden allows you to explore live radio across the world.

Talk For Health has moved online. It provides user-friendly, talk based routes to wellbeing. Participants can join using their mobiles, laptops or tablets, and those without an internet connection or smartphone can dial-in to join ongoing groups. If you would like further information then please email [email protected] or call/text 0203 409 3201.

Recovery College is offering a range of online courses aimed at teaching you self-care tools which will help you navigate and be in control of your own recovery journey. Current courses include anxiety toolbox, food for wellbeing, mindfulness and making the most of your money.

Virtual Museum tours - visit leading museums around the world from your own home.

Young Women for Change is offering a career confidence course aimed at young women aged 18 to 30, who are unemployed or on a low income. They have a free taster session on 13 October at 6pm.

Aimed at children, young people and their parents & carers (but open to anyone!)

Adult Community Learning has links to various online resources to keep kids safe, active and learning while they’re off school. 

Audible stories is free as long as the schools are closed. They have an incredible collection of stories, including titles in 6 different languages. Aimed at children, but free to anyone.

BBC Bitesize is has daily lessons and resources aimed at Primary, Secondary and Post 16 pupils.

British Library have some online family activities including a big and small adventure from storyteller Dani Bradstreet.

Covid-19 Time Capsule - an activity pack for younger children.

Islington Council have put lots of useful home learning resources on their website.

Islington Museum have created some creative activity resources for younger children to try at home.

Khan Academy offers free learning resources aimed at children and young people aged 2-18.

Oxford Owl has lots of free online resources to help you teach children at home.

Premier League Primary Stars offers free home learning resources.

The Recovery College offer online mental health and wellbeing courses. They believe that recovery is a journey, not a destination and that we are all students of life. Upcoming courses include Getting a good night's sleep, exercise to feel good, understanding anxiety and nurturing self-compassion.

School's Out 2020 has links to a wide range of learning tools and resouces.

David Walliams is offering a free audio book every day.

Carol Vordaman is offering a free maths online support.

Yoopies has put together a Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter

Making the most of online learning 

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The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. They provide advice for adults, parents, educators and employers. 

If you would like more information or advice please contact us.

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