Parents Courses

Here is some information about different courses, at level 1 and 2

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Learn how to use the internet.

Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.

Learning guides from Learn My Way

You can use these short guides to help someone get the most out of Learn My Way. They contain extra activities and ways to practise skills covered in the courses.

Free online courses with certificates

Fulfil your ambitions with one of our free online training courses.


What is AllergyWise?

This free online e-learning course is designed for parents and carers of severely allergic children. This course aims to improve and update knowledge about the everyday management of severe allergies.

Key facts

  • Costs: Free, optional certificate for £5 plus VAT
  • Type of course: Online e-learning
  • Time to complete: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Designed for: Parents and carers of children (ages 4-16) with severe allergies

AllergyWise for Parents and Carers of School – aged Children

You will need to register to access your chosen course.


Free Online Courses from Hugh Baird.

Available for anyone aged 19 or over and living in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral), our courses are introductions to subject areas and are designed to give you confidence and help to stimulate your mind and push your boundaries without even leaving your home.

The FREE online courses vary in length meaning that you can choose the one that best suits your individual circumstances. You do not need any previous qualifications to undertake a course and they are suitable for people of all abilities. Your chosen course can be undertaken at any time, meaning you can fit learning around your other responsibilities.

Please note: due to funding, you can study a maximum of two courses and you must reside in the Liverpool City Region.

Skills for Employment

Completing Application Forms

This course introduces learners to the different types of application forms; the types of information requested in a job application form; the importance of reading and following instructions on a job application form; and how to check for accuracy.


Positive Attitudes and Behaviours

This online Positive Attitudes and Behaviours course is part of an employability suite which will help learners search for and secure employment. It is suitable for anyone who would like to learn more about how they can analyse their own skills, create an action plan and be more efficient when applying and interviewing for jobs.

Cleaning and Servicing, Level 1 Food Hygiene and First Aid

By completing this course your employees will know how to meet your organisation’s standards, be aware of the different types of equipment in hospitality, understand how to tackle unexpected situations, learn how to perform safe lifting and carrying techniques and become aware of the maintenance procedure. This training pack is a great way to introduce beginners to food safety, and first aid.

Digital and IT
Microsoft Excel – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

These courses will allow you to confidently use Microsoft Excel whether you are a beginner on the software or have some knowledge. There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.

Microsoft Word – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Microsoft Word is a software program used in most modern workplaces and completing a course will improve your employability.

Microsoft Powerpoint – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

Our three interactive Microsoft PowerPoint training courses provide the essential skills you need to effectively use the program, ensuring you feel confident in your work. Designed for all abilities, our courses are broken down into three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.

Microsoft Outlook – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. This course is designed for all abilities to boost your Outlook skills.

Microsoft Access – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

This course is designed to improve your Microsoft Access skills whether you have used or not used the software before. There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.

Microsoft Teams

This course is designed to improve your use of Microsoft Teams.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing channels are one of the biggest areas of expenditure in marketing budgets with budgets increasing every year, as more potential channels become available and online shopping increases its market share.

Cyber Security Awareness

The Cyber Security Awareness course is a beginner’s guide to protect you or your employees from the risk that cyber criminals pose. This e learning course will help learners understand how hackers and bots can access your system and how to keep your information and personal data safe from online fraud.

Family Learning / Learning Support


How to keep your children safe online

This course is aimed at Parents, Guardians and Carers. The course will cover digital literacy, talking to children and you people about their digital life and footprint. At the end of the course, you will have an understanding of the issues facing children and young people online and the resources to help protect them.

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness

This course includes; recognising signs of mental health issues, managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and inclusive practice.

Understanding Mental Health

Gain a basic understanding of mental health issues.

Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing

This course looks at the importance of promoting emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It also looks at understanding the definitions of identity, self-esteem, self-image and wellbeing.

 Social Themes

Radicalisation and Extremism (Prevent)

Safeguarding anyone against radicalisation and extremism is an extremely important responsibility. It is crucial that anyone working with vulnerable children, young people or adults are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of potential radicalisation.

Gangs and County Lines

This course aims to give learners a deeper understanding of gang related issues and define what these key terms mean. This training will also help learners to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what to do if they suspect a child or young person is becoming involved in gang activities. County Lines is another crucial issue related to gang activities. Learners on this course will gain an understanding of the issue and how it can differ from other gang related activities.

Free Online Courses at Southport College

Courses that you can complete entirely from home, FREE!

The courses are free, based on successful completion.

Gain nationally recognised qualifications, working in your own time, helping improve your employability and career prospects.

These courses can be used to help you get back into work, develop in your current job, or even progress onto our full and part-time study programmes.

Maths and English

Develop your Skills

Our free English and/or maths distance-learning programme help you to prepare for our Functional Skills, GCSE English and Maths courses, refresh your skills and gain the confidence to start one of programmes for adults or even to support youngsters with their homework.

You will receive a college certificate upon completion of your achievement and you will have the option to progress onto other certificated courses.

Get Back into Work

Employability Skills

After being off work for some time, getting back into it can sometimes be quite daunting.

Boost your skills and confidence with these nationally recognised qualifications. In job interviews, talking about completing them can give you the edge, helping to kick-start your new career.

Business, Hospitality, Education & Retail

If you are looking to work in, or are currently working in one of these sectors, these free online courses provide proof of an excellent underpinning knowledge. Completion will help you to gain employment or develop your current skillset and grow in your role.

Health & Social Care

If you are looking to work in, or are currently working in a Health and Social Care job role, these free online courses are excellent for developing your skills and underpinning knowledge.

How it works

Apply online and once enrolled, you will receive a login to the online assessment portal, giving you access to all the information you need to study. You will produce a portfolio of written assessments, which we will assess and feedback, all within the portal.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of your nationally recognised qualification.