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Free online courses for parents and carers

We know that parenting at any stage can be a challenge, from reading baby cues to toddler tantrums, growing independence to teenage emotions.

That’s why we’ve partnered with In Our Place to offer free courses to help you understand how best to support your child.

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Why do a parenting course

If you’re struggling with an aspect of your child’s behaviour, or simply want to be prepared for the changes ahead, these courses are for you.

The courses are:

  • Completely free
  • Designed by experts in collaboration with parents
  • Split into bite-size chunks that you can complete at your own pace
  • Interactive, including videos and quizzes
  • Accessible on mobile devices

It’s an easy way to add to your parenting knowledge whenever you get a spare few minutes, it could be on the bus to work, waiting at the school gate or during a TV advert break.

You can either read or listen to the course content, and the courses are available in multiple languages.

Who the courses are for

These courses are for you if you are:

  • Pregnant, or your partner is pregnant
  • A parent or carer of a child aged 0-19
  • A teenager (there are specific courses just for you)

What courses are available

Choose from a range of courses including:

  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child: from toddler to teenager
  • Understanding your child with additional needs
  • Understand your child's mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding your teenager's brain
  • Understanding your feelings - for teenagers only
  • Understanding your relationships

What others have said about the parenting courses

"This course has been an absolutely invaluable gift to me. It has and will change so many aspects of my life. I am undoubtedly a better parent and more rounded and fulfilled person as a result. Some aspects have literally been like "Eureka" moments to me! I WISH I’d known all this years ago." - Understanding your child: from toddler to teenager

"Well presented information, with enough biology/explanation to fully understand the changes that are taking place - also good/helpful suggestions of how to accommodate the teen years - thank you." - Understanding your teenagers brain

How to access free online parenting courses

1. Got to the course library on the in our place website

2. Enter the access code PARENT24

3. Fill in the form to create an account

4. Pick a course and start learning