Virtual learning support includes important learning and development opportunities such as ESOL classes.
Virtual learning support involves providing people with practical support and opportunities for learning and developing skills that can help with everyday life. Examples include virtual English as a second language (ESOL) classes, reading assistance, and homework club.
While groups aren’t required for this support to take place, groups can add a social element which may make the sessions more dynamic. As they are held online, people will require access to digital technologies with fast internet, and knowledge on using communication platforms.
“Clients wellbeing has been significantly impacted by the lockdown, in particular stress caused by accommodation and asylum support issues, social isolation, food insecurity, access to ESOL, and digital poverty.”
“Following evaluation of online ESOL, there may well be scope to continue to offer a combination of virtual/face-to-face classes which may reduce accessibility barriers to some.”