Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2021

Family Learning Framework

What is this?

​This framework is a tool which outlines the purpose and principles of family learning to support a consistent and structured approach to family learning provision in Scotland.

Who is this for?

This framework is for practitioners who are involved in family learning.

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What was done?

A survey was carried out with practitioners across Scotland to review current practice within the four key areas of programme delivery, evaluation, research and workforce development. This data was analysed and has helped to shape the framework. Education Scotland engaged with practitioners across all sectors to support the development of the completed framework for family learning.


Developing the framework for family learning is a commitment in the 2017 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice?

The framework focuses on four key areas of programme delivery, workforce development, evaluation and research. Practitioners should engage with the relevant key area of the framework to improve their practice in relation to family learning. The Framework was first published in April 2020.


PDF file: Family Learning Framework (updated Feb 2021) (417 KB)