The Learning Zone Network

About The Learning Zone Network

The Learning Zone Network is a unique online learning resource for the child and youth care sector - including foster carers. It provides flexible, innovative teaching and learning opportunities to suit a wide range of knowledge and skills backgrounds, which are free at the point of access.

LZN is joint venture of Kibble Education and Care Centre, and the International Child and Youth Care Network.

The courses on LZN are made up of modules that you can complete at your own pace. These modules are interactive learning modules which employ a variety of technologies including video, audio podcasts, images, readings, blogs and forums.

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Some courses allow guest access:

If you work in organisation with a group of colleagues you can contact us and we can set your group as a “class” with an online tutor from your place of work, perhaps a team manager or training manager. If you are working as an individual, just set up your log-in straight away – it’s really easy and quick!

To find out more read our FAQs or try out the test courses to get a flavour of what’s on offer.

Examples of modules currently running on the Learning Zone Network

Encouraging Independence and Self-Sufficiency

Society must challenge the way that the needs of the dominant influence the opportunities of those who possess different abilities. - Paul Moore (2001)

Moving on: Identity and New Definitions of Self

Change is not the same as transition. Change is situational: the new site, the new boss, the new team roles, the new policy. Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal. - Bridges (1991)

Carer Family Support

Carers provide the child/young person with high levels of consistent and predictable love, physical care, and positive attention in ways that are responsive to the child’s individuality.