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March 8th, 2021

We are now open for face-to-face Census appointments!   If you are unsure of how to complete your questionnaire and would like some support, make an appointment with one of our trained advisors and we can help guide you through the process!   Call us on 02392 621860 to book your appointment

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Census 2021!

March 4th, 2021

We are excited to announce that we are a registered support service for this years Census! Our booking service will be open from Monday 1st March via our phone lines to book you a face-to-face session with one of our advisors to help guide you through the census survey. By filling in your census, you … Continued

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New Apprenticeship Vacancy

February 18th, 2021

Apprentice – Admin Assistant FEB20212275 – Careers Portal (

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Live, Laugh, Learn With Us

We aim to offer high quality courses at the best value. Our courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the majority are free. For courses with a fee, there is a reduction for those on income-related benefits.

If you want to know more, or can’t find what you’re looking for, please drop-in to The Learning Place on Derby Road, or phone us on 023 9262 1860 or email us at

We will be pleased to help you find the course you are looking for.

Latest Courses

Helping your child to get a better night's sleep

Tuesday 23rd March | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Free | Online via Zoom

If your child is having difficulty sleeping during these troubling times come and find out some tips and hints to help them get a better night's sleep. During this session we will be looking at: The benefits of a good night's sleep The recommended amount of sleep for your child What we can do to help our children sleep better

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Confident for Work Workshop

Wednesday 31st March | 10:00 am - 15:00 pm | Free

This workshop will focus on the process of self-reflection and self-development required in preparation for the workplace. This includes: communication skills, working in a team, challenging oneself, personal presentation and developing resilience.

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Jewellery Making

Tuesday 20th April | 13:00 pm - 15:00 pm | 5 Weeks | £30.00 (£24.00 if eligible for reduction)

This is an exciting course that will introduce you to the specialist tools and techniques of basic jewellery making. By the end of the course you will have had the opportunity to make pieces using copper, silver wire and beading. You will also be able to design and make your own individual piece of jewellery. Although you will be given tuition on this course and will be given help when needed, it is important that you can work independently as this is a more advanced course.

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Family Learning

Our Family Learning services help parents to learn how their children are taught at school, to enable adults to answer their children’s questions in a way that matches lessons, avoids confusion and increases their own skills.

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The Community Learning Service offers Business Administration and Customer Service Apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3 and 4. We are Portsmouth City Council’s in house training provider and welcome apprentices working from other organisations too.

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The Learning Place, 6 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 8HH

023 9262 1860