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

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Employability Support

Fridays | 10:00 - 12:00

Help with online job search, applying for jobs online, creating or updating a CV You will need to book on to attend these sessions

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Learn my Way

Tuesdays | 10:00 - 12:00 | 14:00 - 16:00

Learn My Way sessions supporting people to make the most of the online world. Topics include: Using your computer or device, Online Safety, Finding a job online, Improving your health online, Managing your money online, Public services online, Online shopping. You will need to book on to attend these sessions

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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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Latest News

See you soon!

July 1st, 2020

We are pleased to say that The Learning Place will be opening from Monday 6th July. Although not yet open for classes (hopefully these will be coming soon), our computer suites will be open to support development of digital skills through sessions dedicated to Learn My Way and Employability. In order to maintain a safe … Continued

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NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

June 24th, 2020

NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills We have this fantastic opportunity to offer you all! To book send us an email at

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Relaxation and Wellbeing

May 27th, 2020

Relaxation and Wellbeing: This has never been more important with our lives being lived so differently at the moment. Keeping ourselves healthy both physically and mentally will improve the quality of our lives. Take time out for yourselves for this 1 hour a week course which will run over 5 weeks. Learn new techniques that … Continued

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

023 9262 1860