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August 31st, 2021

Introducing our TOP 5 courses of the week! We will highlight some of our current courses that you may be interested in and can still book onto!! 1. Handmade with Love – £40 (reduction available if on certain benefits) Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 13:00 – 15:00, 5 Weeks – Learn how to make a beautiful … Continued

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New Apprenticeship Vacancy

August 17th, 2021

Mayfield School are looking for 2 new recruits to complete a Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship! Follow this link for more information Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Mayfield School

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Family Learning FREE ‘Get ready for school’ Workshops

June 9th, 2021

Is your child ‘school ready’ for their next learning journey in Reception? For parents/carers to experience how to prepare their child for school, with tips and strategies for early reading, writing and maths skills This course will be at The Learning Place, Derby Rd, North End, Portsmouth Tuesday Afternoon 1.00pm – 2.30pm Get Ready for … Continued

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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


Christmas Living Wreath Workshop

Tuesday 7th December 2021 | 10:00 - 12:00 OR 13:00 - 15:00

Fee: £10.00 (reduced £8.00 if you are on any means tested benefit) Why not add a little sparkle to you Christmas. Impress your family and friends by learning new skills to design and make your very own individual Christmas wreath.

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Christmas Paper Wreath Workshop

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 10:00 - 14:00

Fee: £14.00 (reduced £11.20 if you are on any means tested benefit) Join us on this exciting workshop and learn how to make your very own personalised wreath. You can use sheets of music from your favourite song, words from your favourite book or poem. Once you have learnt these skills you can start making wreaths for any occasion and in any shape demonstrating your own unique creativity.

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Handmade with Love

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 | 13:00 - 15:00 | 5 weeks

Fee: £40.00 (reduced £32.00 if you are on any means tested benefit) Become a Kirstie Allsopp and make beautiful gifts for friends and for the home. Learn how to make a beautiful bead and wire dragonfly. Make your own aromatherapy gifts to include soap, bath bombs and lip balm.

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Interactive Christmas Cards

Tuesday 7th December 2021 | 13:00 - 15:00

Fee: £4.00 Come along to this fun workshop and explore free websites to make interactive Christmas cards to send to your friends and family

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Smart Budgeting

Wednesday 8th September 2021 | 13:00 - 15:00

Fee: FREE This workshop will introduce you to using spreadsheets to help you keep on top of your bills. Come along and find out how you can use a spreadsheet to help manage your money. Don't worry, you don’t need to be a digital expert!

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Smart Shopping

Tuesday 7th December 2021 | 10:00 - 12:00

Fee: FREE This workshop will introduce you to using price comparison sites in a small and supported group. Come along and find out how you can use a computer to help you to get the best deal and shop around in the comfort of your own home. Don't worry, you don’t need to be a digital expert!

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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