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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Introduction to Email using Gmail

Tuesday 3rd November to Tuesday 1st December | 13:00 - 15:00 | 5 weeks

By the end of the course you will be able to keep safe and secure when using emails, send and open emails and attachments, print and delete emails, file your emails into newly created folders and find previously sent emails. You need to be able to use a keyboard and mouse to do this course and must already have a Gmail account.

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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

Help us stop the spread of Coronavirus…

September 23rd, 2020

Following latest government advice all council buildings open to the public are now required by law to display a QR coded-poster as part of the NHS testing and contract tracing programme. From Thursday 24th September, when attending The Learning Place, you will be asked to scan a QR code with the NHS COVID-19 app. You … Continued

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Face Mask Required

September 9th, 2020

Please note that from Thursday 10 September, we will ask all staff and visitors to wear a mask when moving around communal areas outside classrooms and offices. Many thanks for your co-operation.

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Apprenticeship Vacancy

August 28th, 2020

It’s been a bit quiet with our apprenticeships but we are pleased to announce we have an apprenticeship vacancy within Portsmouth City Council! Business Administration Apprentice Adult Social Care Reference: 3365 – 4083

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

023 9262 1860