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


Writing a CV Workshop

12 December 2019 | 10:00-15:00 | Free

Want to know how to write your own CV and keep it up to date? Come along and you will never have to ask someone else to write your CV for you again.

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Interactive Christmas Cards Workshop

11 December 2019 | 10:00-12:00 | £4

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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Getting more from your Apple iPad

26 November 2019 | 13:00-15:00 | £12 (£10 - if eligible for reduction) | 3 weeks

Follow on course from our Making the most of Your Apple iPad course

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Get Going on the Internet

11 November 2019 | 10:00-12:00 | Free | 5 weeks

Do you feel that there is so much to learn about the internet? Do you need help to make you become a confident ‘surfer’?

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Christmas Paper Wreath Workshop

10 December 2019 | 10:00-15:00 | £15 (£12 - if eligible for reduction)

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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Christmas Cakes and Bakes Workshop

26 November 2019 | 10:00-15:00 | £15 (£12 - if eligible for reduction)

Why not try a new twist on Christmas cakes and bakes? Make a festive pavlova wreath filled with fruit and nuts, homemade gingerbread and chocolate roulade. Beautiful food to adorn your table.

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RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene

25 November 2019 | 09:00-16:30 | Potentially free but contact us to check for eligibility

The objective of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene is to cover the principles of food hygiene for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment. It is a valuable free standing qualification that is also suitable for learners and employees engaged in other food based vocational training and employment.

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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


Maths Week 2019!

November 12th, 2019

We are celebrating maths week here at Community Learning. Each day we will be posting a maths questions on our social media accounts. Follow us on: Facebook Twitter Instagram #mathsweek2019 #mathsisfun  

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New Instagram account!

November 5th, 2019

To keep up with the change in social networking we now have our own Instagram account! Follow us on @thelearningplace6 to see frequent updates on courses, events and more!

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Google Garage Launch and Get Online Week 2019

October 11th, 2019

We would like to thank Google and Good Things Foundation for visiting us ahead of the launch of the Google Digital Garage in Portsmouth and Get Online Week 2019. We look forward to working closely with you to help the residents of Portsmouth.

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

023 9262 1860