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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 thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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

Latest Courses

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Basics of Email workshop

Tuesday 31st March 2020 | 10:00 - 12:00 | Free

This workshop will teach you how to create your own Gmail account and give you an overview of email and its uses. This workshop is suitable for people who have never used email before.

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Cooking for Diabetes Workshop

Tuesday 31st March 2020 | 10:00 - 15:00 | Fee £15.00 / Concession £7.50

Manage your Diabetes by learning how to cook a healthy, balanced diet. Cooking from scratch gives you control over what you eat. You will need to bring suitable containers to take home what you make

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Introduction to your Tablet

Tuesday 17th March 2020 | 13:00 - 15:00 | Fee: £12/ £6 fee remission

Having an Android device tablet can be useful, empowering, and also lots of fun! All Android devices are different — each manufacturer likes to put its own spin on it, making them unique. This means your experience varies, depending on what operating system your tablet runs on. Luckily, you can still learn a lot by comparing your device to others. Once your device is set up, we can advise you on how to utilize your interface,icons, buttons, and other miscellaneous features, and built in apps, connecting to the internet using wi-fi, and helping you feel comfortable moving around your homescreen and managing your general settings, tips and tricks to help you use your device.

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Android Tablet/Phone photo editing and storage workshop

Tuesday 5th May 2020 | 13:00 - 15:00 | Free

Having an Android device tablet or phone can be useful, empowering and also lots of fun! All Android devices are different - each manufacturer likes to put its own spin on it, making them unique which means your experience varies, depending on the operating system your tablet runs on.

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Computers for Absolute Beginners

Thursday 23rd April - Tuesday 21st May 2020 | 13:00 - 15:00 | Free | 5 weeks

Do you feel that you are being left behind in this computer age? Would you like to learn how to use a computer?

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Get Going on the Internet

Wednesday 22nd April to Wednesday 5th May 2020 | 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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Introduction to Microsoft Word

Tuesday 2nd June to Tuesday 30th June 2020 | 10:00 - 12:00 | Fee: £20/ £10 fee remission

Are you confused by Microsoft Office? Would you like to explore the most commonly used Microsoft applications from Microsoft Office?

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Introduction to Facebook

Tuesday 28th April 2020 | 13:00 - 15:00 | Free |

Come and learn how to keep in touch with family and friends using Facebook. Facebook is the most popular social network and if you're not involved it's easy to feel left out. Social networks can be a great way to keep in touch with people wherever they are in the world, find old friends, share pictures and find out the latest news.

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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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Apprenticeships

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

Boogie Mites Live!

March 31st, 2020

In these tough times finding something to do with your children can be hard, but did you know that Boogie Mites are holding live sessions for you and your little ones to attend! Follow this link for more information: https://bit.ly/BoogieMitesFB We hope you are all staying safe and well and we will see you all … Continued

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** Closure **

March 17th, 2020

Following Government advice around Coronavirus, which includes minimising social contact to help prevent the spread of the virus, Portsmouth City Council is now focusing on ensuring essential services continue to run. The latest NHS information is available online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus We are sorry but The Learning Place will be closed until further notice. Up-to-date information … Continued

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** Public Notice **

March 17th, 2020

Until further notice all Cookery courses and IT Drop-ins are cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience. We will keep you all updated as things are updated. For more information please email us at thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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

023 9262 1860