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Aspirations Week: How volunteering can make a career – Jo’s story

January 13th, 2023

Jo Duckett is the Community Learning Service Manager of The Learning Place in North End. Volunteering unexpectedly changed her whole career path from working in an office job to adult teaching. After her youngest child had started school and working part-time, Jo found herself with time on her hands. She looked at volunteering because it … Continued

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Aspirations Week 2023: An apprenticeship to develop your career – Paige’s story

January 12th, 2023

I am an Assistant Practitioner in a nursing home and wanted to improve my skills and knowledge to support my role. I decided to do an apprenticeship in Adult Social Care. I had completed level 3 previously and have progressed onto level 4. I started my role 10 years ago as a Carer with truly … Continued

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Portsmouth City Council are here to help

December 20th, 2022

We all know the struggle around Christmas but we are here to help.

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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.

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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, Customer Service, Health and Social Care, and Team Leader. 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