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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

Parent Power - Online Course

Date: Monday 8th, 15th and 22nd of June 2020 | Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

You will need access to a device with internet access to attend this course. This course aims at putting the fun back into parenting. It consists of 3 one-hour sessions. Over the sessions we will be looking at a variety of tried and tested strategies to help manage your children’s unwanted behaviour. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Confidence Building - Online

Date: Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of June 2020 | Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

You will need access to a device with internet access to attend this course. This course will look at strategies for improving self-confidence. This will include learners identifying their own areas for self-improvement using spider grams, affirmations and short-term goals. It consists of 4 one-hour linked sessions. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Family Learning English - Online

Date: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 23rd June 2020 | Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

You will need access to a device with internet access and a word processing package to attend this course. This course consists of five one-hour sessions that will take you through the main areas of the Key Stage 1 English curriculum To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Family Learning Maths - Online

Date: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 23rd June 2020 | Time: 13:00 - 14:00pm

You will need access to a device with internet access and a word processing package to attend this course. This course consists of five one-hour sessions that will take you through the main areas of the Key Stage 1 maths curriculum. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Introduction to Apple iPad

Date: Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June 2020 | Time: 10:30 - 11:30am

Apple iPad required with access to the internet and general understanding of how to use Zoom. This course consists of five linked one-hour sessions that will help you advance in using your Apple IPad device more efficiently. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Relaxation and Wellbeing

Date: Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June & 7th July 2020 | Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

You will need access to a device with internet access to attend this course. This course will give learners the opportunity to learn techniques and strategies for Relaxation and wellbeing. Each week they will be given a new technique to learn to include: Aromatherapy, Mood Foods, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique and the Five Senses technique. Every technique will be support by on line demonstration and handouts. Each week the learners will be given the opportunity to review the technique learnt. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Creative Crafts

Date: Wednesday 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st and 8th July 2020 | Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

You will need access to a device with internet access to attend this course. In this time of lockdown this course will give you the opportunity to express yourself through crafts. Not only will this give you something beautiful at the end of each session but this will help you become more mindful and relaxed. We will be learning how to make pom pom animals, angel wings and many other crafts. This is an online course where the tutor will do step by step demonstrations and answer questions as you go along. You will be using things you may already have at home but the tutor will send out information the week before going over materials and tools you will need. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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CV Writing

Date: Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th June 2020 | Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm

You will need access to a device with access to the internet and a word processing package to attend this course. This course consists of two linked one-hour sessions that will take you through the steps needed to create a CV. To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Beginners Spreadsheets

Date: Tuesday 18th, 25th June & 2nd, 9th July 2020 | Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm

You will need access to a device with access to the Internet and a spreadsheet package, preferably Microsoft Excel to attend this course. This course consists of 4 one-hour linked sessions To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Introduction to Gmail

Date: Wednesday 10th, 17th, 24th June & 1st, 8th July 2020 | Time: 14:00 - 15:00pm

You must have access to a device with Internet access and already have a Gmail account to attend this course. This course consists of 5 one-hour linked sessions To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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PowerPoint Presentations

Date: Wednesday 17th, 24th June & 1st July 2020 | Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm

You must have access to a device with access to the internet. using Microsoft PowerPoint to attend this course. This course consists of 3 linked one hour sessions that will take you through the basic of creating a PowerPoint using transitions and animation/hyperlinks/inserting shapes/grouping shapes and using PowerPoint with Zoom To book your place on this course please email us at: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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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

Relaxation and Wellbeing

May 27th, 2020

Relaxation and Wellbeing: This has never been more important with our lives being lived so differently at the moment. Keeping ourselves healthy both physically and mentally will improve the quality of our lives. Take time out for yourselves for this 1 hour a week course which will run over 5 weeks. Learn new techniques that … Continued

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Introduction to Apple iPad – Online

May 26th, 2020

Whilst Covid continues to keep us all locked down and away from families and friends to keep us safe, technology is becoming more important and part of everyday life. Why not think about using your time to learn something new or improve your skills, to help you connect with family and friends. Whether you love … Continued

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National Skills Days

May 22nd, 2020

We are excited to take part in the launch of National Skills Days – it’s going to be great fun whilst building confidence and an important connection for everyone at this time. It’s a great chance for everyone to show they have skills wherever they are. #myskills

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