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

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

Cost of Living Hub

We know times are tough for people in Portsmouth and many of you are feeling the squeeze. If you are struggling, there is a lot of support out there and we’re here to help. Please follow this link to the Cost of Living Hub page and see what support is available to you Cost of … Continued


Launching this year across the UK, Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), you can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification. Good numeracy … Continued


All the staff at The Learning Place would like to share some news with you all!   We had our OFTSED inspection at the beginning of April and are happy to announce that we have achieved a GOOD grade overall! Follow this link to read the report! click here   We would like to thank … Continued

**Public Notice**

Due to the Amber weather warning in place for Portsmouth tomorrow we have made the decision to close the centre for Friday 18th February 2021. If you have a class/appointment with us tomorrow you will be contacted by your tutor either tonight or tomorrow. Please check emails, voicemails etc. Stay safe and we will update … Continued

Let’s Bounce Back

For over 18 with a BMI of 25-35 There are FREE 12-week Healthy Weight programmes available for a limited time, either at Portsmouth community venues or a virtual programme online. What can you expect? Your choice of free activity through bhlive. Be supported and meet other people on the same journey as you. Learn how … Continued