Community LearningLast updated: 26 March 2013 13:04 UK
Wishing for a change? If you want to have fun learning a new hobby, expand your social circle, discover new skills or improve existing ones, The Learning Place, our high quality adult learning centre, and Pride in Pompey, our learning and training centre, has something for you.
The Learning Place
The Learning Place has fully equipped classrooms, two IT suites, a newly refurbished kitchen, a crèche, garden, courtyard, lift and disabled access. All our facilities reflect our commitment to lifelong learning for Portsmouth residents.
What courses do you offer?
Art, craft, cookery, computing, music, yoga, IT, internet shopping, languages - there's just so much choice. You can learn how to use the internet, get the most out of your digital camera or camcorder, discover social media like Facebook or eBay, or learn to use software such as spreadsheets and word processors. If you've never used a computer before we have courses especially for you.
Our art and craft courses include flower design, drawing, painting, printmaking, jewellery making, card making and fabric embellishment. You can also learn a new language or brush up an existing one - we offer French, Spanish and Italian.
What if I'm not academic or creative?
Why not take advantage of a great chance to relax, unwind, and improve your wellbeing? We offer courses in yoga, handmade beauty products, Indian head massage, healthy living and guitar lessons as well as courses in maths and English (including English for speakers of other languages) and employability skills.
How much does it cost?
Many of our courses are free of charge as they are subsidised by the Skills Funding Agency and Portsmouth City Council. English, maths and most of the computer courses are free. Where there is a fee it includes all the materials or equipment you need - for example, our cookery courses include all the ingredients so you don't have to buy them. There are concessions for learners who receive a means tested benefit.
Community support courses
We run courses for people who have disabilities, mental health needs, or who may be homeless, unemployed or from a minority background.
Many of these courses take place in local community centres, so access to learning is easy and convenient, and many can be delivered on site, providing there is a suitable space to work in. We can create tailor made courses to suit particular groups or interests.
We work in partnership with many organisations in Portsmouth and would be pleased to hear from you if you think we could help you. If we can't help you ourselves, we'll be pleased to put you in contact with one of the organisations who work with us.
For much more information, including availability of places, please visit the Learn Portsmouth website, 'like' us on Facebook or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone on 023 9262 1860, or call in and see us at:
The Learning Place | 6 Derby Road | North End | Portsmouth | PO2 8HH
Pride in Pompey
Pride in Pompey is a well-established training centre in the heart of Portsmouth, which offers a range of flexible learning and training opportunities, whatever your current skill level. Whether you're looking for work, wanting to improve your existing skill set, or facing redundancy, we can offer a varied range of courses and guidance to help you become the best that you can be. All our courses are completely free (subject to eligibility).
We offer a one to one personalised National Careers Service interview with one of our friendly advisors to help you back on track, whether currently out of work, returning to work, or brushing up on your skills.
A wide range of computer courses are available, from IT courses for absolute beginners, to advanced level training, including ITQ L2.
GCSE equivalents in Maths and English are available, and designed to make you feel more confident about using your skills in everyday situations as well as improving your job prospects. Our NVQs also enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification with work or a work/work-related experience in customer service or business administration.
For more information please 'like' us on Facebook, phone us on 023 9229 8288 or call in and see us at:
The Prudential Buildings | 16 Guildhall Square | Portsmouth