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Maria has come to the UK and is eager to work using her language skills. As well as enrolling on a Functional English course with Community Learning Services to improve her writing skills, she has had a National Careers Service (NCS) appointment and will be starting a new job as a translator soon.

If you would like to speak to a National Careers Service advisor, pop along to The Learning Place in Derby Road during Aspirations Week between 9.30am-3pm on Thursday 23 January or call 023 9262 1860.


Francesca started with us as a learner, brushing up her IT skills and looking for a career change. We are delighted to say she has now joined our Community Learning Services team as an apprentice and can be found on reception in The Learning Place in Derby Road.

Find out which courses might help you at the Community Learning Service website.


Natalja has attended a range of courses with us including Family Learning, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Functional Skills. Having achieved her Level 2 maths qualification, she is currently studying English with Community Learning Services at The Learning Place, as well as volunteering in our maths classes.

Find out which courses might help you at the Community Learning Service website.


Kieran is one of our first Business Administration level 3 standard apprentices to go through the new End Point Assessment process. We are delighted that he has passed both elements with Distinction and wish him well in his continued career with Adult Social Care.

Find out more about Business Administration apprenticeships on the Community Learning Service website.

Portsmouth Aspirations Week

For more information about events and ways to get involved, view our Portsmouth Aspirations Week page.