Hampshire Learns

Adult Community Learning courses for adults aged 19 and over in Hampshire

Hampshire Learns offers courses that develop the skills, confidence, motivation and resilience of adults of different ages and backgrounds.

This helps them to:

  • progress towards formal learning or employment
  • improve their health and well-being (including mental health)
  • develop stronger communities


Training is free for Hampshire residents aged 19+ who meet one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Without a full Level 2
  • In receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit
  • Families with school age children in receipt of free school meals
  • Have a learning difficulty and/or disability
  • Who are at risk of/have mental health needs
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I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing support and guidance on this wonderful course. Today I was offered a job on the spot! I'm absolutely thrilled and so excited.
Programme feedback (Health and Social Care Sector Based Employability)


Hampshire County Council’s Hampshire Learns (ACL) provision is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Community Partners

Hampshire County Council support a range of community partners to deliver Hampshire Learns courses across the county. More information about our partners can be found on our Hampshire Learns provider page: Hampshire Learns 2022/23 providers

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Living with chronic cancer related health issues, I have found being able to immerse myself in art really lifts my mood and sense of wellbeing.
Course feedback (Drawing for Wellbeing)


The Hampshire Learns course offer includes face to face delivery at local venues such as community centres, libraries, schools, children’s centres, and village halls across Hampshire as well as online programmes.

Courses include:

  • Employability programmes to support learners into work
  • English and Maths
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Computing / IT
  • Childcare / Parenting
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cookery and Food Preparation
  • Arts and Crafts

Press the link below to find out about upcoming courses being delivered by all Hampshire Learns providers:

Hampshire Learns - Find a course
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I have found the course very beneficial and it has helped me prepare for the next steps in future career plans.
Programme feedback (Childcare & Schools Sector Based Employability)

Further Information and Get in Touch

For further information on upcoming Hampshire Learns courses being delivered by Hampshire Achieves, Hampshire County Council’s internal delivery team and how to apply for them, press the link below:

Hampshire Learns - Adult Community Learning Offer

This also contains case studies, contact details and details of how to apply using the online application form.

For further help, email [email protected]. One of the team will contact you to talk about how we may be able to support you.