Hampshire Learns 2022/23 providers

The following are recognised Hampshire Learns providers:

Hampshire Achieves

Hampshire Achieves is the internal training provider for Hampshire County Council. They deliver high quality Adult Community Learning (Hampshire Learns), Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Supported Internship programmes across Hampshire that are targeted to meet the needs of local residents and employers.

The service is fully compliant with the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework for Education, Skills, and Early Years (Grade ‘Good’ April 2018). They deliver a wide range of adult community learning courses across the county in local venues and online.

Apply for one of the Hampshire Learns courses by completing the online application: Hampshire Learns (ACL) Application Form 2022-23

Visit the Hampshire Achieves website: Course: Hampshire Learns Adult Community Learning Offer (skillsandparticipation.co.uk)

To speak to a member of the Hampshire Achieves team email [email protected]

Learning in Libraries

Your local library can offer a wealth of learning opportunities. Courses available include:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Computers
  • Family
  • Languages
  • Leisure interests
  • Music
  • Wellbeing
  • Work skills

To view the range of course and book a place, visit the Hampshire Libraries website: Hampshire libraries learning offer

You can also visit the Hampshire Libraries Facebook Page: Hampshire Learning in Libraries

Community First Wessex

Community First’s Learning and Development team provide high value, low-cost training and development opportunities for staff, volunteers and individuals; delivered online, face-to-face or through a combination of both. Programmes aim to provide organisations and learners the skills needed to develop capabilities and improve effectiveness.

Training is provided on a variety of subjects from mindfulness to social media. They can also offer bespoke training tailored to the needs of organisations and learners.

Visit the Community First website: www.cfirst.org.uk/training

General training number: 01730 777059 | Extension: 603

Community First is a registered Charity

Hampshire Cultural Trust

Hampshire Cultural Trust works in partnership with local health and community providers to support adults with mental health needs through their Brighter Futures programme.

Participants, who come through partners such as Wellbeing Centres and Social Prescribing networks, attend courses such as Poetry for Wellbeing, Needle Felting and Arts Journaling. This supports them to grow their confidence, develop their emotional resilience and to increase their socialisation. Participants can also self-refer themselves onto these courses.

As restrictions ease, we will also be delivering courses in person across some of our venues.

To find out more about these courses email [email protected]

Visit the Hampshire Cultural Trust website: Hampshire Cultural Trust - Brighter Futures

Itchen College

Itchen College pride themselves at putting their learner at the heart of their provision. They work collaboratively with a wide and diverse range of partners including Job Centres, Employers, Housing Associations, Community Organisations and Wellbeing Services to ensure that needs of learners are met and exciting opportunities for progression are provided.

Offering employability and personal development courses alongside others to support health and wellbeing, Itchen College also provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Courses are carefully planned and prepared for learners in order to develop skills and interests, support their children at home, improve chances of employment or to prepare learners for voluntary work.

Visit the Itchen College website: Adult Education at Itchen Sixth Form College

Gateway Central Services

Gateway Central Services ( formerly known as RCS) has been established for over 20 years, we are a community organisation that works across Hampshire to provide a variety of support. We are a not for profit organisation who is proactive and reactive to the needs of the community we serve.

GCS offers a number of different projects. We aim to provide excellence for learners of all abilities and provide a comprehensive and varied programme of courses, including English, Maths, and IT as well as employability skills and wellbeing.

Our learners are engaged in a curriculum that supports and develops their knowledge and experience as well as providing opportunities for employment and higher-level education..

Visit the Gateway Central Services website: https://rcsservices.org.uk/