Adult Learning

Adult Learning opportunities can increase your skills to support you into work, enable you to gain qualifications, help you to meet new friends or simply find new hobbies or interests. We support a wide range of community partners to deliver hundreds of adult learning courses across the City.

More information about our partners, the types of learning activities they offer and how to contact them can be found in this document:

The links below also offer further information and advice

Organisation Main curriculum areas Main priority groups targeted
Brighter Prospects (Pitman Training)Online business and IT courses, accounting, bookkeeping, construction, warehousingUnemployed
Children’s LinksEarly years, supporting teaching and learningParents
Southampton City CollegeFamily Learning literacy, numeracy and ITParents and those without level 2 qualifications
Southampton City Council – Employment SupportEmployabilityUnemployed
CLEAR (City Life Church)ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and employment supportUnemployed, without level 2 qualifications from black, minority ethnic and migrant communities
For Life Experiences (FLE)Skills for further employment, fishingOpen access, some courses targeted (job seekers, learning disabilities)
Itchen CollegeMaths and English functional skills, ESOLThose without a Level 2 in Maths or English
Mayflower TheatreImproving health and well-being through arts-based learningUniversal access; some courses targeted at learners with learning difficulties/health issues
No LimitsLife skills and employabilityLow skilled, unemployed and those with learning difficulties or disabilities, particularly young adults
Princes TrustLife skills for young adultsYoung adults not in education, employment or training
Southampton City Council – Arts & HeritageFamily learning, arts and cultural learning activitiesUniversal access; some courses targeted at learners with learning difficulties/health issues
Southampton City Council – LibrariesLibrary licence, IT supportLearners with learning difficulties/health issues and the unemployed
Southampton City Council – Sure StartParenting, personal finance and healthFamilies from priority areas
TWICSCommunity development and supportOlder learners, volunteers and priority areas
WEAMaths, English and skills for employment, health and wellbeing, cultural studies and community engagementBlack and minority ethnic communities, women’s groups and those with basic skills needs





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