Community Learning

The Richmond Community Learning Partnership is passionate about providing high quality adult learning opportunities that are inspiring, and will enable individuals to progress and achieve positive outcomes.


Community Learning courses are available to everyone, so why not see what is on offer or let us know what courses you would like to see being provided locally.

Courses include:

  • Singing
  • ICT
  • First Aid
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Family learning
  • Employability skills
  • Wildlife discovery

The Community Learning Charter

This charter was produced after consultation with learners and their providers:

Learners can expect to:

  • Receive a high quality learning experience
  • Enjoy learning in safe and comfortable surroundings
  • Learn in a way that meets their needs
  • Be treated with courtesy and fairly with any individual diverse needs being recognised and supported
  • Be provided with information on their progress
  • Be listened to by tutors who will appropriately respond to any issues, suggestion or comments raised
  • Have access to information, advice and support to meet their learning or progression needs

We expect our learners to:

  • Be fully committed to the course
  • Treat other learners, tutors and resources with respect and courtesy
  • Provide us with appropriate information to help us meet your learning needs
  • Ensure that your behaviour contributes to a healthy and safe environment
  • Attend all classes, be on time and complete course work as specified by your tutor
  • Ask for help if needed
  • Communicate issues, suggestions or concerns to your tutor in the first instance
  • Complete all required registration and learner satisfaction forms

Current Adult Learning opportunities

This term's featured activities:

Cooking 4 Life


Creative Glass

EAL Bound Together


Elders Dance

Gardening Gang

Tree Identification

Richmond Adult Community College

Community Learning also provides funding for the Richmond Adult Community College to provided free places for Community Learning priority groups.

Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values

As this course is funded by central government, the Richmond Community Learning Partnership must ensure all learners are safeguarded by making them more aware of the risks of radicalisation and extremism, compliance with the prevent duty and the promotion of fundamental British values.

The fundamental British values include:


Democracy is a system of government in which all the people of a state are involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly.

  • Your opinion counts

Mutual respect

The proper regard for an individual’s dignity, which is reciprocated.

  • Having clear expectations and procedures in the learning environment
  • Being consistent and to model respectful behaviour at all times

The rule of law

All people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced.

  • Laws protect everyone


Of those with different backgrounds, faiths and beliefs (or those of no faith)

A fair, objective, and permissive attitude to those whose faith and beliefs may differ from one’s own.

  • All backgrounds and cultures

Individual liberty

Individual liberty suggests the free exercise of rights generally seen as outside Government control.

  • Freedom of speech

If you have any concerns regarding the prevent duty, please speak to your tutor or contact Community Learning or the Single Point of Access (SPA) team.

To contact Community Learning please email or phone 020 8734 3381.

To contact Single Point of Access (SPA) for Richmond and Kingston please phone 020 8547 5008.

Community Learning Making a Difference

Feedback from a handful of Community Learning opportunities delivered earlier this year.

Community Learning provision survey 2014

  • 61% of adults that completed the survey said that they had accessed a learning activity within the last 12 months.
  • 86% indicated that they would like to participate in a new learning activity.
  • 108 people said they wanted to engage in exercise classes and healthy activities, 91 people wanted to learn skills to better support their children, 96 people wanted to undertake a craft or art class, and 88 people wanted to learn about technology ranging from computing to using of social media sites.

316 adults completed the online survey.

Funding and information for providers

The Community Learning fund commissions services that benefit residents in the borough of Richmond.

Visit our Information for providers page for guidance on how to apply for funding to deliver Community Learning activities.

More information on Community Learning

If you would like to find out what’s happening in your area at the moment, please phone 0208 734 3381 or email

Information is also available from Advice Richmond.

Updated: 13 April 2017