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.

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 email

Updated: 27 October 2016