HIVE Directory: Adult Learning

Royal British Legion Industries

Our Lifeworks programme offers tailored employability support to Armed Forces veterans and the families of those currently serving. Courses and support are tailored to suit the requirements of those who need it and our specialist advisors are on hand throughout your journey to help you find an opportunity that is right for you. On completion of the course you will have an internationally recognised SQA qualification.
Our 4 day courses are held both across
the country and virtually, ensuring our
skills and expertise reach every corner of
the UK. Including:
• Coaching for change – covering how to
navigate new situations and make them
work for you
• CV building and writing – how to
showcase skills
• Completing application forms – how to
demonstrate interest
• In-depth interview preparation –
managing nerves and difficult questions
• Recruitment cycle – to help better
understand the processes
• Mock interview and feedback – with
a specific industry and an experienced
recruiter with feedback
• Vocational assessment by a trained
assessor – specialist assessment tools
to help determine what is best for the
Lifeworks has a team of highly
skilled support staff, assessors,
and trainers with many years
of experience in helping those
with close links to the Armed
Forces back into employment
or training.
After attending a course, the Lifeworks
team are still here to support. We’ll be in
contact at regular intervals and available
to help in any way we can. Whether it’s
an informal chat to learn about your
progress, or if you need a hand with a job
application, we remain on-hand to help.
No matter the military affiliation, how
long served, or current circumstances;
whether you have served in the Navy,
Army or RAF, Lifeworks is here to help you
reach your career goals. Ex-servicemen
and women are all eligible for help.
The courses are free as they are funded
by organisations keen to assist us in
providing support to those we help.

Skills2Achieve - Enham Trust

Aged 16-19? College not working out for you? Want to gain qualifications in a smaller environment tailored to your needs?

Skills2Achieve is the destination for you! Our vision is for every young person, irrespective of circumstance, to have access to good quality education and work skills training during their transition from adolescence to adulthood.

With us, you can achieve your English and maths Functional Skills qualifications, from Entry Level up to Level 2. But that's not all, you will also gain employability qualifications, invaluable work experience opportunities, careers advice and involvement in partnership projects in your local community.

Learning with Skills2Achieve for employment and skills is not like school and college...

We don’t have term times so you can join us when you’re ready.
It’s a much more relaxed atmosphere, so we can be flexible in how we teach you.

We have smaller group sizes to give you the support that you need.
We are part of Enham Trust, so you'll benefit from a wide range of expertise and opportunities across the organisation.
There’s so much on offer…

City & Guilds English and maths Functional Skills qualifications
AQA accreditations in employability, social and life skills
Collaboration with local employers providing individualised opportunities for work-related skills and experience
Partnership working that provides enrichment opportunities and real-life work skills development outside of a classroom
Pastoral support to help young people build resilience, confidence and self-esteem

07734 909625

Social Enterprise Link

Social Enterprise Link supporting organisations and individuals

Creating and providing opportunities for social, cooperative, community and trading charity enterprises

The Learning and Training Acadamy

We at The Learning and Training Academy, accept that all of us have special needs of some kind or another. We teach with belief that we all want to be accepted, and have the chance to learn, grow, and to feel valued.

Employability courses available for small groups and 1:1

Contact us for more information on:
07933 928532
023 9216 0974

07515 393425

The Read and Grow Society

Read and Grow is a voluntary group teaching local people to read.

Read and Grow is a Society that is as strong as the communities that are passionate about community literacy. Together we can do more than we can alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change now and for the future.

23 Queens Street
United Kingdom
02392 892010


Portsmouth U3A is a fun and enjoyable way for those who are retired or semi-retired to keep active in an informal sharing and learning environment.

Open to anyone over 50 who is retired or semi-retired

River Street
United Kingdom

Voyage Care Portsmouth

Voyage Care has experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, brain injuries and other complex needs, both at home and in the community.

0800 035 3776 referral