Our Learning Partners


Inspire Learning provides Community Learning Courses directly to the public and we work with other providers, our learning partners, to help us to deliver our services to you.

Our learning partners include large and small organisations from the voluntary and community and Further Education sectors.

Working with partners means we can provide more learning opportunities to more people across more locations and communities, so that everyone gets the chance to take part. Take a look at their websites to search for courses near you.

Our partners for the 2018/19 academic year are:

Academy Transformation Trust

Advocacy 2 Engagement Limited

Advocacy 2 engagement (a-2-e) is a social enterprise providing education, advocacy and support. We deliver courses for people with learning difficulties and disabilities in community venues across Nottinghamshire. We plan what courses to deliver, depending on what people say they want or need.

  • All courses are about personal development :
  • Learners gain skills to be safer, healthier and more independent.
  • Each course is carefully planned to be relevant and respond to learners needs.
  • Learners practise and learn new skills including reading and writing.
  • We aim for learners to improve self-confidence, gain a sense of achievement, and have fun whilst learning.

For more information, contact Teresa Randon on 01623 821534 or 07885 739 122 or email: teresarandon@a-2-e.org. Website: http://www.a-2-e.org/

Creative Paths (EM) CIC

DC Education

DC Education works on site within Mansfield and Nottingham probation offices, with some of the hardest to reach learners.  Our learners have often had negative past experiences of education, substance misuse, offending behaviour and in the majority of cases have been excluded, are unable to access, mainstream education.

DC Education provides roll on roll off, Personal Development Course which are individually tailored to increase confidence, motivation, all communication skills and either English, Maths or ICT.

For more information please contact Debbie Swain & Cheryl Archer email: dceducation@live.co.uk

Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire

  • All our courses are enjoyable, learning in a relaxed, fun, non-judgemental and practical way…… plus free gifts every week! And a reward at the end of the course for full attendance.
  • Creche available if needed.
  •  Feel Good Families(8 weeks x 2.5 hours) parenting skills for adults only. Find out the 10 secrets of successful and enjoyable parenting. Help your children make healthy choices about how they behave. Learn how to talk with your children about drugs. Learn some stress management techniques. Learn more about your children’s Health & Well-Being. Pamper yourself with some Aromatherapy.
  • Family SEAL(8 weeks x 2.5 hours) parents learn how to support their children’s behaviour for learning. Learn in a fun and relaxed way how to support your child's behaviour for learning, including getting in the right mood for learning, how to be motivated to learn, developing an 'I can' attitude, how to make friends and keep them, good social skills for teamwork, communication, problem solving and many others. (Adults with children joining for the last part of each session)
  • Family SEAL (4 weeks x 2.5 hours) As above, and the school can choose which aspects they want to include especially. (Adults with children joining for the last part of each session)
  • Family Cyberwise Workshop – (2 hours workshop) - an introduction to helping parents to keep themselves and their children safe online, including setting parental controls, and some very useful sites for parents. (Adults only or Families together)
  • Cyber Heroes (4 weeks x 2.5 hours) helping parents to keep themselves and their children safe online and using technology to develop other hobbies besides using the internet. (Adults and children join for the last part of each session)
  • Robots and Coding (4 weeks x 2.5 hours) – using Coding Apps to control robots and Lego – helping parents keep up with what their children learn in school. (Adults only or Families together)
  • Family Fortunes (4 weeks x 2.5 hours) - designed to build financial capability and support children and parents to develop positive money habits. (Adults only or Families together)
  • Family SEAL for Transition (6 weeks x 2.5 hours) Aimed at supporting parents and children to make a happy and successful transfer from Year 6 to secondary school. This can be delivered in the primary school but it is most successful if the secondary school can host it. Explore ways parents can support their anxious children or children with special educational needs – or any children who might find the move extra stressful for any reason. (Children and parents work together for the majority of the course.)

For more information please contact: Sue Archer, email: sue.archer107@btinternet.com or 0115 9653916. Registered Charity No. 1067601. Website: http://lecn.co.uk/


NG:She provides learning opportunities mainly for women, with the aim of improving the quality of their lives by combating isolation, increasing self confidence, encouraging improved well being and enhancing life chances, including via volunteering and employment opportunities. We offer courses across Nottinghamshire including in Arnold, Beeston, Selston, and Carlton and also in Nottingham City Centre.

NG:She is able to offer specialist in class support on all of our courses to women who speak English as a second language and those who are survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Contact Rose or Jo on email: info@ngshe.com, Text: 07850 524 319

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ngsheNottingham/

Website: https://www.ngshe.co.uk/

Personal Learning Consultancy

Family Learning is exactly what it says, different generations working and learning together within their community. We aim to bridge the gap and provide learning for all. We deliver a wide and diverse range of programs, flexible and tailored to meet all individual needs. Our courses are fun and innovative from arts and crafts, play and language, STEM to accredited Maths, ITC and English. ‘We specialise in out of the ordinary.’ We deliver all over Nottinghamshire.

For more information please contact us on email: kate@personal-learning.org, Telephone 07809464375. Website: www.personal-learning.org

Reach Learning Disability

The provision is run from our 4 community-based centres in Mansfield, Newark, Southwell and Southwell Flower Pod and in residential/supported living centres across Nottinghamshire to enable adults with learning disabilities to gain the skills they need to make healthier lifestyle choices, experience how participating in creative therapeutic activities improves their sense of wellbeing, and progress towards gaining greater control over their own lives. 

Courses include Horticultural, Singing, Cookery, Sports, Dance, Pottery, Communication, Sit & Be Fit, Drama, Boccia, Fitness & Nutrition, Digital Learning Using Tablets and Pre-Employability.

Contact us for more information on 01636 819066 or07834 578714

Website: www.reachuk.org

Facebook: ReachLearningDisability

Twitter: @reach_ld

Nottingham College

For more information please contact Amanda Ball, Community Manager, email: amanda.ball@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Vision West Nottinghamshire College

The Adult Community Learning Team at West Nottinghamshire College offers a wide range of courses across Mansfield, Ashfield and parts of Newark and Sherwood; most of these courses are open-access and available to adults aged 19 and over.  Subjects include photography, first aid, crafts, psychology, mindfulness, patchwork quilting and IT skills, but a full course listing can be obtained by following this link: http://www.wnc.ac.uk/Documents/Brochures/community-course-guide.pdf

Courses are also delivered in partnership with many local schools, children’s centres and support organisations including MIND, Framework and Space Inclusive.  For more information on any of our courses please contact the team on 01623 413602 or via e-mail: community@wnc.ac.uk. Website: www.wnc.ac.uk/Adults/

RNN Group

The community team at North Notts College offers a wide range of courses across Bassetlaw.

The courses are for anyone aged 19+ and some of the courses offer free childcare

Courses include a wide range of subjects such as IT, Photography, Crafts, English, maths, ESOL, Cooking, Cake Decorating, Textiles, Mindfulness and Confidence Building.

A full list can be found on our Website: www.nnc.ac.uk/  of Facebook page www.facebook.com/NNC.Community.Learning/

For more information please contact the team on 01909 504515