West Berkshire Council

Community Learning


Working in partnership with local organisations and council services to support adult and family learning courses aimed at enhancing the lives of people living, working and volunteering in West Berkshire.

Education and Skills Funding Agency, European Social Fund and Ofsted Good Provider joint logos
Education and Skills Funding Agency, European Social Fund and Ofsted Good Provider joint logos


To ensure our service provides access to a wide range of learning opportunities, the council also subcontracts the delivery of courses to local quality approved providers, many of whom specialise in working with specific learner groups. This approach enables the community learning service to effectively identify and respond to local need and skills gaps, maximise funding opportunities and access specialist tutors, resources and venues.  All courses are delivered in local venues across West Berkshire.


The service had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2015 which described community learning as outstanding in relation to: 

  • the range of courses that meet local needs
  • the partnership working that enables the service to reach vulnerable adults
  • the achievement of learners on qualification-based courses

West Berkshire's service is also featured on the Learning and Work Institute website showing examples of good community learning provision involving parents with special needs and local community funding webinars.

Working with Community Learning
Delivering courses and training to adults (aged 19+) across West Berkshire to improve lives, widen opportunities, support families and develop communities.
Learner Achievement Awards 2019
West Berkshire Learner Achievement Awards 2019
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Community Learning Course Information
Coronavirus Update
Contributing to the strategic direction, development and promotion of community learning and skills provision in West Berkshire
Community Learning - Making it Happen Newsletter
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