Dickinson Centre breaks down the barriers to learning

The Dickinson Centre at Park Community School in Leigh Park
The Dickinson Centre at Park Community School in Leigh Park
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Hollie Dorking, adult and family learning co-ordinator at the Dickinson Centre in Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, welcomes a new sense of independence.

LEARNING in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the Dickinson Centre has brought a new sense of independence to adults within the community of Leigh Park.

We understand that each learner has made the decision to return to learning for many different reasons – some to discover the joy of learning again after being out of education for many years, others to brush up on their skills in order to help their children with their homework, or many to simply develop their skills in order to progress.

We respect that our learners come from different backgrounds and understand the barriers they may need to overcome in order to succeed.

This is why each course is adapted to suit the needs of the individual. Not only do our courses lead learners onto the path to success, but they also provide an opportunity to socialise, have fun and make new friends.

The Dickinson Centre is recognised as a central point for learning within the community of Leigh Park, Havant. It provides a range of varied courses, such as IT for beginners, dressmaking, pottery, first aid, crafts through to gaining a fully recognised functional skills maths and English qualification.

For those who are entering the job market, we have a job club where individuals can put together a CV and get assistance with job applications from a qualified tutor, and the computers in our foyer are available to those who simply want to drop-in and check out the job vacancies or the latest events in the area at no cost.

Everyone is welcome to drop-in to the centre on Wednesday mornings for a free coffee and to see how the centre services and courses will benefit them.