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About us

The Learning Institute promotes learning through high quality, practitioner-led innovative programmes. If your dream is to work in education, health and social care or children’s services, The Learning Institute can help.

Based in the South West of England we deliver opportunities at venues in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, South Gloucestershire and London. We offer a range of foundation degree courses, initial teacher training and other post graduate and CPD programmes.  Our courses are run locally, and are designed to fit around work and family life.

At The Learning Institute we treat all students as individuals.  We provide a nurturing environment with dedicated tutors. We offer a variety of programmes using a flexible blended learning approach. If you are already working in education or health and want to further your career prospects, returning to education as a mature student, a recent school leaver, or if you are still planning your future, we may have a programme that suits you.

The Learning Institute works in partnership with a range of organisations across the education and health sectors, including Operation Encompass, who support children through key adults in their educational setting.  Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before 9am on a school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. Find out more here.


The Learning Institute also offers a choice of bespoke services for both primary and secondary schools.  These services include tailor-made support for head teachers, leadership development programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training sessions.  All services are provided by our team of experienced education industry professionals.