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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 and operating throughout the UK, we offer a range of foundation degree courses and initial teacher training. 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, not statistics.  We provide a nurturing environment and dedicated tutors. We offer a wide variety of programmes designed to cater for everyone, from people who are already working in education or health and want to further their career prospects, to those who are still planning their futures. Police officer or office worker?  Returning to education or recent school leaver?  We are certain that you will find a programme that suits your needs.

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.