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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

About Us

The Learning Institute provides opportunities for individuals and communities through high quality education, training and research programmes that challenge personal barriers and promote social inclusion.

Based in the South West of England, we offer courses in Cornwall (Camborne, Roche), Devon (Exeter, Ilfracombe, Plymouth), Dorset (Poole), Gloucestershire (Tewkesbury, Winterbourne) and London (Northolt, Southwark).

With dedicated tutors and support for our students, trainees and apprentices, we’re with you all the way.

Foundation Degrees (in partnership with the University of Worcester) 

Early Years Professional FdA  |  Inclusive Education FdA  |  Learning and Education FdA  |  Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People FdSc

Develop your career working with children and young people.  With taught sessions once a week, and a blend of face-to-face and live online learning, our foundation degrees are designed to help you balance study, work and home demands.  You’ll be working or volunteering with children alongside your studies, enabling you to link theory and practice and potentially earn while you learn.

Top-up Degree (in partnership with the University of Worcester) 

Advancing Practice BA (Hons) (four pathways available: Early Years Professional  |  Inclusive Education  |  Learning and Education  |  Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People)

Advance your professional practice for effective working with children, young people, their families and communities.  With taught sessions once a week, and a combination of face-to-face and live online learning, our top-up degree is designed to help you balance study with your existing commitments.

Master's Degrees (in partnership with Newman University) 

MA Inclusion and SEND  |  MA Values-Led Leadership

Improve your knowledge and leadership skills, enhance your professional profile and engage in high level enquiry relating to leadership or inclusion and special educational needs and disabilities.  These part-time MA courses are delivered over three years, with a combination of face-to-face live online learning.

Teacher Training 

Primary teacher training  |  Secondary teacher training

Learn from outstanding, practising teachers and experience all aspects of school life on our school-based primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training courses.  Delivered over one academic year, with placements in at least two of our partner schools.


Business Administration  |  Coaching Professional  |  Early Years Educator  |  Improvement Practitioner  |  Senior Leader  |  Teacher  |  Teaching Assistant  |  Team Leader

Develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours on the job with our professional development programmes.  These courses can be funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

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Victoria Beacon Place
Station Approach
Victoria, Roche
PL26 8LG

01726 891807