Idea Store - Community Development

Community Development

Idea Store Learning offers around 800 courses per year. Tutors are experts in their fields, providing the best learning experience possible.

The Idea Store Learning Community

Development Team work to widen access to the mainstream courses delivered at Idea Store. We achieve this through partnership work with third sector organisations, schools, children's centres, registered providers and the private and public sectors, enabling the widest possible impact.

In the last academic year, the Idea Store Learning Community Development Team have delivered a total of 52 courses in partnership with 27 local organisations. This has led to enrolment from over 550 students.

If you want to release the potential of local residents or are committed to the development of your staff, we can offer a wide range of programmes in Business, Finance, Languages, Health, Performing Arts and Technical Education which can be delivered at your venue.

A full list of courses on offer can be found in the Course Guide. 

We can offer a range of opportunities including; free Family Learning courses, subsidised First Steps courses and a range of customised learning courses. Every course set up by the team can be adapted to suit the specific needs of your clients / learners.

Have a look at our Getting Started page to identify the most suitable option for you.

Become an Idea Store Learner Volunteer

If you attended an Idea Store Learning course in the last three years, why not become a Learner Volunteer?

For more information, please contact the Community Development Team on 020 7364 7444 or email