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Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) - Covid 19 response


RCLC has reopened and is currently enroling for Autumn 20 courses. If you are interested in joining our programme, please contact Petra Robinson on 07923138681 or send an email to

We are delighted to announce though, that from 14/9/2020 the centre will reopen for some of our classes and to the public with social distancing measures in place. We will continue to run some of our classes online. Please have a look at our new Autumn 2020 timetable for our classes. We will start taking calls regarding autumn term enrolments from 17/8/2020.Some courses will be delivered online and some at the Centre, following strict guidance measures to ensure that all staff and learners are safe. 19/08/2020

  • Main office (Petra Robinson) for enquiries and enrolments: 07923 138 681 (Mon- Thu 9-2pm)
  • Shaheen Kausar (outreach, advice and guidance, MHFA): 07923 138 730 (Mon- Tue 9-4pm)
  • Aisha Malik: 07923 138 711 (Mon-Thu 9-2pm)

Covid-19 Support Request Form #StayHomeSaveLives

The national emergency situation caused by Covid-19 disproportionately affects minority communities and means that many people now require more support than normal. Community support partners Alliance for cohesion and racial equality (ACRE), Utulivu Women’s Group, Women with Vision (Reading), and Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) have come together to coordinate support for BAMER, marginalised or minority communities and especially those from the new and emerging groups in Reading, Berkshire. Individuals within these communities may be experiencing difficulties in coping with the current situation and would need assistance. We aim to help them get the support they need.

For more information, contact:

ACRE on or 0118 9510279;

Utulivu on or Call, Text or WhatsApp 07859063643;

Women with Vision on or 07737038629;

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC), mobile number 07923 138 681

Last updated 27/04/2020

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) provides education and support for the most disadvantaged and socially isolated women in Reading from black and minority ethnic communities.

Many of the women have had little or no previous educational experience and feel unable to attend mainstream establishments because of the cultural, economic and personal barriers they face. Most do not speak English and often they are not literate in their own language. For some, the Centre offers their only contact outside their immediate family.


There is a creche available for women attending the centre.

Who to contact

0118 959 5455 (not manned during Covid-19 lockdown - please use alternative numbers outlined above)

Where to go

Reading Community Learning Centre
London Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 1pm; Closed Friday
Time of day

Other Details


Other notes

RCLC has also five rooms available for hire along with a creche.  Our rooms are suitable for up to 15 people and can be hired at competitive rates on a commercial basis.  Discounted rates are available for charity and community groups.  

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.