At the Whanganui Learning Centre we provide you with targeted teaching to up-skill in computing, communication, reading, writing and numeracy. Click on any of the subject areas below to see the full range of programmes and find additonal information including dates, times and entry requirements. Come in and see us, call us on 06 348 4950, send us an email ~ CONTACT US TODAY!

You can download the latest free courses schedule for 2016 HERE (pdf ).


'A progressive and responsive leader in foundation learning.'


The Whanganui Learning Centre provides effective and holistic learning services which enable tauira to participate confidently in their communities and improve their well being.

"Whanganui Learning Centre governance, management, and staff adhere to a shared philosophy and strength based model that focuses on what learners can do, rather than a deficit model that focuses on what they cannot do. Improving learner outcomes for the Whanganui community is the reason for the trust's existence."

NZ Qualifications Authority External Evaluation and Review Report | 2011 | 2015

He Korero Rongoa.
A written compilation of experiences and observations that have impacted on the lives of the tauira (students) of the Whanganui Learning Centre. Click HERE to read He Korero Rongoa

THE ORIGINS of the Whanganui Learning Centre are strongly entwined with the Literacy Aotearoa kaupapa of providing those in need the opportunity to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills. We offer a wide range of courses specifically designed for adults.

Learners achieve well beyond their expectations at WLCT because the organisation has created a genuine learning environment where learners feel safe and are treated with dignity, and where staff are discreet, passionate and committed to making a positive difference”. Click HERE to read the full report from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

OUR FRIENDS come from all sectors of the community. They voluntarily contribute valuable skills and support to enable our staff to focus on helping learners. Learn more about our friends and how you could join with them in helping us by clicking on one of the images below.

TAUIRA SAY: “I cannot thank you enough for the hours of support you provided me, enabling me to transition from unemployed to a full time employed person.”

“The knowledge and professionalism of your tutors, was an inspiration to me…to help others in a positive and lasting way.”

“Learning is fun there, you enjoy it, I look forward to going there each day.

“I am now doing a course at UCOL …and doors are opening for me as they never have before. It’s the same for most of my classmates.”

For testimonials from WLC tauira, (students) supporters and community partners click HERE.


Tiki Taane

Te Aorangi Harrington