Project information

The Learning Club

Raising the confidence levels and academic standards of children aged 7 - 16 in one of Wales' more disadvantaged areas, i.e. Cardiff docks, to enable them to move on to higher education if they so choose .

March 2017 - February 2018

Charity information: Ace Cardiff Limited

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  • Need


    Academic underachievement in children from a particularly disadvantaged area with a predominantly minority ethnic population resulting in loss of confidence to continue to higher education and raise career aspirations.


    We solve the problem by offering a series of targeted learning sessions as follows: GCSE support for young people taking the exams in the current year; pre-prepared learning sessions in the core subjects (English, Science & Mathematics) for Years 3 - 9; Literacy & Numeracy catch-up for children with issues in Years 3/4 referred to us by local primary schools. We also run ESOL classes for the parents of the children that attend The Learning Club.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the life opportunities for young people in a disadvantaged area of Wales.


    » The Learning Club (see above)

    What success will look like

    Through written feedback provided by tutors, tutor assistants, parents and the children themselves.

  • Impact


    Improved life chances for the young people that attend The Learning Club.

    To be demonstrated by tracking each young person as they progress after leaving TLC.


    Lack of money, addressed by having a robust funding strategy in place.

    Lack of tutors and tutor assistants, addressed by a comprehensive recruitment policy.


    In any way they choose.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Management Office costs
      £4,000 Supervision Supervising the running of TLC
      £5,000 Tutor fees Fees for qualified tutors
  • Background


    Cardiff Docks


    The children that attend TLC.
    The tutors and tutor assistants that will gain valuable experience.
    The local schools.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We opened TLC in February 2010. Since then 512 children have registered with us.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gerald Puttock

    COO of the charity and supervisor of TLC.

    John Lomond

    Volunteer coordinator

    78 Volunteers

    Tutors and tutor assistants