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Corby: Neighbourhood Learning

Free learning for work and community courses:

  • learn something new in a local community venue near you
  • increase your confidence and wellbeing
  • take a next step towards employability, volunteering and joining in the community
  • includes free work related qualifications, such as First Aid, Food Safety and more

Neighbourhood learning app​

Available on Google Play, just search 'Learning Northants' or click the button below.

Get it on Google Play

To book onto a course:

  1. Register your interest or ring 01604 367119, unless stated otherwise in the table below.
  2. You will be contacted to confirm your course booking.
Courses​Venue and contact detailsStart dates and times

IT basics (for job seekers)

5 weekly sessions

​Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

Monday 4 June
9:30 to 11:30am

​IT Basics

6 weekly sessions

Corby Library

Register at Library reception or here

Wednesday 6 June

12:30pm to 2:30pm

​IT Basics Follow On

4 weekly sessions for those who have recently completed IT Basics

Corby Library

Register at Library reception or here

​Wednesday 6 June

10am to midday

Confidence with Email and Jobsite accounts

3 sessions in one week

Job Centre Plus

Register interest here

or call 01604 367119

Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June

1pm to 3pm

Spreadsheet intro (Excel) 

3 sessions in one week

Job Centre Plus

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

Monday 9, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July

1pm to 3pm

​Rights and Responsibilities at Work

1 session

Job Centre Plus

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Tuesday 15 May
1pm to 3pm (cancelled)

Monday 25 June
1pm to 3pm

First Aid Level 2

Full day

Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

Monday 2 July

9:30am to 4.30pm

​eSafety Top Tips

single session

Corby Library

Register at Library reception or here

​Thursday 14 June

10am to midday

Food Safety Level 2

2 half days

Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 July

9:30am to 1pm

COSHH Level 2

2 half days

Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 July

1:30 to 5pm

​IT Courses (Autumn)

IT Basics for Jobseekers

​​Irish Centre

Register your interest 

or call 01604 367119

​Monday 10 September 9.30am to 11.30am for 6 weeks

Monday 29 October 9.30am to 11.30am

​Spreadsheet Skills

Job Centre Plus

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September

Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 November

12.45pm to 2.45pm

Confidence with email and Jobsite accounts

Job Centre Plus

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 October

12.45pm to 2.45pm

​IT Basics

Corby Library

Register at Library reception or here

​Monday 10 September 12.30pm to 2.30pm   for 6 weeks

Wednesday 12 September 10am to 12noon for 6 weeks

Wednesday 31 October 12.30pm to 2.30pm for 6 weeks

​IT Basics PLUS

Corby Library

Register at Library reception or here

​Wednesday 31 October 10am to midday for 4 weeks
Microsoft Office skills: Word and Excel

Corby Library

Register at Library reception or here

​Wednesday 12 September

12:30pm to 2:30pm for 6 weeks

Courses for Certificates (Autumn)
​First Aid  Level 3

​​​Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Monday 25 September 9:30am to 4:30pm

Monday 19 November 9:30am to 4:30pm

​Food Safety Level 2

​​​​Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Tuesday 2 October 9:30am to 5pm

Tuesday 4 December 9:30am to 5pm

Customer Service Level 2

​​​​​Irish Centre

Register your interest

or call 01604 367119

​Tuesday 6 November

9:30am to 4:30pm

​If you're finding using Universal Credit online a challenge, you would like a hand using your mobile better or you have another IT issue, then book a free half-hour session through your Work Coach at The Job Centre Plus, with Jonathan Sheldon (IT Tutor).

​Date​Location
​Available every Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Corby Job Centre​

We will try to help you find ways to take your new skills and enthusiasm further for more learning, volunteering and towards employment. Some of our courses can lead onto a nationally recognised qualifications.

Next steps

Neighbourhood Learning partners throughout Northamptonshire range from housing associations and town councils to libraries and from the Job Centre Plus to day centres for disabled and elderly people.

Neighbourhood Learning helps us offer our users things we can’t do ourselves through Northamptonshire Libraries

- Clare Boughton, Librarian (Corby)  

Recent courses in other local Corby centres, available to our partners ​     

  • ​'Mindfulness' at Coronation Park Hub
  • ​'Back to work skills' for people returning to work at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
  • First Aid Level 2 at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
  • ​'IT basics on a laptop' and IT+ Follow On at Beanfield Community Centre
  • Make a Photobook with photos from your tablet at Teamwork Trust
  • Pottery at Teamwork Trust and Patrick Road Resource Centres

Current partners in Corby

  • Corby Library, George Street
  • Job Centre Plus, George Street
  • The Irish Centre, Patrick Road
  • The Beanfield Centre, Beanfield Road
  • Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Alberta Way
  • Teamwork Trust, St James Road
  • Patrick Road Resource Centre (Olympus Care)

Let's talk about how we can help your clients and users to progress towards employability, volunteering and independent living in the community. Please contact:

Profile picture of Jonathan Sheldon Jonathan Sheldon

07834 496013

The Adult Learning Service offers a range of courses including: arts, beauty therapy, sport, languages and information technology. They are available across the county, as well as locally in Corby.

These courses are mainly 'paid for', although significant discount are available to adults on benefits.

Organisations offering free IT courses

As well as the Adult Learning Services and Corby Library there are:

Organisation and location​​Details
Evolve your future
Corby Volunteer Services
Old TA Building, Elizabeth Street
​A wide range of courses to help job seekers increase their skills and gain employment. Evolve is also the local centre for National Careers Service.
Learn Direct
1 Wood Street
Courses to increase your IT skills. Learn Direct will help you gain certified awards in IT, Maths and English up to level 2.

Free WiFi and PC access

​Location​WiFi​Computers
Corby and Danesholme libraries
Pay for computer use, but free on Fridays. Free use for job searching every day
Yes​Yes
Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
Sponsored by KHL Big Local
​Yes​Yes
Hazel Leys Neighbourhood Centre
Sponsored by KHL Big Local
​Yes​Yes
Job Centre Plus
For anyone seeking work
​Yes​Yes
Evolve Your Future
For anyone seeking work
​Yes​Yes
The Irish Centre​Yes​No
Willow Place Shopping​Yes​No
Costa Coffee​Yes​​No
Saxon Crown​Yes​​No
Paletto LoungeYes​​No
McDonaldsYes

​​No

Support from local mobile phones shops

Please contact the individual provider or visit them to discuss your needs.

​Provider​Support for​Phone set-up and date transfer​One-to-one appointment​Wider IT support
​3​Clients only​​Free​No​N/A
​O2​Anyone​Free​Free​O2 Guru
​Carphone Warehouse​Clients only​​Free​No​N/A
​EE​Clients only​​Free​Informally​Talk to us
​VodafoneClients only​​Free​Yes (paid for)​YouTube
  • ​Learn my way - Easy to use tutorials for IT beginners; everything from using a computer to social media and online banking.
  • GCFLearnFree.org - Superb resources to help you understand all aspects of using different devices and popular programs.
  • Alison.com - Free online courses for all popular aspects of computing, including advanced certified courses.
  • Get Safe Online - Help for you to understand staying safe online.

What courses do you want in Corby?

Contribute to our survey to give feedback on courses you want to be provided. You can also call 07834 496013 or email Jonathan Sheldon to make your suggestions.

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