Neighbourhood Learning in Corby: Learning for Work

These free courses in Corby can help you to:

  • 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

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.

Have your say 

Free weekly IT drop in sessions for job seekers

Help for email, CVs, and job searching.

​Date​Location
Every Wednesday 10:30–12:30pm​​Corby Library

Get to Grips with Universal Credit

Are you new to Universal Credit?  Are you finding using it a challenge?  Come along to 'Get to Grips with Universal Credit'.

​Date​Location
​Every Monday and Friday 12:30–2:30pmCorby Job Centre​

To register, speak with your Work Coach or call Jonathan Sheldon on 07834 496013.

Current courses in Corby (as of 15.08.17)

To book onto a course, please use the contact details given:

​Course detailsVenue and contact detailsStart dates and times
IT Basics for Job Seekers:
6 weekly sessions
Irish Centre
Speak to your Work Coach or call Jonathan 07834 496013

​Mon 11 Sept, 9:30-11:30am

​Mon 11 Sept, 12:30-2:30pm
 ​​Mon 6 Nov Sept, 9:30-11:30am
​Brush up your Maths:
6 weekly sessions
Irish Centre
Speak to your Work Coach or call Jonathan 07834 496013
​Mon 6 Nov, 12:30-2:30pm
​Confidence with email and Jobsite accounts
3 sessions in one week
Job Centre Plus
Speak to your Work Coach or call Jonathan 07834 496013
​Starts Mon 11 Sep, 2:30-4:30
Mon, Wed, Thurs
​Starts Mon 9 Oct, 2:30-4:30pm
Mon, Wed, Thurs
​IT Basics for new users:
6 weekly sessions 
Corby Library
Register at  Library reception or corlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
​Mon 11 Sept, 2:30-4:30pm
 ​Fri 15 Sept, 2:30-4:30pm
​Mon 6 Nov, 2:30-4:30pm
​IT Basics (follow on):
6 weekly sessions
​​Corby Library
Register at  Library reception or corlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
​Fri 11 Nov, 2:30-4:30pm
​Spreadsheet Intro (Excel) 
3 sessions in one week
Job Centre Plus
Speak to a Work Coach or call Jonathan 07834 496013
​Mon 23 Oct, 2:30-4:30pm:
Mon, Wed, Thur
​Mon 20 Nov, 2:30-4:30:
Mon, Wed, Thur

​Word Processing Intro
3 weekly sessions

Corby Library
Register at  Library reception or corlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
​Thur 2 Nov, 10:30-12:30
​Get to Grips with your Android tablet (not iPad)
3 weekly sessions
Corby Library
Register at  Library reception or corlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
​Thur 26 Sept, 10:30-12:30
​eSafety - Staying safe online
1 session
Corby Library
Register at  Library reception or corlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
​Thur 19 Oct, 10:30-12:30pm

I've taken a course - what's next?

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 AIM qualification.

Next steps

Become a Neighbourhood Learning partner in Corby

Our 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:

Jonathan Sheldon

07834 496013

Other Adult Learning courses in Corby

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

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