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Kettering: 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

Neighbourhood learning app

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

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​For all of your work related IT needs, such as setting up emails and job searching.

From 17 April every Tuesday

10 to 11:30am (does not occur during school holidays)

Work & Wellbeing Zone, Kettering Library​

To book onto a course:

  1. Register your interest or refer a learner for all courses.
  2. You will be contacted to confirm your course booking.

For more details about any of these courses, please call or text Sarah King on 07734 983 035.

​Course​Date​Duration or time

​IT Skills for Work

Improve skills for an office environment: Word, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, etc.

​Every Tuesday

​Midday to 2pm
​Allergens Awareness Level 2

​Thursday 24 May

​10am to 4pm

​Health and Safety Level 2

Learners must attend both days

​​Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May

​10am to 2pm
​COSHH Level 2

​Monday 4 June

​10:30am to 4:30pm

Manual Handling Level 2

Learners must attend both days

​Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 June

10am to 3pm

Food Safety Level 2

Learners must attend both days

​Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July

​10am to 2pm
​Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Level 3

​Monday 9 July

​9:30am to 4:30pm
​Autumn courses at Kettering Library
​IT Work Skills​Every Tuesday from 7 August10am to midday
​Food Safety Level 2​Wednesday 3 October​9:30am to 5pm
​First Aid at Work Level 3​Wednesday 10 October ​9:30am to 4:30pm

All courses are based at KCU, located behind Fuller Baptist Church, Gold Street, Kettering NN16 8JA.

To book onto a course contact KCU or ring 01536 481 989.

​What​When​Duration and time

​IT - Intermediate

Wednesday 25 April

​5 weeks, 1 to 3pm

Introduction to Polish Cooking

​Thursday 7 June

​4 weeks, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Improving Confidence for Work

​Monday 4 June

​2 weeks, 9:15am to 2:45pm
Making Time for Me

​Monday 2 July

​3 weeks, 9:15am to 2:45pm

​Autumn courses​

​IT Basics

​Wednesday  9 September

Wednesday 31 October

​6 weeks, 10am to midday

​6 weeks, 10am to midday

​IT Basics PLUS

​Wednesday 9 September 

​4 weeks, 1 to 3pm
​Confidence with Microsoft Word and Excel​Wednesday 31 October6 weeks, 10am to midday​
​Introduction to Business Administration​Thursday 1 November​6 weeks, 10am to midday

Certificate courses​ ​at KCU (Autumn)

Health and Safety Level 2​Monday 10 September​2 weeks, 9:30am to 2:30pm
​Customer Service Level 2​Monday 8 October​2 weeks, 9:30am to 2:30pm
​Conflict Management Level 2Monday 5 November​​2 weeks, 9:30am to 2:30pm
​Food Safety Level 2​Monday 26 November ​​2 weeks, 9:30am to 2:30pm
​Allergens Awareness Level 2​Monday 10 December​​9:30am to 3pm
​Every Wednesday morning by appointment between 10am and midday​Work and Wellbeing Zone, Kettering Library

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

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


 All your tutors care for, encourage and go that extra mile for our learners.

- Gill Correa, KCU (Kettering)

Our current partners in Kettering include:

  • KCU, Fuller Baptist Church, Gold Street
  • The Resource Centre, 9 Grange Place
  • Eden Centre, 21 Montagu Street

Through discussion with your local curriculum co-ordinator we can help your clients and users to progress towards employability, volunteering and independent living in the community.

We welcome enquiries from local organisations in our towns who would like to know more about how we can work together. You can find out more about offering a Neighbourhood Learning course through your organisation as a partner by contacting your local curriculum co-ordinator:

Helen Doel

07834 006 312


Other adult learning courses

The adult learning service offers a range of course including: arts, beauty therapy, sport, languages and information technology.

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First for Wellbeing delivering services on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.