Neighbourhood Learning in Northampton: Learning for Work

Free courses in Northampton 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

Current courses in Northampton

For details or to book on to any of these courses, please call Hazel Johnson 01604 367119 or email hazel.johnston@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

​Course

​Venue

​Date, time and duration

​IT for job seekers 

​The Pod first floor, Northampton Central Library, Abington St.

​Starts Tuesday 8 August
1–3pm
4 sessions

​Arts and crafts

Kings Heath over 50's, Nene Drive Community Room, NN5 7NQ

​Thursday 17 August
10:30am–12:30pm

​Word processing

The Brookside Hall, Lings Local Centre, Billing Brook Road, NN3 8AA

​5 and 12 September
10:00am–12:00pm

​Building your confidence and
self-esteem

Learning differences

​NASS, LIVE, Abington Park Cottages, Northampton, NN1 5LW

Craig Churchman 01604 639180 Craig.Churchman@nass.uk.net

​Starts Tuesday 5 September
10:30am–12.30pm 
5 sessions

​Building your confidence and 
self-esteem

Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square, Northampton, NN1 4AE

​Starts Thursday 7 September
10am–12pm
5 sessions

​Brush up your maths​Bellinge Community House, Northampton​Starts Wednesday 13 September
9.30–12pm
6 sessions

​Managing your money

​The Brookside Hall, Lings Local Centre, Billing Brook Road, NN3 8AA

​Starts Tuesday 12 September
1–3pm

​Confidence with email and job accounts for job searchers

​Bellinge Community House, Northampton

Thursday​7 September
6 sessions
9:30–11:30am

​Excel spreadsheets

​​The Brookside Hall, Lings Local Centre, Billing Brook Road, NN3 8AA

Tuesday ​19 and 26 September
10:00am–12:00pm

​Arts and crafts

​Spencer Dallington Community Centre

​Friday 29 September
11:30am–1pm

​Confidence with an iPad

​Brookside Hall, Northampton

Tuesday ​3 and 10 October
10am–12pm

​eSafety

​Brookside Hall, Northampton

​Tuesday 17 October
10am–12pm

​Making for selling

​Brookside Hall, Northampton

​Tuesday 17 October
1–3pm

​First Aid at work with Zindgani men

​Brookside Hall, Northampton

​Friday 27 October 10:30am–4:30pm

​Word processing

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Thursday 2 and 9 November
9:30–11:30am

​Excel

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Thursday 16 and 23 November
9:30–11:30am

​Halloween masks

​Spencer Dallington Community Centre         

​Friday 27 October
11:30am–1pm    

​AIM Award volunteering

​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square

​Starts Thursday 2 November
10am–12pm
5 sessions

​eSafety

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Thursday 30 November
9:30am–11:30am

​Food safety in catering level 2

​Brookside Hall, Northampton

​Tuesday 14 November 9:30am–4:30pm

​Christmas crafts

​Spencer Dallington Community Centre 

​Friday 24 November
11:30am–1pm

​​Food safety in catering level 2

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Monday 4 December
9:30am–4:30pm

​Making for selling

​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square

​Tuesday 5 December
1–3pm

​Get to grips with your iPad

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Thursday 7 December
9:30–11:30am

​Seasonal crafts

​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square

​Thursday 7 December
10am–12pm

Information, advice and guidance for job seekers

Date           ​Time
​August 15 and 22 ​10–1pm
August 29​11am–2pm
​September 5 and 19​11–2pm
​September 26​10am–1pm
​October 3, 17, 31 10am–1pm
​November 13 and 2810am–1pm
​December 9 10am–1pm

Drop in sessions held at Northampton Job Centre Plus, contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784126.

Help with CVs, job search, career opportunites and more​

​Date​Location
​Every Tuesday 1–3pmNorthampton Central Library

Just drop in or contact Hazel Johnston to book an appointment on 07540 669753.

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

We’ll 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 Northampton

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

 

 

Neighbourhood Learning courses are great because they are relevant to what local residents want and need'.

- Ifty Choudary, Brookside Hall Community Association Chair

Our current partners in Northampton include:

  • Bellinge Community House, Billing Mead Square
  • Brookside Hall Community Association, The Brookside Hall, Lings Local Centre, Billing Brookside Road
  • Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square
  • Northampton Partnership Homes, The Guildhall, St Giles Square
  • The Good Loaf, First Floor, 1-9 Overstone Road
  • Eve Women's Refuge
  • Spectrum Northants Limited, Berrywood Road, Duston
  • The Hope Centre, 35-37 Campbell Street
  • Deaf Connect, The Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue

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:

Hazel Johnston

07540 669753

 

Other Adult Learning courses in Northampton

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

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