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

A free drop-in service to help with CV writing, job searching, career opportunities and more.

​Tuesdays 10am to 1pm​Northampton Job Centre Plus

Katherine Richmond Telephone: 0784 178 4126

​Tuesdays 1 to 3pm ​Northampton Central Library

Hazel Johnston 0754 066 9753 or 01604 367119

For details or to book on to any of these courses, please call Hazel Johnson 01604 367119 or email



​Date, time and duration

​Christmas crafts for the deaf

Deaf Connect, Spencer Dallington Community Centre, NN5 7BZ

​Friday 24 November
11:30am to 1pm


​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Thursday 30 November
9:30 to 11:30am

​​Food safety in catering level 2

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Monday 4 December
9:30am to 4:30pm

​Making for selling

​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square

​Tuesday 5 December
1 to 3pm

​Get to grips with your iPad

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, NN3 9AQ

​Thursday 7 December
9:30 to 11:30am

​Seasonal crafts

​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square

​Thursday 7 and 14 December
10am to 12pm

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

All courses are from 10am to midday.


Email and job accounts for job seekers - Create an email account, Universal Job Match accounts and gain confidence in job searching

Every Monday beginning 8 January until the last couse on 5 February
IT for beginners - Basic word processing, using formatting tools, editing and correcting mistakes, as well as saving and finding documents​Every Tuesday beginning 20 February until the last course on 27 March

To book your place contact Hazel Johnston on 0754 066 9753.

​Bellinge Community House, Fieldmill Square, Bellinge, Northampton NN3 9AQ

2018 programme

To book your place on any of the courses below, contact Michelle Aveyard on or call 01604 411473.

All courses are from 9:30 until 11:30am.

Email and job accounts for job seekers - Create an email account, Universal Job Match account and gain confidence in job searching​Every Thursday from 22 February until the last course on 29 March
Word processing for beginners - Using formatting tools, editing and correcting mistakes, saving and finding documents, and using Word features in emails​Thursday 1 and 8 Febraury
Healthy eating - Learn the basics, tasting and demos​Thursday 4, 11 and 18 January
Brush up your English - Beginners course with Helen Welsh and it could lead to a certified course​Every Monday from 8 January, until the last course on 5 February
Head start first aid (half-day course) - Respond to serious bleeding, help an unconscious person, recognise a heart attack and cardiac arrest, perform CPR and help someone choking​Thursday 25 January
​Every Tuesday 1 to 3pmNorthampton Central Library

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

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

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 JohnstonHazel 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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