Neighbourhood Learning in Northampton: Learning for Work

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", click the button or view at h.theapp.mobi/nllearnersGet it on Google Play

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

​Time​Location​Contact
​Tuesdays 10am to 1pm​Northampton Job Centre Plus

Katherine Richmond
katherine.richmond@firstforwellbeing.co.uk Telephone: 0784 178 4126

​Tuesdays 1 to 3pm ​Northampton Central Library

Hazel Johnston
hazel.johnston@firstforwellbeing.co.ukTelephone: 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 hazel.johnston@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

​Course

​Venue

​Date, time and duration

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Explore being active, taking notice, keep learning, connecting with others and giving

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

Contact Katherine Richmond 07841784126 or 01604 367119

Starts Thursday 1st March 10am-12pm 

5 weeks

Spring crafts for selling with Lynne

Make a craft project & cost out for sale or fund raising    

Dostiyo 62-66 Dunster Street, Northampton, NN1 3JY

Contact Katherine Richmond 07841784126 or 01604 367119

Starts Wednesday 7th March  1-3pm

4 weeks

​Mindfulness with Karren             

Find out how mindfulness can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression in  your daily life

​Monday 16th April 

9.30-11.30pm

​IT for the Not so Terrified

Use formatting tools, editing and correcting mistakes, save and find documents, confidence with emails and online search.

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

Contact Katherine Richmond 07841784126 or 01604 367119

 

​Starts Thursday 19th April 10am-12pm

6 weeks

​The Art of being Mindful with Kam      

Find out how mindfulness can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression in  your daily life    

​Dostiyo 62-66 Dunster Street, Northampton, NN1 3JY

Contact Katherine Richmond 07841784126 or 01604 367119

​Starts Wednesday  6th June 1-3pm

4 weeks

​Healthy Cooking on  a budget with Helen Welsh 

For members of the Bridge Project only  

​The Bridge Project, 63C Gold Street, NN1 1RA

Contact Sukhy for more details

 

​Various Mondays  12.30-2.30pm
Arts and Crafts

​Deaf Connect, Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Northampton, NN5 7BZ

Contact Lee Gilbert over 50's: general@deafconnect.org.uk

​Various Fridays 11.30am-1.00pm   

or contact Katherine Richmond 07841784126 or 01604 367119          

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

All courses are from 10am to midday.

​What​When

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

to be confirmed
IT for beginners
Basic word processing: learn to use formatting tools, edit and correct mistakes, as well as save and find documents
​Starts Tuesday 20 February, for 6 weeks

​Spring Planting workshop   
Plant up a container with Lynne Watkinson

​Weds 7th March 10.30am-12.30pm

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

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

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

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

​What​When
Email and job accounts for job seekers 
Create an email account, Universal Job Match account and gain confidence in job searching.
​Starts Thursday 22 February
5 weekly sessions

AIM Award in Volunteering  (1 unit)

​Thurs 19th & 26th April 
9.30-2.30pm

Making for fund raising with Natalie Making and pricing projects to sell

​Starts Thursday 3rd May
4 weeks

Brush up your Maths
Beginners course with Helen Welsh and it could lead to a certified course.

Starts Wednesday 6th June 
6 weeks

Create your first website
for complete beginners, coding and CSS with David Reed

​Starts Thursday14th June
6 weeks

Celebration of Learning
for all our former learners - with Helen Welsh           

​Wendesday 18th July 
9.30 to11.30am
​Date​Location
​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

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

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