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

​Time​Location​Contact

​Tuesdays 10am to 1pm

May 1, 22

June 19

July 3, 17, 31 

​Northampton Job Centre Plus

Katherine Richmond

Email: katherine.richmond@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Phone: 07841 7841 26

​Tuesdays 1 to 3pm ​Northampton Central Library

Katherine Richmond

Email: katherine.richmond@firstforwellbeing.co.uk 

Phone: 07841 784 126

​Course

​Venue

​Date, time and duration

​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 on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Starts Thursday 19 April

10am to midday

Lasts 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 on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Starts Wednesday 6 June

1 to 3pm

Lasts 4 weeks

​Life Starts with Food

To be followed by Food Hygiene Level 2 course

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

Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Starts Thursday 7 June

12:15pm to 2:15pm

Lasts 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 

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Summer Crafts: Festival of Learning

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

Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Wednesday 6 and 13 June

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Arts and Crafts

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

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

​Various Fridays

11:30am to 1pm   

or contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119          

​First Aid for Volunteers (certificated)

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

Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Thursday 5 July

10am to 1pm

Celebration of Learning

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

Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Thursday 19 July

10am to midday

​Autumn courses

​Beginners IT​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square NN1 4AE.  Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Thursday 6 September

10am to midday (6 weeks)

​Keep Safe Online​Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square NN1 4AE.  Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Thursday 18 October

10am to midday

Beginner IT - One Step OnNorthampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square NN1 4AE.  Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​Thursday 1 November

10am to midday (6 weeks)

​Making Crafts for Fund RaisingNorthampton Jesus Centre, Abington Square NN1 4AE.  Contact Katherine Richmond on 07841 784 126 or 01604 367119

​​Thursday 13 December

10am to midday

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

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

​What​DateDuration or time

IT for Job Seekers

From Tuesday 8 May for

​5 weeks
IT for Job Seekers

From Tuesday 19 June

​5 weeks

​Autumn courses

​IT Basics for Job Seekers​Tuesday 4 September​6 weeks, 10am to midday
​Making Things for Fund Raising​Wednesday 5 September​1 to 3pm
​e-Safety​Tuesday 16 October​10am to midday
​Beginners IT​Tuesday 30 October​6 weeks, 10am to midday
​Christmas on a Budget​Wednesday 7 November​1 to 3pm
​Introduction to Customer Service​Wednesday 14 November​5 weeks, 1 to 3pm
​Get to know your tablet (Android or iPad)​Tuesday 11 December​10am to midday

​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

Making for fund raising with Natalie

Making and pricing projects to sell

​Starts Thursday 3 May

Lasts 4 weeks

Brush up your Maths

Beginners course with Helen Welsh and it could lead to a certified course

Starts Wednesday 6 June 

Lasts 6 weeks

Create your first website

For complete beginners, coding and CSS with David Reed

​Starts Thursday 14 June

Lasts 6 weeks

Celebration of Learning

For all our former learners - with Helen Welsh           

​Wednesday 18 July
​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

 

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