Neighbourhood Learning offers free learning for work and community courses.

Our Neighbourhood Learning courses are focussed on developing skills to help people get back to work and providing opportunities to increase wellbeing and confidence. We focus on creating local learning opportunities, arranged by local 'Curriculum Co-ordinators' who partner with groups and organisations, each based in one of our targeted localities.

Courses range from a single 2 hour session (bitesize) up to 10 weekly sessions of 2 hours (tasters). The sessions are for small groups of adults aged over 18 and are led by an accredited tutor.​

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​“I have gained confidence. I have re-visited skills. I have gained qualifications. I have moved forward towards employment. I have an up to date CV. I have made good contacts. I feel hopeful about finding employment. Thank you!"

Comments from our annual 'Learner Forum' 12 July 2018 

Learner testimonials


"Learning with the Neighbourhood Learning team was a very happy time for me. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning together in a friendly atmosphere.”


“I've LOVED the courses I've attended and used the skills I've learned at home, thank you so much.”

Partner testimonials


“Our learners have gained lots of new skills and confidence with their cooking. Some learners have been able to apply for work through the course and have got jobs. Others have gone on to volunteering.” - Frank Sheridan, Corby Irish Centre


“All Neighbourhood Learning tutors demonstrate care, support, encouragement and motivation, and all are willing to go that extra mile for their learners.” - Gill Correa, KCU (Kettering)