Corby: 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
  • includes free work related qualifications, such as First Aid, Food Safety and more

Neighbourhood learning app​

Available on Google Play, just search 'Learning Northants' or click the button below.

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​IT Basics​​​Irish Centre

Monday 23 September

10am to midday (6 weekly sessions)

​IT Basics ​​Corby Library

Thursday 19 September

10am to midday (6 weekly sessions)

​​IT Basics​The Autumn Centre​Monday 4 November​10am to midday (6 weekly sessions)
​IT Basics​Oundle Library​Friday 8 November​10am to midday (6 weekly sessions)
​Grow IT Skills​Corby Library​Thursday 19 September​12:30pm to 2:30pm (6 weekly sessions)
​Grow IT SkillsIrish Centre​Monday 4 November​10am to midday (6 weekly sessions)
​Life OnlineCorby Library​Thursday 7 November​12:30pm to 2:30pm (6 weekly sessions)
More with Email and Online Accounts

​Irish Centre

Monday 30 September

12:30pm to 2:30pm (4 weekly sessions)

More with Excel Spreadsheets​​​Irish Centre​Monday 18 November12:30pm to 2:30pm (4 weekly sessions)
​Spreadsheet Skills (Excel)Job Centre Plus

Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July

12:45pm to 2:45pm

Alternatively, you can call 01604 367 119.

​Food Safety Level 2​​​Irish Centre

Friday 20 September

9:30am to 3:00pm
Food Safety Level 2​​​​Irish Centre​Wednesday 6 November​9:30am to 3:00pm
​Emergency First Aid at Work level 3​​Irish Centre

Friday 4 October

​9:30am to 4:30pm

​Emergency First Aid at Work level 3Irish Centre​Friday 22 November​​9:30am to 4:30pm
Paediatric First Aid Level 3 ​Irish Centre Wednesday 9 October​9:30am to 4:30pm
Customer Service level 2Next course in Kettering - please contact KCU 01536 481989

Alternatively, you can call 01604 367 119.

Course Venue Date ​Time
​Photography with phones and tablets​​Corby LibraryMonday 4 November ​1pm to 3pm (6 weekly sessions)
Healthy Cooking on a budget​The Irish Centre​Wednesday 6 November​1pm to 3pm (6 weekly sessions)

You can also suggest topics for future courses using the form.

Take an important step to further education or progress in your work.

Following an initial six weeks 'Get Ready for Functional Skills English or Maths Course', the full course lasts a further 26 weeks. The full course leads to a City and Guilds Functional Skills Certificate.

Functional Skills courses: Autumn 2019

If interested, please email or call 01604 367 119.


Functional skills courses are free for adults aged 19 and over, who have:

  • lived in UK or EU for 3 years or more
  • not previously achieved GCSE grade 4 / C or above 

Please note:

  • These courses are not suitable for people with a low level of spoken English as a second language (ESL).
  • These are not GCSE courses. You will need to contact your local college if you are interested in GCSE courses.
  • Where else can I learn English? (PDF 413KB)

We will 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 qualifications.

Next steps

Neighbourhood Learning partners throughout Northamptonshire range from housing associations and town councils to libraries and from the Job Centre Plus to day centres for disabled and elderly people.

Neighbourhood Learning helps us offer our users things we can’t do ourselves through Northamptonshire Libraries

- Clare Boughton, Librarian (Corby)  

Recent courses in other local Corby centres, available to our partners

  • ​'Mindfulness' at Coronation Park Hub
  • ​'Back to work skills' for people returning to work at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
  • First Aid Level 2 at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
  • ​'IT basics on a laptop' and IT+ Follow On at Beanfield Community Centre
  • Make a Photobook with photos from your tablet at Teamwork Trust
  • Pottery at Teamwork Trust and Patrick Road Resource Centres

Current partners in Corby

  • Corby Library, George Street
  • Job Centre Plus, George Street
  • The Irish Centre, Patrick Road
  • The Beanfield Centre, Beanfield Road
  • Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Alberta Way
  • Teamwork Trust, St James Road
  • Patrick Road Resource Centre (Olympus Care)

Let's talk about how we can help your clients and users to progress towards employability, volunteering and independent living in the community. Please contact:

Profile picture of Jonathan Sheldon Jonathan Sheldon

07834 496013


The Adult Learning service offers a range of courses including: arts, beauty therapy, sport, languages and information technology. They are available across the county, as well as locally in Corby.

These courses are mainly 'paid for', although significant discount are available to adults on benefits.

  • ​Learn my way - Easy to use tutorials for IT beginners; everything from using a computer to social media and online banking.
  • - Superb resources to help you understand all aspects of using different devices and popular programs.
  • - Free online courses for all popular aspects of computing, including advanced certified courses.
  • Get Safe Online - Help for you to understand staying safe online.

What courses do you want in Corby?

Contribute to our survey to give feedback on courses you want to be provided. You can also call 07834 496013 or email Jonathan Sheldon to make your suggestions.