Kettering: 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

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​Course​Venue​Date​Time and sessions
​IT Basics

​KCU, Gold Street NN16 8JA 

01536 481989 or

Wednesday 5 June

10am to midday for 6 weeks

Microsoft Word and Excel Skills

​KCU, Gold Street NN16 8JA

01536 481989 or

Wednesday 5 June1 to 3pm for 5 weeks
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​Course​Venue​DateTime and sessions
​How to Make Effective Applications

​Kettering Job Centre Plus

Ask your work coach at Kettering JCP or register using the form below

Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June

Monday 29 July, Tuesday 30 July

First day at JCP 3pm to 4pm

Second day at KCU 9:30am to 12:30pm

Intro to work in Health and Social Care


01536 481989 or

Next course in Autumn9:30am to 2:30pm for 3 weeks
7 Steps to Employability


01536 481989 or

Next course in Autumn1 to 3pm for 7 weeks
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Emergency ​First Aid at Work Level 3

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or

Thursday 18 July 

9:30am to 4:30pm

​Paediatric First Aid Level 3

(Note change of date from 17 June)

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or

Next course in Autumn​9:30am to 4:30pm
​Health and Safety Level 2

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or

Thursday 11 July

​9:30am to 4:30pm
Food Safety Level 2

KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or

Next date in Autumn9:30am to 3:30pm
Food Allergens Awareness Level 2

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or

Next date in Autumn​9:30am to 3:30pm
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​Course ​Venue ​Date ​Time
PECS Introduction


01536 481989 or

Monday 24 June​9:30am to 2:30pm for 1 week
First Aid and Complementary Therapies for WellbeingTeamwork Trust (members only)

Monday 13 May

1 to 3pm for 4 weeks
​Better Photography on Your Mobile Device


01536 481989 or

​Monday 3 June​1 to 3pm for 5 weeks
Mindfulness Introduction


01536 481989 or

​Monday 1 July​9:30am to 12:30pm for 2 weeks
​Gentle Exercise Techniques


01536 481989 or

​Monday 1 July ​1 to 2pm for 2 weeks
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You can also suggest courses, such as Mindfulness, Managing your money, Healthy Cooking, Confidence and Self-esteem​.

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 last a further 26 weeks. The full course leads to a City and Guilds Functional Skills Certificate.

Functional skills courses: Autumn 2018
​Proposed to start in October 2018

Proposed to start in October 2018

If you are 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 AIM qualification.

Next steps

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


 All your tutors care for, encourage and go that extra mile for our learners.

- Gill Correa, KCU (Kettering)

Our current partners in Kettering include:

  • KCU, Fuller Baptist Church, Gold Street
  • The Resource Centre, 9 Grange Place
  • Eden Centre, 21 Montagu Street

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:

Profile picture of Jonathan Sheldon Jonathan Sheldon

07834 496013

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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