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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

Neighbourhood learning app

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

Get it on Google Play
What​Venue​DateTime
​Practical help to search and apply for work online

Work & Wellbeing Zone, Kettering Library​

Every Tuesday11am to midday (not in school holidays)
​Course​Venue​Date​Time and sessions

​IT Skills for Work

Improve skills for an office environment

Kettering Library: The Work Zone​Starts 6 November

12:30 to 2:30pm, weekly sessions

 

​IT Basics

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA 

01536 481989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

Coming in the New Year

10am to midday for 6 weeks

Confidence with Microsoft Word and Excel​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA 

01536 481989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​Wednesday 31 October10am to midday for ​6 weeks
Register your interest
​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 26 November
Tuesday 27 November

9:30am to 12:30pm
3 to 4pm

Intro to Volunteering in Childcare Context​KCU

01536 481989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​Coming in the New Year
​​Introduction to Business Administration

​KCU

01536 481989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​Thursday 1 November

10am to midday for ​​6 weeks
Register your interest
​Course​Venue​DateTime
Health and Safety at Work Level 2

KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

To be announced
​Food Safety Level 2Kettering Library​Wednesday 3 October​9:30am to 5pm
​Customer Service Level 2

KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​​Monday 8 October2 weekly sessions at 9:30am to 2:30pm
​First Aid at Work Level 3Kettering LibraryTo be announced
​Conflict Management Level 2

KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​​​Monday 5 November2 weekly sessions at 9:30am to 2:30pm
​Food Safety Level 2

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​​​​Monday 26 November​2 weekly sessions at 9:30am to 2:30pm
​Allergens Awareness Level 2

​KCU, Gold Street, NN16 8JA

01536 481 989 or kcentu@btconnect.com

​Monday 10 December​9:30am to 3pm
 Register your interest
​Course ​Venue ​Date ​Time
​Seasonal CraftsKettering Library​Tuesday 30 October​Midday to 2pm
Arts and Crafts​Kettering Library

Thursday 6 December

​10am to midday
Register your interest 

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
​EnglishMaths
​Proposed to start in October 2018

Proposed to start in October 2018

If you are interested, please email englishandmaths@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or call 01604 367 119 ​

Important

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 0.4MB)

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:

Helen Doel

07834 006 312

Helen.Doel@firstforwellbeing.gov.uk

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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First for Wellbeing delivering services on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.