Wellingborough: Neighbourhood Learning

Free learning for work and community courses

  • increase your confidence and wellbeing
  • take a next step towards employability, volunteering and joining in the community

Neighbourhood learning app

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IT BasicsWellingborough Library

Monday 29 April

​9:30 to 11:30am for 5 weeks

SpreadsheetsWellingborough Library

Monday 29 April

​12:30 to 2:30pm for 5 weeks
​Internet and Email Basic SkillsWellingborough Library

​Friday 26 April

Friday 14 June

12:30 to 2:30pm for 5 weeks
​Basic IT Skills for JobseekersWellingborough Library​Friday 26 April​12:30 to 2:30pm for 5 weeks
Microsoft Office Basic Skills ​Wellingborough Library

​Friday 14 June

​9:30 to 11:30am for 5 weeks

Register your interest

Alternatively, you can register at the Wellingborough Library helpdesk.

7 Steps to Employability ​Wellingborough Library

Wednesday 24 April

Wednesday 3 July

Both dates ​9:30am to midday for 5 weeks

 Register your interest

Alternatively, you can register at Wellingborough Library helpdesk.

Customer Service Level 2 ​Wellingborough LibraryFriday 28 June9:30am to 4:30pm​
Conflict Management Level 2 ​​Wellingborough LibraryFriday 5 July​9:30am to 5:30pm for 2 weeks​
Register your interest

Alternatively, you can register at the Wellingborough Library helpdesk.

Makaton Introduction ​Wellingborough LibraryFriday 26 April9:30am to 3:30pm for 2 weeks
​PECS IntroductionWellingborough Library​Friday 17 May​9:30am to 3:30pm for 2 weeks

Register your interest

Alternatively, you can register at the Wellingborough Library helpdesk. 

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
At Wellingborough Library, 7 Pebble Lane, Wellingborough

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30am, starting 11 September

​Wednesdays 12:30 to 2:30pm, starting 12 September
If you are interested, please email englishandmaths@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or call 01604 367 119 ​


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

  • lived in UK/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 (ESOL)
  • 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’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

Become a Neighbourhood Learning partner in Wellingborough

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


Great sessions (Cooking on a Budget) for our young people and we look forward to working with you again soon. – Talent Match, Wellingborough

  • Department of Work and Pension (JCP)
  • Hemmingwell Skills Centre
  • Pravasi Mandal
  • Talent Match
  • Teamwork trust
  • The Bridge
  • The Daylight Centre
  • The Mallows (Bozeat) Co Ltd
  • WACA
  • Wellingborough Homes
  • Wellingborough Library

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:

Sarah King



The adult learning service offers a range of course including: arts, beauty therapy, sport, languages and information technology.

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