Essential skills

We offer a range of Essential Skills courses throughout Northamptonshire that can lead to a qualification and help increase employability.

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Essential Skills courses

All about Essential Skills courses

  • Online learning opportunities to build your confidence and teach you new skills
  • Qualifications which can help you to improve your employability
  • Great learning delivered by experienced, qualified tutors
  • Fun, safe and welcoming for everyone, graded OFSTED ‘Good’ 2016​
  • ​Improve your employability skills
  • Build your confidence to try other courses
  • Learn new skills
  • Build on your expertise
  1. ​Essential Skills courses are online, so you need internet access and an email to register
  2. Choose your course through this page
  3. Enrol and set up your account
  4. For help to enrol, see our YouTube video
  5. Receive a confirmation email with details of how to access your course on Google Classroom

Essential skills courses are free to eligible learners. You can find out more information by looking at the individual courses above​.

Essential Skills courses are delivered online.

We use Google Classroom for our live sessions, which we present on a live video call, using Google Meet​.​

​​Courses can be between 4 and 26 weeks. Live sessions are normally 1 to 1.5 hours long, with a scheduled contact hour between sessions.

You’ll get much more out of your course if you expect to do some homework between sessions.

Yes! Please contact alsreferrals@northamptonshire.gov.uk for one-to-one support with enrolling or getting onto your course.

For help with enrolling, you can also watch our Youtube video.

​You will need internet access and a Gmail address and password for Google Classroom.

If extra resources are needed, we will usually provide them free to you by home delivery.

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For partner organisations

Would you like to host face to face lessons in your venue? We’d love to hear from you.

Contact us about online courses to support your clients: AdultLearningEssentialSkills@northnorthants.gov.uk

Receive our regular email with information on upcoming courses: