Neighbourhood Learning offers a range of courses that can help build confidence, develop skills and improve wellbeing. We support people to move towards their individual goals and to give back to their community.

What is Neighbourhood Learning?

The Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC) programme is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and is managed by the Adult Learning Service on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.

This programme supports local voluntary and other third sector organisations to develop their capacity to deliver learning opportunities for the residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Neighbourhood Learning courses aim to:

  • Deliver a programme of community learning activities which enable adults to move towards employment or further learning
  • Provide opportunities for learners to become involved in the local community
  • Have a positive effect on learners’ health and wellbeing
  • Encourage local residents who are workless and have low skills to engage in learning and progress to further training opportunities
  • Target those who mainstream provision struggles to engage
  • To provide information, advice and guidance about further learning, volunteering and/or getting work

How are the courses organised?

Our curriculum co-ordinator work with partners to set up and recruit to engagement courses in community settings.

A co-ordinator will plan the course in detail with a partner before it starts and a Partnership Agreement will be provided for courses delivered in your centre. These are the courses currently available and may be dependent on tutor and venue availability. 

​Course title Total hours​
Arts and Crafts Workshop​ ​2
​First Aid Skills (Heartstart) ​3
​Make the Most of your Money ​8
​Sewing for Beginners ​8
​Arts and Crafts ​8
​Get Ready for Work ​8
​Healthy Eating on a budget ​8
​Drawing and Painting for Beginners ​8
​Mindfulness for Beginners ​8
​Photography for Beginners ​8
​Cake Decorating for Beginners ​8
​IT courses ​12
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