Working with local partners

Neighbourhood Learning brings learning opportunities to Corby, Kettering, Northampton and Wellingborough by working with local partner organisations.

Throughout the county, over 1800 people enjoyed taking part in our courses during 2013-2014, taking steps to build their confidence, learn new skills and often moving towards volunteering and employment.

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.

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.

  • Neighbourhood Learning provide quality assured learning (our most recent inspection grade from OFSTED was ‘Good’) by supplying tutors and resources for courses.
  • Our partners provide both referrals and a venue for the sessions.

We welcome enquiries from local organisations in our towns who would like to know more about how we can work together:

Contact Neighbourhood Learning

What our partners say


“Our learners have gained lots of new skills and confidence with their cooking.  Some learners have been able to apply for work through the course and have got jobs.   Others have gone on to volunteering.”

Frank Sheridan, Corby Irish Centre



“All Neighbourhood Learning tutors demonstrate care, support, encouragement and motivation, and all are willing to go that extra mile for their learners.”

Gill Correa, KCU (Kettering)



“Our only issue is that there is just not enough budget to allow us to have more classes - they are so fantastic we could fill a class every week of the year!”

Victoria Bell, Teamwork Trust (Corby, Wellingborough & Kettering)



“The staff that have come along to the centre to teach the customers have been fabulous.  They have worked with the individual customers’ needs and requirements, and have adapted sessions so that all customers can participate.”

Rachel Brownlie, Gladstone Road Resource Centre (Northampton)



“Staff are always happy to provide a variety of different courses linked to the needs of the local community.”

Sarah Sims, Daventry & District Housing