Next steps for your learning

Family Learning and Essential Skills are here to help you towards your learning goals:

Move onto further learning

Introductory courses to help you support your children's learning and build your own confidence:

English, Maths and IT

Following these Family Learning courses, you can choose to go on further to achieve Functional Skills certificates in these subjects.

Family Life Skills

Including 123 Magic, Family Resilience, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, Family Finances and Keeping your Family Safe Online


Achieve a qualification at your level up to Functional Skills Level 2

Fully funded courses for ages 19+ with the Essential Skills team (please check your elegibility when booking)

English and Maths

IT skills - EDSQ qualification

English for speakers of other lnaguages (ESOL)


More courses in Northamptonshire

Check on page 3 of this list for some further learning opportunities in colleges and online. (Pdf 381kb)


Qualification levels explained

Your Functional Level 2 qualifications (equivalent to school GCSE) are important requirements to higher level training and study, as well as opening the door to wider employment opportunities. Find .gov.uk information about qualification levels

Learn towards work

You may be starting to think about employment, ready to return to work or looking for new employment. Adult Learning is here to help you take the next step on your journey.

Employability Certificates with Adult Learning

A range of courses to help build your qualifications for work. Usually fully funded, these include

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

  • Food Allergens and Awareness

  • Food Safety

  • Health and Safety at Work


Find details of current employability courses with Adult Learning


Free employment support through Northamptonshire Councils

West Northants - North Northants


National Careers Service

Provide free Online tools to help you make decisions about career choices, personalised careers guidance, advice about getting a job and signposting towards specialist resources and support. Visit the National Careers Service website or contact them by phone on 0800 100 900.

I want a happier, healthier family ('wellbeing')

Family Life Skills with Family Learning

Build your confidence and skills for family life in these challenging times

  • 123 Magic - child behaviour management programme

  • Build Family Resilience

  • Healthy Cooking on a Budget

  • Family Finances - Raise your game

  • Keeping Your Family Safe Online

View current Family Life Skills courses here



Courses with Learning for Wellbeing (Adult Learning)

Find out more and visit Learning for Wellbeing


Health and Wellbeing information in Northamptonshire

  • Public Health and Wellbeing offer advice and support on a range of public health and wellbeing issues for Northamptonshire residents.

  • Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire.

More involvement in my community

Volunteering

Volunteers are at the heart of local communities and can bring you lots of personal benefits too:

  • Connect you to others

  • Good for your mind and body

  • Advance your career

  • Bring fun and fulfilment to your life.

Get in touch with your community venue for the latest opportunities to contribute.

Some local places to start: Libraries in Northamptonshire - Community Centres - Local schools

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Contact us for more help >

Visit our Adult Learning progression page and send a message safely, or ring 01604 367119 in office hours.

Schools who would like to host a course for their parents are invited to Email Family Learning

More information about Family Learning and Essential Skills

  • Qualification courses in English, Maths, ESOL, IT and Certification for Work

  • For families: English, Maths and Language, IT, Crafts and Activities, Family Life Skills

  • A huge A-Z range of courses, paid for, part funded and free.

  • Courses for mental health and wellbeing

Contact us for more help >

Adult Learning progression information and send a message safely, or ring 01604 367119 in office hours.

Schools who would like to host a course for their parents are invited to Email Family Learning

More information about Family Learning and Essential Skills

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