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 do not engage in mainstream provision.

 To provide Information, Advice and Guidance about further learning, volunteering