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York Learning - A Learning, Skills and Employability Service

York Learning is a City of York Council service, whose main focus is to support lifelong learning, develop people’s skills and qualifications and help those seeking to return to the labour market.

Learning for Leisure

Training for Personal Development

Workplace Learning

What do we do?

Deliver a range of programmes to prepare people for work
Provide qualifications and skills for work, including supporting young people who are NEET
Support those who want a qualification whilst in work, principally through apprenticeships for young people and adults
Help local employers to improve the qualification levels of their workforce and increase their contribution to the economy.
Improve the quality of peoples lives by helping them gain skills to improve their health and well being

You said... we did!
You told us our booking system was confusing. We’ve updated the processes and make the booking system easier to use within the constraints of the system.
You said... we did!
Our refugee ESOL learners asked for more English classes. We put on an additional practical weekly session specifically for them to practice language learnt in their formal classes.
You said... we did!
Learners commented that it could get cold in classrooms at some of our venues. We added extra heaters to warm the rooms up and stopped using some inadequate venues.
You said... we did!
You said you couldn’t enrol during the day as you work. We extended our enrolment service into the evening.
You said... we did!
You said you couldn’t get through to us on the phone to book courses. We extended our team who deal with enrolments and purchased more PDQ machines. We also improved our procedures for recording and following up messages.
You said... we did!
You said you couldn’t commit to or afford to pay for log courses in advance. We have introduced shorter courses and more one day workshops, and split some of our longer courses into shorter blocks.

Who can we help?

Our general programme attracts people from all sections of the community who come together to share a common interest or learn something new.
Our targeted programmes work with vulnerable and disadvantaged people, helping them to take their first steps on the learning ladder, raise self-esteem and help with independent living skills.
Our information and engagement events are targeted at a range of customers with the aim of promoting specific learning and work opportunities
Our 16-18 Foundation Learning Programme supports some of the most vulnerable young people across the city
Our projects and apprenticeship programmes work with adults, young people and employers to provide the support, skills and qualifications to enter the job market or to develop their own enterprise.
Local businesses and companies to improve the skills and qualifications of their staff

Where do we deliver our programmes?

We have programmes happening at over 60 venues in the city, including schools, community centres, village halls, employer’s premises and libraries. These include:

Rougier House
York Explore
Huntington Community Centre
Acomb Explore
Fulford Secondary School
Huntington Secondary School
York High School
West Offices

Who do we work with?

We work with a range of organisations to deliver our courses. We are hugely committed to partnership working and the following are some of the people we work most closely with:

Explore York
Blueberry Academy
Local Primary and Secondary Schools
The WEA
York Mind

How can I get in contact?

Our main administrative base is at West Offices, Station Rise, where we also have our information shop. This is staffed 10-4 every weekday and you can drop into for a chat with one of our advisers.

Book a place on one of our part time courses online at www.yortime.org.uk.

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