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.
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
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
We have programmes happening at over 60 venues in the city, including schools, community centres, village halls, employer’s premises and libraries. These include:
Huntington Community Centre
Fulford Secondary School
Huntington Secondary School
York High School
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 book.yorklearning.org.uk