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 wellbeing

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, plus online courses via Zoom. Our venues include schools, community centres, village halls, employer’s premises and libraries:

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

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
York Mind

How can I get in contact?

Our main administrative base is at West Offices, Station Rise. This is staffed 10-4 every weekday. Drop in or contact us to speak to an enrolment assistant, or book an appointment to speak to a careers advisor.

Book a place on one of our part time courses online at book.yorklearning.org.uk

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