Computing, Bookkeeping and Business Courses at York Learning

As the world becomes more and more digital, our courses are here to help you keep up – whether you’re taking your first steps on a computer or need to build your knowledge of advanced office skills.
Many of these courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 a year or receive a means tested benefit such as Universal Credit.

IT Basics

Get started with free introductory courses, and learn how to safely use computers to find information and communicate.

Essential Digital Skills Qualifications

Gain the digital skills required for everyday use in life and work. Be confident using the internet, communicating, and creating and editing documents.

Digital Work Skills (ICDL)

ICDL is the chosen qualification by many employers, and includes the key skills necessary to work in a modern office. You choose whether to study the whole course or individual modules.

York Learning’s digital skills courses offer you an accessible and flexible way to improve your skills, whether you’re just getting started or exploring advanced skills.

If you’re interested in Essential Digital Skills or ICDL courses, you’ll start by meeting a tutor for a personalised skills check to make sure that you’re on the best course for you. You can study in centres across York, or remotely, at a pace to suit you. We understand what it’s like to just be starting out with IT, or feel you don’t know enough about it, and know how to help you make progress, get a professional qualification and support you get to where you want to be.

We deliver courses for individual learning and personal improvement

We offer the International Computer Driving Licence – (ICDL, formerly ECDL) – the accepted standard for people who want to use Microsoft Office at home or in their workplace.  This is FREE at Level 1 and there is a cost at Level 2 and Level 3. We have a wide range of beginners’ courses, including ICT basics, Laptops for Beginners, Understanding Windows 10, and other workshops and courses about digital skills.

You can use our courses to develop your IT skills, improve and validate your confidence and gain globally recognised relevant qualifications.

We deliver courses for businesses and staff training

We can deliver individual training for staff for ICDL (formerly ECDL) for Level 1, 2 or 3, again FREE at L1. We can offer individual modules so if you just want your team to get better at using Excel, we can help. We can provide group training offer – please talk to us about the specifics you want your workforce trained on. We can offer creation courses for those looking to build a website for your business.

We deliver nationally recognised financial qualifications

You can work on AAT Business Skills – which is available for FREE – Computerised and Manual Accounts, Bookkeeping and SAGE Level 2.