Adult education and training courses

Part-time adult education and training courses at locations across North Yorkshire. Browse high quality courses online and enrol today.

A wide range of adult education courses

We offer a range of courses including:

  • employment courses to help improve and learn new work skills to get back into work;
  • English, maths and IT courses;
  • foundation courses in accounts and finance, business administration, early years and childcare, health and social care, hospitality and catering and working in schools;
  • health, leisure and community activities including family learning; and
  • supportive learning courses for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities.

Our priority is to help adults gain the skills and qualifications needed for employment and to help people who are disadvantaged by social, economic and health barriers. 

We provide a free information and advice service to help you choose the best route to develop your career and job prospects:

This service is free to adults aged 19 and over. Sessions are one to one and confidential.

We offer free advice and guidance on all our courses, including information on free courses, training and workshops, qualifications, funding and specialist support e.g. hearing / sight impairment, disability or learning difficulty. Our learning and skills advisers provide relevant information and planning sessions to help you choose the correct route to develop your career and job prospects.

We can help you with:

  • Advice on learning opportunities available;
  • Support with initial assessments for English, ICT and maths; and
  • Advice on course enrolments.

To discuss your options, book an appointment with your local learning and skills adviser.

At the appointment

The learning and skills adviser will help you find the right course for you by exploring options based on your skills, interests and career aspirations.

The session will include creating an action plan which will help set out what you want to achieve and how you can get there. This could include developing new skills or starting a new course to gain a professional qualification. They will also look into funding for your course, depending on your eligibility, some course fees are reduced or free. Further assistance may also be available with childcare.

Business training for employers

We also deliver apprenticeships and specialised training to staff in local businesses. Our professional training courses are accredited by national awarding organisations including AAT, City and Guilds, NCFE and the British Computing Society.

We may be able to access government funding that could support the training and development of your employees and ultimately improve your business. Our team will work closely with you to deliver a personalised training programme that meets your business needs and those of your employees.

Our aim is to be the first choice for professional, workforce training for businesses across North Yorkshire. To find out more, please contact your local area office.

 You can view our service directory here (pdf / 3 MB).

View adult learning courses and enrol online

Use our online system to search, enrol and pay for courses in your area.

Search for courses

Some courses do not allow online enrolment as they require an initial informal interview or assessment. Concessionary fees and free courses which support employment skills are also available for unemployed learners on some benefits. Reduced fees also apply to some learners over 65 for health and leisure courses. Please contact your local office to find out if you're eligible.


Download a prospectus for your area

The latest prospectus for your area is available to browse and print below.

Adult learning and skills service - subcontracting arrangements

You can  view our supply chain fees and charges here (pdf / 90 KB) for details of our subcontracting arrangements and pricing schedule.

You can  view our archive supply chain fees and charges from 2015-16 here (pdf / 92 KB).

Contact our adult learning offices

Responsible for the delivery of adult learning in the Skipton, South Craven and North Craven areas.

Skipton Youth and Community Centre
Otley Street
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1ET

Email: south.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk
Telephone: 01609 533945

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Responsible for delivery of adult learning in the Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale, Stokesley and Easingwold areas.

White Rose House
Thurston Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL6 2NA

Email: north.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01609 533900

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Responsible for the delivery of adult learning in the Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Nidderdale and Boroughbridge areas.

15-17 Station Bridge
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 1SP

Email: south.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01609 533936

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Responsible for the delivery of adult learning in the Richmond, Wensleydale and Catterick areas.

Swaledale House
Unit 4 Bailey Court
Colburn Business Park
Colburn
North Yorkshire
DL9 4QL

Email: north.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01609 535834

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Responsible for the delivery of adult learning in the Pickering and Malton areas.

Lady Lumley’s School Campus 
Swainsea Lane
Pickering
North Yorkshire
Y018 8NG

Email: east.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01609 533918

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Responsible for the delivery of adult learning in the Scarborough, Filey and surrounding areas.

Castle House
Elders Street
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 1DZ

Email: east.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01609 535845

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Responsible for adult learning in the Selby, Tadcaster, Barlby and Sherburn areas.

The Cabin
Selby Community Primary School
Flaxley Road
Selby
North Yorkshire
YO8 4DL

Email: south.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01609 533974

Opening hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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