New adult learning classes announced in York

Chop Chop! It’s time to sign up

Chop chop! Fast and Easy Oriental Cookery is just one of the many new and exciting courses and workshops residents can enjoy as part of the spring programme of Adult Learning opportunities from City of York Council.

This year busy residents can take time out on the largest selection yet of one-off creative workshops which offer a convenient alternative to full courses. These teach skills in a single intensive session and allow the participant to take their project home at the end. Easter workshops in fused glass decorations and felt chicks are both new to the programme and are covered in just a few hours. Residents can also enjoy learning at their own pace, with flexible learning offered in beginners’ and advanced computer courses.

The council’s York Learning team has introduced some fantastic new courses to its new programme which pick up on latest trends, from designing and knitting Fair Isle patterns, introducing i-pad and Android technology, beginners’ Ballet Fit and planting creative herb pots. The programme, Learning 4 Everyone, has also catered for the high demand of traditionally popular interests too, boasting over 29 Pilates courses and 12 different painting and drawing courses.


“Residents enjoy Adult Education for lots of different reasons, including learning a new hobby, gaining qualifications, preparing for a special life event such as a wedding or house move, supporting their children’s learning or becoming familiar with new technology received at Christmas. York Learning has put together an innovative programme of courses, classes, workshops, talks and tours which address all of these.”

This year some new venues have been added, making a total of 43 different learning locations across the city. These include the recently opened Archives and Local History facility at York Explore where residents can enjoy courses and workshops in family history, local history and creating their own community archive.

As well as courses for residents, businesses and organisations can brush up their skills in areas such as web and leaflet design, bookkeeping, ICT, languages and computing.

The Learning 4 Everyone programme offers courses and workshops in:

  • · Arts, crafts, design
  • · Bike safety and maintenance
  • · Business, Bookeeping and Management
  • · Computing
  • · Counselling
  • · Creative writing
  • · Family learning
  • · Cookery and cake decoration
  • · Gardening, design and floristry
  • · Health, wellbeing and hobbies
  • · History and culture
  • · Languages
  • · Music and dance
  • · Photography
  • · Return to learning (English and maths)

For more information about the Learning 4 Everyone programme and to book visit or call York Learning on 01904 552806 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm and on Mondays, 5.30pm to 8pm. If lines are busy residents should leave a message and all calls are returned.

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