There’s a course for all in the new Learning 4 Everyone brochure

autumn-2016-social-media-profile-1_500x500Do you want to get to grips with Windows 10, improve your creative writing, or even learn Tai Chi in 2017? Then look out for the new Learning 4 Everyone programme this month.

The brochure is being distributed throughout December to nearly 100,000 households and includes over 300 courses, with several new and expanded areas, including a beauty section and an expanded business offer. These new courses are on offer alongside more established courses including creative craft courses and modern foreign languages.

New courses on offer in 2017 include Metafit, a 30 minute high intensity workout session designed to help people who are short of time to get fit and active. Pure stretch, a combination of yoga and pilates is also on offer for people looking to get fit in the new year.

Discover Romeo and Juliet is a new course on offer for people looking to jump into the world of drama. The practical mindfulness is a three course series exploring happiness, health and being organised.

Cllr Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “The adult learning programme gives residents the opportunity to learn a great range of new skills and gain qualifications with the help of our fantastic tutors.  We’ve taken residents feedback on board and there’s now even more one day and weekend courses available. With over 300 courses including many new and expanded sections and numerous free taster sessions, I’m sure there will be something for everyone.”

For more information about the programme see the brochure being delivered to all homes, pick one up from libraries, or visit

Bookings can be made online, by calling 01904 552806 or by visiting West Offices, Station Rise on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 4pm.

GCSE English and Maths

english and maths FEIf you  need your English and Maths for a higher education course or to improve your job prospects, look no further.

To offer you the best chance of attending an assessment with us, we run sessions all across York on different days and different times of the day.

To cofirm a slot on one of our assessments or to ask any questions, email or call 01904 554277.

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Learn something new in a day!

Among this autumn’s 250 plus, newly published courses, City of York Council is offering a wide range of one-day learning sessions for the many residents who want to learn something new in a day.

These new all-day courses include crafts such as Needle Felting Christmas Robins, and Bookbinding at the Yorkshire Museum, while at Huntington School others can try Mount Cutting or making Stained Glass Christmas Angels. The courses run from mid-morning to mid-afternoon and teach the main skills needed to take these arts forward.

Also new are several IT classes including a couple focussing on the new operating system Windows 8.1 and using a Computer Cloud. In addition, courses to master I-pads, using the internet and social media are on offer alongside the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification.

For those wanting to boost or maintain their physical fitness, the new programmes include Easy Fit for the Young at Heart at St Olave’s Church Hall, and Fitsteps and a free Cheerfit taster session which uses cheerleading routines will run at Huntington School.

The popular full bike maintenance programme is expected to be even more so in the slipstream of the Tour de France in York.

Cookery skills can be learned or honed at courses aimed at those wanting to turn out complete meals, including Scrumptious Starters, Mouthwatering Main Courses and Delicious Desserts.

While some old favourites of York Learning including an Introduction to Astrology, Lip Reading, Book-keeping or Languages.