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Adult education

We provide quality part-time education and training for adults across the county. You can view course details and enrol from this page.

Courses include:

  • 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. Contact your area office to book an appointment.

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 streams that could support the training and development of your employees and ultimately improve your business. Our business engagement team will work closely with you to deliver a tailored 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 pdf icon view our service directory here [3Mb].

View adult learning courses and enrol online

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

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 also available to browse and print below.

Learning and skills advice service


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.

See the pdf icon information advice and guidance leaflet [1Mb] to find out how our learning and skills advisers can help you.

Adult learning and skills service - subcontracting arrangements

You can pdf icon view our supply chain fees and charges here [89kb] for details of our subcontracting arrangements and pricing schedule.