Adult learners offered more than ever before

Published Thursday, 16th July 2015

York Learning is offering its widest range of adult learning opportunities ever with its new Learning 4 Everyone programme which is being rolled out across the city.

On offer for the first time too is the widest ever selection of courses from learning partners across the city, such as the University of York and York College. The WEA which features in the brochure has reported an enormous amount of interest following their inclusion in the brochure.

The new programme can be picked up from libraries across the city and holds information on over 300 courses taking place over the coming months.

The programme offers a mixture of courses at over 40 locations to suit a variety of interests and individual learning needs, and includes taster sessions, workshops and flexible learning opportunities. Amongst the wide range of courses available are: art, craft, bike maintenance, computing, business, counselling, cookery, English and maths,  health and fitness, history, languages, music and dance, photography and learning in the workplace.

Popular short taster sessions and workshops which suit time-stretched residents have been increased in number due to their popularity, while other subjects, including pilates and dressmaking, are back by popular demand.

The courses, taught by a network of friendly and experienced staff, range from a couple of hours in length to 36 weeks, and will start being taught from September. Some are free for residents claiming Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance.

Cllr Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism said: “Offering such a choice of courses shows that people love to learn with York Learning, and that its quality offer has attracted the widest ever programme from partners too.

“I’d urge anyone interested in pursuing an interest, wanting to build their skills or preparing for a new challenge to browse and book as places are going fast.”

Full details and booking information is available at www.yortime.org.uk. Residents can also call 01904 552806 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 4pm or on Mondays between 5.30pm and 8pm.

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