Learning toolkit

The learning toolkit helps individuals and businesses access the knowledge they need to progress and grow by providing details of skills resources that will help develop a resilient workforce.

As well as updating the learning toolkit regularly with new opportunities, we can also direct you to providers that can help you and your employees to develop new skills, meet the challenges ahead, and remain productive. Get in touch to find out more.

Learning toolkit resources and courses

Health & wellbeing

North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS)

The ALSS are offering a range of online resources to support wellbeing. You can find more information and keep up to date via its Facebook page or at the North Yorkshire County Council adult learning page.

Leadership & management

York College

York College delivering a range of virtual and online programmes and modules, and will continue to update this list of programmes.

All courses can be found at York College. If you don’t see a programme suited to you or your team, get in touch by emailing your enquiry and phone number to businessdevelopment@yorkcollege.ac.uk

York Learning

York Learning have a selection of courses and services which can be delivered remotely to flexible timescales. Do you need new skills as your business adapts during the cost-of-living crisis? Take a look at York Learning.

Digital Boost

Digital Boost is a free service to help charities and small businesses get the essential digital skills they need. They match organisations in need with digital experts to offer one to one conversations and practical webinars for free. For more information on the skills needs they can support, visit the Digital Boost website.


Skills Support for the Unemployed

Delivered by McCrory Training, the programme supports unemployed York, North Yorkshire and East Riding residents to develop their skills, and move into meaningful employment, apprenticeship/traineeship or further learning.

Eligibility checks are required. You must be aged 16+ and unemployed or economically inactive and not in any other education or training.

Pre employment training can be offered via online distance learning in: warehousing; cleaning; team leading; health and social care; hospitality; retail; business administration; and customer services.

To enrol, contact 01904 942200 or email training@mccrory.co.uk

Quantum Vantage

Quantum Vantage have gone virtual. Even if you are furloughed, you can still take the time to refocus and work on your personal and professional development.

North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS)

The ALSS are offering a range of online resources to support those looking to retrain. You can find more information and keep up to date via its Facebook page or at the North Yorkshire County Council adult learning page.

Learners will need to complete an enrolment form. You need to live in North Yorkshire and have been aged 19 as of the 31.8.2019.

York College

York College deliver a package of learning modules to support individuals’ and businesses’ training and development plans.

There is a wide range of course content including accounting and finance; education and childcare; personal development and employability.

Further information can be found on York College’s website or email: Businessdevelopment@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Selby College

Selby College has a range of distance learning courses to support CPD and upskilling.

Courses are free subject to the eligibility criteria being met by the learner and the course being completed online.

The range of distance learning courses can be accessed by anyone over the age of 19. Courses are delivered by the use of workbooks and range of online assessments, with support and robust feedback by the tutor throughout the course.

Functional skills, such as English, Maths and Introductory Computing programmes can also be mostly completed by distance.

For more information, contact adultlearninghub@selby.ac.uk or call 01757 211097

Government digital learning during lockdown

Adults can access online courses in digital and numeracy skills via The Skills Toolkit.

The Department for Education hosts a range of job-related online courses, teaching numeracy, coding and internet skills. The Open University and Google are among the providers.

The training is focused on improving skills for online jobs, in the expectation more people will be working remotely. Further information can be found here.

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