Learning and training

New skills and qualifications can help you in all sorts of way, including making you more attractive to an employer

Course search (National Careers Service)
This national database of courses can be searched for local education and training opportunities.
 
Funding advice (National Careers Service)
Information about funding to help support your learning.
 
Education and learning (GOV.UK)
Information on colleges, universities, courses, qualifications, training and funding.
 
Apprenticeships
Find out how an Apprenticeship could work for you and apply for vacancies.
 
Leeds Apprenticeship Hub (please use the button on the right)
Information on apprenticeships for young people.
 
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FROM LEEDS LIBRARY SERVICE:
 
Learn in the Library (use the button on the right) 
The Library Service runs a programme of learning sessions to help you get the most out of computers and the Internet. Please ask at your local library.
 
Studio12
Based in Leeds Central Library, this is an audio-visual media project providing free access to a production studio, training, accredited qualifications and an Industry Panel of creative professionals working in design, music, video and media arts. For people aged 16 – 30 who are living in Leeds, with priority given to people not in education or employment.
 
OTHER LOCAL LEARNING PROVIDERS:
 
Learning opportunities in Leeds (use the button on th right)
Consult this list of subjects to see which local learning providers offer courses in them.
 
Learndirect
Improve your English, Maths and Computer skills by enrolling on learndirect’s free online courses, supported by tutors. With learndirect you can learn in one of their centres, at work or online. There are Learndirect centres in Leeds city centre (LS2), Hunslet (LS10), and Bramley (LS13).
 
Learning Partnerships
Offers education, support and training projects, including Employability Skills, Confidence Building, and Basic Computer Skills
 
Offers a number of free education services to support those in need: literacy and numeracy support including ESOL classes, IT Skills, Employability Skills, as well as cooking and art based courses.
 
St. Anne's Resource Centre                                                
Education classes, including: Computer Courses, Employment and Training, Budgeting, Anxiety Management and Confidence Building, Literacy and Numeracy.                                              
 
PATH Yorkshire
Training and learning opportunities for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people.
 
Nari Ekta
Educational and training programmes for Asian women.
 
re’new
renew’s training and employability support includes courses, volunteer opportunities, help with college and university applications, CV workshops and much more. Through their extensive networks they are also able to provide access to apprenticeships and job opportunities. If you are looking for work in the building industry, then signing up to renew’s Construction Workers’ Register is a great way of finding out about employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
 
 
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN LEEDS:
 
Leeds City College
The UK’s third largest Further Education establishment offers courses which cover almost all subject areas and include full and part-time academic and vocational qualifications from basic skills to apprenticeships and A Levels to Foundation Degrees. 
 
Leeds College of Art
Courses at various levels in art, design and the crafts.
 
Leeds College of Building
A specialist college providing training and education for the construction industry.
 
Leeds College of Music
The only UK conservatoire to offer courses in Classical and Popular Music, Jazz, Music Production and the Music Business at both Further and Higher Education levels.
 
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Offers students the opportunity to develop and excel as dance artists.
 
The University of Leeds
One of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It is also one of the UK’s top ten research institutions and well known throughout the world for its quality of teaching and research.
 
Leeds Beckett University
Offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.
 
Leeds Trinity University                                                             
Offers a range of degree courses in subjects such as Film Studies, Psychology, Sports Development, Journalism, Media, Management, Marketing, and Religious Studies.
 
The University of Law
Specialist provider of legal education.
 
The Open University
A flexible and distance learning approach to university education.