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Learning toolkit

The learning toolkit helps individuals and businesses access the knowledge they need to progress and grow. Here are local skills resources to help organisations in York and North Yorkshire 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 remain engaged, productive and positive in these difficult times. Please contact us on 01609 797471 or email support@businessinspiredgrowth.com

Learning toolkit resources and courses

Health & wellbeing

  • North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS)

The ALSS offer 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 Council adult learning page.

Leadership & management

York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub are running a series of free webinars offering reskilling and upskilling solutions in response to the current challenges impacting business.

  • Skills Support for the Workforce delivered by Calderdale College and delivery partners

Skills Support for the Workforce can help your business reach its potential through free qualifications and training for adults in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding. They are continuing to deliver flexibly through-out the lockdown period via online training. SSW can support employed staff who have been furloughed under continuous professional development.

All training delivered through Skills Support for the Workforce is fully funded by the European Union and Educations & Skills Funding Agency with no cost to the employer or participant.

For further information, please complete an enquiry form, call 07872 010 326 or email funding@calderdale.ac.uk

  • York College

York College are working to support businesses and staff development. They deliver a range of virtual and online programmes and modules, which 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 offer a selection of courses and services which can be delivered remotely to flexible timescales. Do you have furloughed staff? Why not use this time to upskill team members? Do you need new skills as your business adapts? 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.


  • Quantum Vantage

Quantum Vantage have gone virtual. Take the time to refocus and work on your personal and professional development.

  • Government digital learning during lockdown

Adults at home can access online courses in digital and numeracy skills. The Department for Education has released 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.

Learn more about support available with York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub – contact us today.