Open courses

Our open courses are available for any person to book onto. The courses cover a wide-range of topics including first aid, health and safety, management and care skills.

As we are part of a local authority organisation we work as a non-profit group, so our fees are competitive while keeping quality of service.

Our courses are held maily at our main venue, the City of York Councils’ West Offices which are located in the city centre and close to the train station, bus stops and car parks.


Where will I find open course information

You can find all our events including open courses via our online events and bookingsystem.

  1. Using the ‘Advanced Search’ option, under ‘Course Type’ select Open Course.
  2. Click on search courses and this will then list all current open courses we have. Alternatively click on the link below:

Periodically we open up more of our offer for anyone to book, so if there is something specific you are after please do let us know.


How will I know if a course is an open course

By searching via course type and choosing ‘open course’ option means you are only shown our current open courses.

When viewing event information it will state under course outline if this is an open event, course type will state ‘open course’.

Cant find what you need, please do get in touch with us to see what we can do for you.


How do I book an open course

  • As a first time user, you will need to register as new user to create an online account.
  • Once you have an online account, sign into our site and locate the event you are after. Once there, and if there are places available, you then have the option to ‘apply now’.
  • Need help setting up an online account.
  • Find out more about online accounts.

What are the fees for open course

  • Course fee information can be found on each event listed on our online events and booking system by clicking on the ‘Course Fee’ link.
  • Some events are free to attend but non-attendance charge may be applied. It's advisable our course cancellation policy. Find out more about cancelling your place. 

How do I pay for my place

  • Find out about paying for events.

How do I cancel my place


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