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Study for free at York College on one of our online adult courses

Have you always fancied the idea of studying a new course and acquiring fresh skills but been put off by affordability concerns?

The Cost of Living Crisis has sharpened the focus on financial priorities in most households but did you know at York College & University Centre we have a wide range of online Level 2 courses that are free* for most adults?

All the courses can be studied part-time, last between eight to 16 weeks and, if you have access to a PC or laptop and suitable Wi-Fi, then you could enrol today.

Here we take a look at a selection of the courses that might interest you:

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health

This course is perfect for anybody looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of nutrition and healthy eating.

You will learn how to use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet; the principles of weight management and about eating disorders and food safety for the home environment.

Whether you work in the healthcare or fitness industry or simply want to make some healthy lifestyle adjustments to your own habits, you will gain the understanding needed to devise a diet and exercise plan that’s tailored to the individual and can achieve maximum desired results.

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

On this course, you will learn about the issues facing children and young people such as depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as external factors that affect their mental health and how you can best support them in their everyday lives.

It can also facilitate progression on to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles required for a variety of job roles in the adult health and care sector.

Topics covered include equality and diversity; safeguarding; duty of care; health and safety; person-centred approaches and handling information.

It will prove beneficial for anybody wishing to build a solid foundation from which they can embark on a career in adult social care.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This qualification will help develop your knowledge and skills around counselling.

It will focus on counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will help develop self-understanding and reflect on values and beliefs.

For a full list of our adult online course offering and to enrol, please visit here

If you need help or support with any of our online learning courses please call 01904 770827 to speak to one of our Online Learning Coordinators or email

*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free. However, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grades 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.