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York College offers students the opportunity to progress their learning in a more adult environment, and our aim is to equip students with research and study skills, as well as the confidence and self-discipline that will help them stand on their own two feet as independent learners.

Our students tell us that they enjoy the more mature 'junior university' environment that College provides, enabling them to be treated as adults, whilst still receiving the highest quality support and guidance.

This environment promotes self-motivation, good time management skills and prepares them for what university or employed life will be like. It is also a great chance to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities, and is also a fantastic way of meeting new friends with similar interests.

We are part of the Humber Virtual Careers Fair, why not check out our stand to learn even more about us? 

Student support

Your Student Support

At York College we are wholly dedicated to supporting our students with any advice and guidance they may need.

Your Wellbeing

Look after you. Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We offer termly health and wellbeing events. If you are experiencing any problems, feeling under pressure or finding it hard to cope, we have a free and confidential counselling service that you can access through our Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. We also have a team of Mental Health First Aiders on-hand throughout the working day.

Your Career

Our Careers Service is available to prospective and current students, parents/carers and employers.

York College careers service is here to enable all students to plan for their future, make informed decisions and learn what's available in the world of education, employment and training. Our service is free, confidential and supports your individual journey.

We provide a high quality and impartial guidance service and you can book a 1 to 1 appointment via our student portal at any time of the academic year. We support you in job applications as well as your UCAS applications, should you be progressing to university.

We work closely with your course teams to devise events and workshops across the year that will help you to make informed choices with regards to your progression. Our service is empowering, meaningful and inspiring. We encourage all our students to reach their full potential and support you in securing successful futures.

From quick questions that we can respond to via email to one-to-one advice to discuss your longer-term career goals, we are here to support you in any way we can. Our service is free, confidential and supports your individual journey.

Your Finance

Explore funding options with York College. You may be eligible for additional funding support during your studies. Find out about support available including loans and bursaries.

Your Learning Support

We offer support for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SEN) including specialist staffing, equipment and resources and can make reasonable adjustments in discussion with the student, whether or not they have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Your Studies

The Learning & Research team based in The Learning Centre play a huge part in Your Experience at the college. The team is here to help the whole College community access a wide range of electronic and print based learning resources. We liaise with both students and staff to ensure we find relevant and up-to-date material to enhance your studies and ensure you are expanding your knowledge outside of the classroom. We also provide advice and guidance on research, study skills and referencing. We work closely with your Progress Coaches and the curriculum teams in ensuring you are accessing the right information for your course and personal progress.

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What makes us different?

At York College, we offer the following types of courses:

A Levels

A Levels have an academic approach to subjects and are primarily assessed by written exams. Students are advised to take four AS Level subjects. Many students will drop one AS Level at the end of the first year, and study their remaining three subjects to A2 Level (full A Level).

Vocational/Technical Courses

These courses have a contextual approach to learning and are primarily assessed through assignments and coursework. Students should choose one Vocational/Technical course.

T Levels

These two year technical programmes are new Level 3 courses developed in collaboration with employers and businesses. They will help you to build the knowledge and experience you need, to get the job you want, through a balance of classroom-based theory and an industry work placement.

Apprenticeship Programmes

These provide a mixture of on and off-the-job training whilst being paid. Students should choose one Apprenticeship course.

We also offer degree courses and higher-level study, as well as courses for adults.

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